London's housing types mapped

Via the Guardian's London blog comes this image from the prolific team at estate agents Savills, who've mapped London's housing tenure by three main types: social rented (green), private rented (blue) and owner occupied (red).

There are perhaps few real surprises in terms of the overall distribution but we'd expected more of Lewisham to be social rented accommodation. The contrast with neighbouring Southwark is marked. Likewise, it's interesting to see that the map of Lewisham only really turns red in a band from Crofton Park up to Forest Hill and around through Catford towards Greenwich borough.

1 comments:

notesofanidealist said...

Interesting commentary in the Washington Post:
The map above shows that social housing is most common on the south side of the Thames and in the eastern part of the city, while individually owned houses (in red) are common on the city’s outskirts and private renting (in blue) prevails in the wealthier central districts.
http://knowmore.washingtonpost.com/2014/03/07/this-map-shows-what-the-british-can-teach-the-u-s-about-real-estate/

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