Figure 6 shows the number of betting shops per 100,000 people in an area, comparing Hackney with similar London boroughs (‘statistical peers’) as well as the London and England average. The Hackney value is significantly higher than England, although not significantly different from London or any of its statistical peers.

The City of London has 42 betting shops, or 500 betting shops per 100,000 residents. However, the resident population is unlikely to be an appropriate denominator in this instance, as it is very small compared to the much larger City worker population who will also be users of local betting shops.

Figure 6: Betting shops per 100,000 resident population (2016)

Figure 6: Betting shops per 100,000 resident population (2016)

Source: Premises licences database extract (June 2016)A

Notes

  1. http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/Find-licensees.aspx/