The Rentonomy definition of north London is a bit further north than most definitions. This is because a lot of famous areas of “north London” we count as central London like Islington and Hampstead. We broadly define north London as all the area northwards from Highgate up to Enfield in the north and from Rickmansworth in the north west to Harold Wood in the north east. Technically these areas are outside of London but we’re a bit generous around the edges.
North London has a population of 530,325 which means it is ranked 6 out of 8 Rentonomy compass zones (1 being the most populous). The average age in this area is 35.59 which is 0.9% above the London average. We give the wealth score in the area a Rentonomy rating of 1.88 out of 5 (1 being the wealthiest) which is 11.7% above the London average.
North London contains 17 Rentonomy areas. The most populous area being Tottenham (N17) with a population of 55,195. The least populous area is Totteridge (N20) with a population of 18,019. Average rents, based on a 2 bedroom property, range from £325 in Muswell Hill to £219 in Brimsdown. Average crime (per thousand people) here is 22.2 which is 15.8% below the London average. The three areas which we think best exemplify North London are Muswell Hill, Tottenham and Finchley
Muswell Hill in north London sits between Alexandra Palace and Highgate woods. It's a fairly well-to-do part of the borough of Haringey and popular with people moving out form Islington as they get a bit older and want more space. It's particularly popular with media types as well as actors, journalists and musicians. The main commercial centre is Muswell Hill Broadway where there are lots of nice bars cafes and restaurants. There is a big farmers' market every Sunday which attracts around 50 producers.
Tottenham is a huge area in north east London most famous for its Premier League football club which plays at white Hart Lane in the centre of the area. Tottenham itself is very much a less affluent part of town which means that rents here are very affable compared with the rest of London. The area is connected to the centre of London via overground train links which run into Liverpool Street.
Big farmers' market every Sunday which attracts around 50 producers
Finchley is a quiet and relaxed residential London suburb. It covers quite a big area so is usually split into north, south east and west. It is very well connected to the centre with a number of stations, although they're all on the northern line. It's famous for being Margaret Thatchers constituency, the southern limit of the last ice age as well as having a thriving Jewish community. As it's very much residential suburb without a massive commercial centre and relatively far from the centre, there are a mix of young, family and elderly residents.
We give pubs in the area a Rentonomy rating of 4.5 which is 0.6% above the London average. We give coffee shops in the area a Rentonomy rating of 5 which is 11.9% above the London average. We give restaurants in the area a Rentonomy rating of 4.4 which is 3.5% below the London average. We give the quality of the retails shops in the area a Rentonomy rating of 4.3 which is 6.5% below the London average.
28.2% of inhabitants in North London were not born in the UK ranking it 4 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 Middle East: Cyprus, followed by Turkey and Republic of Ireland. In regards to languages spoken, the most common language spoken in homes in this area (except English) is Turkish followed by Polish and Greek.
23.8% of homes in the area are rented privately while 54.9% are owner occupied and 18.7% are social rented.
In terms of types of housing, flats account for 41.7% of homes in the area while houses account for 58.3%. Of these houses, terraces represent 27.4% of the total, semi-detached 23.3% and detached 7.6%.
For those interested in employment, the average job grade here is 4.6 (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 London are ranked 6 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 21.6% of the population.
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