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Number of housing units in London (UK) 2001-2019

In 2019, the capital city of England, London had a population of approximately 9.06 million residents. To house these people, the sprawling city has a stock of approximately 3.59 million dwellings. By 2041, the estimated population of London will grow to 10.35 million individuals, all searching for a place to live.

Average house prices

The average asking price for a home in London was almost 700 thousand British pounds more than any other region in the United Kingdom, as of the fourth quarter of 2019. The simple average house price in London in 2019 was approximately 538 thousand British pounds.

Average rental costs

In March 2020, the average cost of rent in Greater London was almost 650 British pounds more than the South East of England. Certain Boroughs in London will set back the average renter more than others. As of June 2019, Westminster was the most expensive borough for average monthly rents.

Number of dwellings in London from 2001 to 2019

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Release date

May 2020


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2001 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Years through March 31; all figures are provisional

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