West London rental information

West London has a population of 568,645 which means it is ranked 4 out of 8 Rentonomy compass zones (1 being the most populous).

  • The most populous area is Greenford (UB6)
  • Houses account for 66.9% of housing
  • 28.5% of inhabitants in West London were not born in the UK

West London contains 21 Rentonomy areas. The most populous area in West London is Greenford (UB6) with a population of 45,415. The least populous area is Harefield (UB9) with a population of 7,127. Average rents, based on a 2 bedroom property, range from £300 in West Ealing to £213 in Hayes. Average crime (per thousand people) here is 30.2 which is 14.4% above the London average.We give the wealth score in the area a Rentonomy rating of 2.71 out of 5 (1 being the wealthiest) which is 27.3% below the London average. The average age in this area is 33.68 which is 4.5% below the London average. The three areas which best exemplify West London are Feltham, Greenford and West Ealing

Being so close to Heathrow many local businesses service the airport

Feltham in west London is a residential district close to Heathrow Airport. The area has two lovely open spaces, Hanworth Park and Crane Park. Feltham has some fantastic former residents including Freddie Mercury and Brian May of Queen and Jimmy page of Led Zeppelin. The main shopping hub called The Centre has a good range of standard high street shops but many people travel to the bigger centres of nearby Hounslow, Kingston or Staines to do serious shopping. Being so close to Heathrow many local businesses service the airport particularly on the logistics side of things. Feltham station runs into Waterloo in just half an hour and it's well connected by road which means its attracted big employers like DHL and Arqiva.

Greenford in west London is a pleasant residential suburb with a long history as a stand alone town, before it was absorbed into London. It developed as a manufacturing centre transporting goods to central London via the Grand Union Canal. Today there are some heavyweight employers there including IBM, Panavision and Royal Mail. As well as the local workforce they are attracted by the areas excellent transport accessibility as Western Avenue runs straight through it (the main road which connects Oxford City to Oxford Street). Greenford is home to The London Motorcycle Museum, capital's only motorcycle museum with a display of around 200 exhibits on display including a wide range of bikes & memorabilia.

West Ealing is a very long and thin district of west London bounded to the north by Perivale and to the south by the M4 motorway. The area is fairly typical of west London on the inner/outer border being very residential with a broad mix of large family housing, dense terraces and social housing. The area has a mix of people from a wide variety of cultures but perhaps the most characteristic group are the Sikhs.

21.4% of homes in the area are rented privately while 55.6% are owner occupied

We give pubs in the area a Rentonomy rating of 4 which is 11% below the London average. We give coffee shops in the area a Rentonomy rating of 2.9 which is 35% below the London average. We give restaurants in the area a Rentonomy rating of 3.2 which is 30.2% below the London average. We give the quality of the retails shops in the area a Rentonomy rating of 3.3 which is 27.4% below the London average.

28.5% of inhabitants in West London were not born in the UK ranking it 3 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 Republic of Ireland and Kenya. Regarding languages spoken, the most common language spoken in homes in this area (except English) is Panjabi followed by Polish and Urdu. 21.4% of homes in the area are rented privately while 55.6% are owner occupied and 19.9% are social rented.

For those interested in types of housing, flats account for 33.1% of homes in the area while houses account for 66.9%. Of these houses, terraces represent 25.9% of the total, semi-detached 33.3% and detached 7.6%.

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 West London are ranked 8 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 18.8% of the population.


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