LONDON — The Mayor of London’s office recently released its 2017 report on the state of housing in Britain’s capital, a 114-page report covering almost every imaginable detail about residential property in the city.
The report is features a lot data and a whole heap of charts, detailing everything from the number of tall buildings built in the capital since the 1950s, to the average number of people living in each dwelling, all the way to the average size of places to live.
One section of the report focuses on London’s population density, and how many people are squeezed into the capital.
Despite the lack of housing affordability in the capital — the average home costs far in excess of £500,000 — London is still one of the most densely populated cities in Europe, and the second most densely populated in the UK.
The city and its surroundings are hugely urbanised and much of outer London has seen the number of dwellings per square mile jump.
“Most of London’s current residential footprint was already urbanised by the start of the Second World War,” the Mayor’s report said. “But the areas around it were and remain much more sparsely populated, with only isolated pockets becoming urbanised in recent decades.”
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