Famous for being the seat of Government around parliament square and Whitehall, but also for its other cultural sites; Buckingham Palace, St James', Trafalgar Square and the Tate Britain amonst others. Westminster has the capital's highest crime rates, although this is skewed due to the high levels of tourists in the district and therefore associated petty crime. On a more positive note, Westminster council tax has historically been amongst the lowest in the country and is second behind only Wandsworth as the lowest in the capital.
Despite being one of the smallest areas in the UK, Westminster is densely populated and the population is expected to grow significantly over the next decade. Althought the residents of Westminster number only approximately 250,000, the daytime population is actually closer to a million with commuters coming in to work and tourists arriving to enjoy the borough's sights. Westminster has the curious title of Europe's largest night-time economy! The population is highly mobile and transient as well as being diverse; over 180 nationalities are represented in the borough's boundaries. Even more so than in other boroughs, areas of skilled professionals earning high wages will reside alongside pockets of people subject to high rates of unemployment and poverty.