London Borough of Ealing

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London Borough of Ealing
London borough
Coat of arms of London Borough of Ealing
Coat of arms
Official logo of London Borough of Ealing
Council logo
Motto: Progress with Unity
Ealing shown within Greater London
Ealing shown within Greater London
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region London
Ceremonial county Greater London
Status London borough
Admin HQ Ealing Town Hall, Uxbridge Road, Ealing
Created 1 April 1965
 • Type London borough council
 • Body Ealing London Borough Council
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet - Cllr Julian Bell
Chief Executive - Martin Smith (Labour)
 • Mayor Cllr Tej Bagha
 • MPs Stephen Pound
Rupa Huq
Virendra Sharma
 • London Assembly Onkar Sahota AM for Ealing and Hillingdon
 • EU Parliament London
 • Total 21.44 sq mi (55.53 km2)
Area rank 265th (of 326)
Population (mid-2014 est.)
 • Total 342,118
 • Rank 15th (of 326)
 • Density 16,000/sq mi (6,200/km2)
 • Ethnicity[1] 30.4% White British

3.1% White Irish
0.1% White Gypsy or Irish Traveller
15.4% Other White
1.2% White & Black Caribbean
0.6% White & Black African
1.4% White & Asian
1.3% Other Mixed
14.3% Indian
4.3% Pakistani
0.5% Bangladeshi
1.2% Chinese
9.3% Other Asian
5.1% Black African
3.9% Black Caribbean
1.9% Other Black
2.9% Arab

3.1% Other
 • ONS code 00AJ
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Postcodes HA, NW, UB, W
Area code(s) 020
Police force Metropolitan Police

The London Borough of Ealing Listeni/ˈlɪŋ/ is a London Borough in west London, England, and forms part of Outer London. It covers part of west London and a small part of northwest London. Its administrative centre is Ealing Broadway. Other major centres include Acton, Greenford and Southall. The local authority is Ealing London Borough Council.


The London Borough of Ealing borders the London Borough of Hillingdon to the west, the London Borough of Harrow and the London Borough of Brent to the north, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham to the east and the London Borough of Hounslow to the south.

The London borough was formed in 1965 by the merging the area of the Municipal Borough of Ealing, the Municipal Borough of Southall and the Municipal Borough of Acton.

Along with Brentford, the London Borough of Ealing is the setting for much of the action in Robert Rankin's series of comedic novels, The Brentford Trilogy, which currently consists of six volumes.[citation needed] Ealing is also the primary setting for The Sarah Jane Adventures, being the location of Sarah Jane Smith's home.

Within the borough are two garden suburbs, Brentham Garden Suburb and Bedford Park.

330 hectares within the borough are designated as part of the Metropolitan Green Belt.


Parliamentary constituencies in Ealing

London Fire Brigade

There are four fire stations within the London Borough of Ealing. Southall and Northolt have similar-sized station grounds and both house two pumping appliances. Southall attended some 700 incidents more than their Northolt counterparts in 2006/07. Ealing, with two pumping appliances, and Acton, one pump and two fire investigation units, are the other two appliances in the area. Interestingly, the ward of Northfield had over forty malicious calls made from it -more than twice as any other ward within Ealing.[2]


Ealing has a total of 91 state-run schools and nurseries. There are 13 high schools under the domain of the local education authority, 12 of which are either comprehensive, foundation or voluntary-aided, and one city academy.

A number of successful independent schools, including Avenue House School (co-ed, ages 3 – 11), St Benedict's School (co-ed), the Barbara Speake Stage School (co-ed, ages 4 – 16), St Augustine's Priory (girls) and Notting Hill & Ealing High School (girls), are also located within the borough. The King Fahd Academy is an independent Saudi funded school within the borough.

