North East London rental information

North East London has a population of 467,918 which means it is ranked 8 out of 8 Rentonomy compass zones (1 being the most populous).

  • The most populous area is Walthamstow (E17)
  • Good amount of retails shops in the area
  • Houses account for 63.7% of housing
  • 27.6% of inhabitants in North East London were not born in the UK

North East London contains 13 Rentonomy areas. The most populous area in North East London is Walthamstow (E17) with a population of 83,840. The least populous area is Redbridge (IG4) with a population of 8,142. We give the wealth score in the area a Rentonomy rating of 2.38 out of 5 (1 being the wealthiest) which is 11.9% below the London average. The average age in this area is 33.85 which is 4% below the London average. Average rents, based on a 2 bedroom property, range from £254 in Leytonstone to £208 in Goodmayes. Average crime (per thousand people) here is 28.1 which is 6.3% above the London average. The three areas which best exemplify North East London are Woodford, Leytonstone and Walthamstow

Woodford was Winston Churchill's constituency from 1945-1964

Woodford in north east London is a suburban district which feels more like part of Essex than London. Over the last few centuries it has evolved from a string of farming villages to a home for well-to-do folk with interests in central London. As part of suburban London's boom at the turn of the 20th century, Woodford's population exploded and increasingly merged with outer north east London and has been part of Greater London since 1965. some very notable people have been associated with Woodford. It was Winston Churchill's constituency from 1945-1964, Clement Attlee lived there as did Sylvia Pankhurst and more recently it's been home to members of Bloc Party and Depeche Mode.

Leytonstone in north east London sits between Walthamstow, Wanstead, Leyton and Forest Gate. It's a fairly affordable area despite its central line station which takes commuters directly into Bond Street in 25 minutes. The reason is that the urban fabric is a bit tatty. That said the area boasts some impressive former residents including Damon Albarn of Blur and Tony Robinson and David Beckham, Alfred Hitchcock and Sir Derek Jacobi were born there.

Walthamstow in north east London is surrounded by Chingford to the north, Leyton and Leytonstone to the south, and to the east by the southern reaches of Epping Forest and west by the Lea valley. Walthamstow Central is the main town centre and includes Selborne Road and the High Street. The area known as Walthamstow Village is one of the most exciting up-and-coming areas of London. The area is roughly defined as being south of Church Hill, west of Shernhall Street, north of Grove Road and east of Hoe Street. Orford Road is the main route through the district, though even this is a quiet thoroughfare by the standards of London. The village has a small selection of specialist shops, pubs and restaurants, and house prices tend to be higher in the streets of this neighbourhood. It was voted best urban village in London by Time Out magazine in 2004.

25.4% of homes in the area are rented privately

We give pubs in the area a Rentonomy rating of 3.5 which is 22.1% below the London average. We give coffee shops in the area a Rentonomy rating of 4.5 which is 0.2% below the London average. We give restaurants in the area a Rentonomy rating of 4.5 which is 0.7% below the London average. We give the quality of the retails shops in the area a Rentonomy rating of 5.2 which is 12.2% above the London average.

27.6% of local people here in North East London were not born in the UK ranking it 5 out of 8 Rentonomy compass areas as most international area of London, North West London being the most international at number 1. The most common country of origin (excluding the UK) is India, followed by Pakistan and Bangladesh. In terms of languages spoken, the most common language spoken in homes in this area (except English) is Urdu followed by Bengali (with Sylheti and Chatgaya) and Gujarati.

25.4% of homes in the area are rented privately while 55.6% are owner occupied and 16.9% are social rented. In regards to types of housing, flats account for 36.3% of homes in the area while houses account for 63.7%. Of these houses, terraces represent 36.5% of the total, semi-detached 21% and detached 6.2%.

In terms of employment, the average job grade here is 4.8 (1 being the fanciest professional jobs and 10 being the more menial jobs, as defined by the Office for National Statistics) meaning residents of North East London are ranked 7 out of 8 Rentonomy compass zones for average job grade, 1 being the area with the highest grade of workers. The most common field of employment here is Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations which employs 19.5% of the population.


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