South London rental information

South London has a population of 795,368 which means it is ranked 3 out of 8 Rentonomy compass zones (1 being the most populous).

  • The most populous area is Croydon (CR0)
  • Houses account for 57.8% of housing
  • 22% of inhabitants in South London were not born in the UK

South London contains 20 Rentonomy areas. The most populous area in South London is Croydon (CR0) with a population of 137,481. The least populous area is West Norwood (SE27) with a population of 19,787. Average rents, based on a 2 bedroom property, range from £358 in Balham to £208 in Wallington. Average crime (per thousand people) here is 21.6 which is 18.1% below the London average. We give the wealth score in the area a Rentonomy rating of 2 out of 5 (1 being the wealthiest) which is 6.2% above the London average. The average age in this area is 35.68 which is 1.2% above the London average. The three areas which best exemplify South London are Croydon, Balham and South Norwood

Since 2000 Croydon has been home to London's only Tram line

Croydon in south London is a large suburban centre in its own right. It has become so important that it has one of the largest shopping districts outside of central London and a developed night time economy. The area has suffered a bit of a bad reputation because of the abundance of dodgy 60's architecture but in the last decade it has turned into a real development hotspot. Since 2000 Croydon has been home to London's only Tram line which connects the central and west Croydon to Beckenham, New Addington and Wimbledon. Croydon has lots of A-list notable former residents, particularly musical ones including Kate Moss, Amy Winehouse and Adele.

Balham in south west London is surrounded by three commons, Clapham, Wandsworth and tooting. It used to be considered just the poor cousin of Wandsworth and Clapham but as those areas have become almost prime London Balham has in turn become more desirable as an overspill area. It's certainly still a bit rough around the edges and the fabric of many buildings could do with some tender loving care. However the attractiveness of the area is under pinned by the presence of a northern line station which takes residents straight to the centre of London in minutes.

South Norwood is a suburban district of outer south London. The south-eastern side is dominated by a 125-acre country park which opened in 1989, one of London's newer parts. The northern end is bounded by South Norwood Lake, which was created after the reservoir for the Croydon Canal, which turned out to be a flop. It is still used by the good people of the Croydon Sailing Club and local anglers who are on the look out for carp, bream and perch. The town is basically a commuter suburb but not all residents travel to central London. Croydon itself has a significant financial and insurance presence.

We give coffee shops in the area a Rentonomy rating of 4.7 which is 4% above the London average

We give pubs in the area a Rentonomy rating of 5 which is 11.4% above the London average. We give coffee shops in the area a Rentonomy rating of 4.7 which is 4% above the London average. We give restaurants in the area a Rentonomy rating of 5.4 which is 17% above the London average. We give the quality of the retails shops in the area a Rentonomy rating of 4.9 which is 5.6% above the London average.

22% of local people here in South London were not born in the UK ranking it 6 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 Jamaica and Republic of Ireland. In regards to languages spoken, the most common language spoken in homes in this area (except English) is Polish followed by Tamil and Urdu.

22.9% of homes in the area are rented privately while 56% are owner occupied and 19% are social rented. When it comes to types of housing, flats account for 42.2% of homes in the area while houses account for 57.8%. Of these houses, terraces represent 27.6% of the total, semi-detached 21.2% and detached 9%.

In regards to employment, the average job grade here is 4.2 (1 being the fanciest professional jobs and 10 being the more menial jobs, as defined by the Office for National Statistics) meaning residents of South London are ranked 3 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 24.1% of the population.


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