The Japanese School in London is a Japanese international school in Acton.[3]


The borough of Ealing is ethnically diverse. In 2011, 49% gave their ethnicity as white, 30% as Asian, 11% as Black and 4.5% as of mixed or multiple ethnicity, the remander identifying as Arab or other ethnicity.[1] The main religions of the borough's population in 2011 were Christianity (44%), Islam (16%) and Sikhism (8%); 15% stated they had no religion and a further 7% did not state any religion.[4]

Ethnicity-based communities

The borough has a long-standing Irish community which is particularly visible through the number of established Irish pubs in the borough and the popularity of Gaelic games in the community. Country flags for example can be seen flown on the outside or hung inside of various pubs in the area, especially on St Patrick's Day. St Benedict's School has also had a long term affiliation with the Irish community in Ealing, as it is a Catholic school.Many Irish members of the Ealing borough attend Ealing Abbey which is linked to St Benedict's School.[citation needed]

Ealing and Acton have a large British-Polish community that owes its origins to the World War II refugees and Polish armed forces finding both cheap accommodation and work in the Acton area, which then had a high proportion of London's light engineering companies involved with government war contracts. This community has grown considerably including more shops with authentic Polish food since Poland joined the EU and its migrant workers have been able to come to the UK freely; in 2011 the borough had the UK's highest proportion of Polish speakers at 6% of the population.[5] This has also led to an increase in Polish social centres in the borough. In Southall in the west of the borough and Hayes in the borough of Hillingdon there is one of the largest South Asian communities in the UK.[6][7][8][9][10] This community developed in 1950s.

There are also churches and centres for London's Hungarian[11] and Assyrian communities in South Ealing.

Sport and leisure

The borough is represented in Rugby Union by Ealing Trailfinders and in Rugby League by the London Broncos.

The borough has four Non-League football clubs Hanwell Town F.C. and Southall F.C. which both play at Reynolds Field in Perivale. the other two clubs are London Tigers F.C., which plays at the Avenue Park Stadium in Greenford and North Greenford United F.C., which plays at Berkeley Fields.

Championship Football Club Brentford F.C. draw a large amount of local support from the Borough, with Griffin Park situated just inside the neighbouring London Borough of Hounslow.


Rail and London Underground

The numerous National Rail and London Underground stations in the borough are:


London Buses routes 7, 65, 70, 72, 83, 90, 92, 94, 95, 105, 112, 120, 140, 187, 195, 207, 224, 226, 228, 260, 266, 272, 282, 283, 297, 395, 398, 427, 440, 482, 487, 607, E1, E2, E3, E5, E6, E7, E8, E9, E10, E11, H17, H32, other routes 895, Night route N7, N11 and N207.

Travel to work

In March 2011, the main forms of transport that residents used to travel to work were: driving a car or van, 21.8% of all residents aged 16–74; underground, metro, light rail, tram, 9.2%; bus, minibus or coach, 9.2%; on foot, 4.7%; train, 4.0%; work mainly at or from home, 3.0%; bicycle, 2.0%.[12]

Transport development

In April 2009 the council voted to call on Transport for London to look into the proposal for a North and West London Light Railway.[13]

Town twinning

Ealing is twinned with:


  1. 1.0 1.1 2011 Census: Ethnic group, local authorities in England and Wales, Office for National Statistics (2012). See Classification of ethnicity in the United Kingdom for the full descriptions used in the 2011 Census.
  3. "Home." Japanese School in London. Retrieved on 1 January 2014. "所在地:87 CREFFIELD ROAD, ACTON, LONDON, W3 9PU, U.K."
  4. 2011 Census: KS209EW Religion, local authorities in England and Wales, Office for National Statistics (2012).
  5. England's second language is Polish | UK | - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express
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  11. "Magyarok Nagyasszonya Főlélkeszség" (in Hungarian). Retrieved 16 April 2013.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. "2011 Census: QS701EW Method of travel to work, local authorities in England and Wales". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 23 November 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Percentages are of all residents aged 16-74 including those not in employment. Respondents could only pick one mode, specified as the journey’s longest part by distance.
  13. "Notes Of Council Meeting - 21st April 2009". Ealing Council. Retrieved 24 November 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. Ealing Council.Twinning. Accessed 2008-09-19

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