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Social Integration

The Mayor of London is committed to measuring social integration in London, gathering evidence to understand and evaluate the state of social integration in London.

Social Integration Headline Measures

Greater London Authority

The GLA has published a set of measures tracking social integration in London, that will be updated on a regular basis.

Understanding Londoners’ views on belonging, social isolation and fairness: evidence from The Survey of Londoners 2018-19

Greater London Authority

New evidence from in-depth research using The Survey of Londoners 2018-19 to understand the drivers of three important social integration outcomes: belonging to London; social isolation; and perceptions of whether London is a fair city.

Measuring social integration using digital and online data

Centre for Analysis of Social Media, Demos

Results of a scoping study exploring the potential opportunities and pitfalls in using digital and online data in measuring social integration in London.

What can we learn about social integration in London from Twitter?

Ipsos MORI

This research sought to develop a deeper understanding of social integration using publicly accessible Twitter data. The research also aimed to identify a methodology that could be repeated at different points in the future to collect comparable data.

Social Integration Measurement Toolkit


A toolkit for use by the GLA and other organisations when monitoring social integration and evaluating interventions. The toolkit provides practical guidance for measuring different aspects of social integration through quantitative surveys and qualitative methods.

London Family Fund – Evaluation Report

Greater London Authority

The London Family Fund (2018-2020) was a flagship programme in the Mayor’s Social Integration strategy. It supported innovative projects that brought families together across difference, in the early years’ context, to improve social integration. The evaluation explores what worked well in designing and delivering projects that improve social integration among families and identified a set of recommendations for organisations and funders who wish to deliver similar projects.

Community Life Survey – London summary

Greater London Authority

The Community Life survey is a household self-completion survey of adults aged 16+ in England. The survey provides evidence on social cohesion, community engagement and social action. This report summarises the results from the 2019/20 survey and the 2020/21 survey, and provides comparisons between London and the rest of England.

Taking Part Survey 2019-20 – London summary

Greater London Authority

The Taking Part survey is a continuous face to face household survey of adults aged 16 and over in England (and children aged 5 to 15 years old). The survey provides evidence for measuring engagement with the cultural sectors in England. This report summarises the results from the 2019/20 adult survey and provides comparisons between London and the rest of England.

Reconceptualising Loneliness in London

Neighbourly Lab, Campaign to End Loneliness and What Works Centre for Wellbeing

The Reconceptualising Loneliness in London report was commissioned by the GLA to explore the unequal distribution of loneliness across the capital. Building on from the Mayor’s Strategy for Social Integration, the research illuminates some of the factors and experiences that impact on Londoners’ collective capacity to build equal and meaningful relationships across difference.