Learn more about Outer London
These were areas that were not part of the County of London and became formally part of Greater London in 1965. An exception is North Woolwich, which was in the County of London but was transferred to Newham in 1965.
The position is now less clear, as the census and other statistical classifications use different definitions mainly because Newham and Haringey have many of the characteristics of Inner London boroughs while inner-London Greenwich is more like an Outer London borough.
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Outer London prescriptively consists of:
- Barking and Dagenham
- Kingston upon Thames
- Richmond upon Thames
- Waltham Forest
 Other definitions
According to the Office for National Statistics, Outer London excludes Newham and Haringey, but includes Greenwich. This is reflected in the NUTS classification. Under this classification, Outer London consists of Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton, and Waltham Forest.
 Historical population
Please note: Figures here are for the Office for National Statistics defined Outer London (in its 2001 limits), whose land area is 1,254 km² (484 sq. miles). Figures before 1971 have been reconstructed by the Office for National Statistics based on past censuses in order to fit the 2001 limits. Figures from 1981 onward are midyear estimates (revised as of 2004), which are more accurate than the censuses themselves, known to underestimate the population of London.
1891, April 5/6 1,083,770 1901, March 31/April 1 1,647,396 1911, April 2/3 2,162,288 1921, June 19/20 2,413,978 1931, April 26/27 3,217,219 1939, Mid-year estimate 4,250,788 1951, April 8/9 4,517,588 1961, April 23/24 4,499,737 1971, April 25/26 4,420,585 1981, Midyear estimate 4,254,900 1991, Midyear estimate 4,230,000 2001, Midyear estimate 4,463,000 2003, Midyear estimate 4,483,300 2004, Midyear estimate 4,498,200 2005, Midyear estimate 4,532,100cs:Vnější Londýn