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Croydon is London's biggest borough by population.
At 33.7 square miles (86.5 sq km), Croydon is the fifth largest London borough by area.
Croydon includes the metropolitan town centre and eight district centres: Coulsdon, Crystal Palace, New Addington, Norbury, Purley, Selsdon, South Norwood and Thornton Heath.
218,600 residents of London Borough of Croydon are of working age (64% of the population).
81% of Croydon's working-age population is economically active, slightly higher than London average of 75.5%.
47.1% of Croydon's working population are employed in managerial, professional and associate professional occupations (less than London's average 52.8% but more than the UK average of 42.9%).
Between October 2008 and September 2009 the unemployment rate in Croydon was 8.1%, the highest rate in the borough since February 1997 and higher than the London rate of 3%.
Most Croydon residents (54.8%) work within the borough.
Croydon's population is 341,800, an increase of 8.2% since the last census of 1991.
If Croydon were a city, it would be the UK's 10th largest by population (excluding London).
Source: UK Cities