North West London rental information

North West London has a population of 560,609 which means it is ranked 5 out of 8 Rentonomy compass zones (1 being the most populous).

  • The most populous area is Kenton (HA3)
  • Houses account for 64.9% of housing
  • 34.3% of inhabitants in North West London were not born in the UK

North West London contains 15 Rentonomy areas. The most populous area in North West London is Kenton (HA3) with a population of 60,938. The least populous area is Northwood (HA6) with a population of 16,546. Average rents, based on a 2 bedroom property, range from £350 in Cricklewood to £242 in Kenton. Average crime (per thousand people) here is 20.8 which is 21.3% below the London average. The three areas which best exemplify North West London are Harrow, Pinner and Golders Green

Pinner is notable for having the lowest crime rate of the whole of London

Harrow is a huge area in north west London and very much a stand alone town with a pedestrianised town centre. It's probably most famous for being home to Harrow School, one of the most prestigious private schools in the country with such distinguished alumni as Winston Churchill and any number of royals, politicians and aristocrats. Harrow-on-the-Hill contains a conservation area with a large proportion of listed buildings with a residential and institutional array of Georgian architecture and a few 17th century examples. It's a very well connected area with two tube stations on the Metropolitan Line which take commuters into Baer Street in about 20 minutes. It's not just a commuter suburb though, there are enough jobs in the immediate vicinity for it to be a fairly self-contained economic entity.

Pinner is a wealthy suburb of outer north West London, with wide tree-lined avenues, big houses and flat conversions in striking Edwardian buildings. Pinner is notable for having the lowest crime rate of the whole of London, and the single-sex schools have a prestigious reputation, making it a popular area for affluent young families. It is both a religiously and culturally diverse area with a fairly substantial Jewish population. Pinner appears on screen a fair bit, playing host to The Inbetweeners as well as The Theory of Everything.

Golders Green has a long history but developed rapidly after a tube station opened here at the start of the twentieth century. Throughout the twentieth century it was an archetypical commuter suburb but today it has a more urban feel. It has a mix of housing from high density town houses to interwar family housing and a busy main shopping street, Golders Green Road. The area is famous for its large Jewish population as well as being the largest Jewish Kosher hub in the UK.

We give pubs in the area a Rentonomy rating of 3.3 which is 25% below the London average. We give coffee shops in the area a Rentonomy rating of 3.7 which is 18% below the London average. We give restaurants in the area a Rentonomy rating of 4.5 which is 0.8% below the London average. We give the quality of the retails shops in the area a Rentonomy rating of 4.5 which is 2.7% below the London average.

The average age in this area is 35.73 which is 1.3% above the London average.

We give the wealth score in the area a Rentonomy rating of 1.6 out of 5 (1 being the wealthiest) which is 25% above the London average. The average age in this area is 35.73 which is 1.3% above the London average.

34.3% of residents here in North West London were not born in the UK ranking it 2 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 Kenya and Republic of Ireland. In terms of languages spoken, the most common language spoken in homes in this area (except English) is Gujarati followed by Polish and Tamil.

23.7% of homes in the area are rented privately while 60.4% are owner occupied and 13.5% are social rented. Regarding types of housing, flats account for 35.1% of homes in the area while houses account for 64.9%. Of these houses, terraces represent 16.7% of the total, semi-detached 34.3% and detached 13.9%.

Regarding employment, the average job grade here is 4.4 (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 West London are ranked 4 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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