On this page:

  1. Wards and Councillors
  2. Wards Map
  3. Empowering Communities
  4. Demographics

Wards and Councillors

Councillors represent their areas, or wards, to the council and give a voice to their communities. Bermondsey and Rotherhithe have 5 wards with a total of 15 councillors. All seats are occupied by labour candidates. Get in touch with councillors if you have an issue that is affecting you or the area you live in. Click on the names in each councillor listed on the map to be redirected to their contact details.

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Wards Map

Empowering Communities

Empowering communities is a community engagement programme run by southwark council. The programme comprises of regular individual ward meetings held by councillors, and two multi-ward meetings per year. The aim of empowering communities is to make communicating local issues to the council easier for communities.

Each of Bermondsey & Rotherhithe's wards meet with their councillors a few times per year to talk about issues affecting their neighbourhood, and discuss ways that public money and time could be spent improving it, or even new
regeneration proposals in the area. Everyone in the neighbourhood is welcome to join these meetings.

We've put together a page with more information on the Empowering Communities programme and who you can get in contact with to get involved.

Learn More


Below we have compiled some basic information to help your understanding of Bermondsey & Rotherhithe. Besides what you see below, there are also a number of other avenues you can pursue to uncover more specific statistics and quantitative information about Southwark.

Click here to learn more (Coming soon).



Life Expectancy

Men: 77.2, Women: 81.9


White: 54%, Black: 25%, Asian: 11%, Other: 10%


1,088 live births

Crime Rate per 1,000


Child Poverty Rate

21.5% of families with children claiming out-of-work benefits. (National average 13.5%)

Local Deprivation Rank
(Out of 23)

South Bermondsey: 9th, Rotherhithe: 12th, North Bermondsey: 14th, London Bridge and West Bermondsey: 15th, Surrey Docks: 22nd. Southwark ranked 40th out of 326 local authorities for deprivation (high)

*Source: 'Multi-Ward Profiles 2019 North-East Southwark' & 'Multi-Ward Profiles 2019 North-West Southwark'; Southwark’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (Southwark Council: London, 2019). 

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