New Build Investor Guide – Ealing
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Ealing is one of 20 outer London boroughs and is located in west London. Spanning over 21 square miles, it is the 9th largest borough by area. The borough is north of the river Thames and it borders the London boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Hounslow, Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent. It includes the districts Acton, Ealing, Southall and more.
Ealing’s population is forecast to grow by nearly 18% by 2030
|Forecast Population 2030||413,618|
Economically Active Population
A largely young, diverse, mobile population.
|Age Range||Percentage of population|
|16 – 64||66%|
Average Life Expectancy
The average life expectancy for those born in Ealing between 2016 and 2018 are below.
|Males||81 (UK average is 79). Males born in Ealing have the 13th longest life expectancy of all London boroughs.|
|Females||85 (UK average is 83). Females born in Ealing have the 11th longest life expectancy of all London boroughs.|
Population Density (2011)
Ealing has 7,334 people per km2. Lower than the London average of 5,701 people per km2 and the 16th highest density of all London boroughs.
International Migration (2018-19)
3,581 new residents from overseas moved to Ealing in 2018 -2019. The eighth highest of all London boroughs.
Country of Birth
|Location of Birth||Proportion of Population|
|UK and Ireland||54%|
Crime & Safety
|Crime Numbers (April 2017 – March 2018)||29,693|
|Crime rate per 1,000 population (April 2017 -March 2018)||81|
|Ealing has the 14th lowest crime rate per 1,000 people of all London boroughs.|
|Primary Schools||94 (13 of which have an Ofsted rating of outstanding)|
|Secondary Schools||35 (10 of which have an Ofsted rating of outstanding)|
|Schools and Colleges (16-18 years)||31 (10 of which have an Ofsted rating of outstanding)|
|Population considering themselves in very good health||49%|
|Population considering themselves in very bad health||1%|
Employment & Economy
76% of working aged people employed (compared to 75% across England 74% across London).
Top 4 Sectors of Employment
|Public administration, education and health||25%|
|Distribution, hotels and restaurants||22%|
|Finance, banking and insurance||20%|
|Transport and Communications||15%|
In 2020, there were 35 companies in the borough employing more than 250 people and 190 companies employing between 50 and 249 people. (source: nomisweb.co.uk).
Jobs and Job density
Aproximately 54,260 residents of Ealing also work in the borough. 55,657 people travel into the borough each day for work and 89,502 residents work outside the borough. The daytime population of the borough therefore decreases by 33,845 people each day. (source: data.london.gov.uk).
|Median Gross Annual Pay for full-time employee jobs (2017)||£31,365|
|Number of jobs in the borough (2019)||92,000|
|Jobs per resident||0.49 (London average 1.03 and UK average 0.87)|
|Number of residential properties in Ealing||134,100|
Property Ownership (2018)
|own property outright (no mortgage)||24%|
|own property with mortgage||28%|
|rent from a Housing Authority or the Local Authority||14%|
|rent from a private landlord (representing approximately 38,900 private rentals)||33%|
|Household with no car or van (2011)||35%|
|One person households||29%|
|One family households||54%|
|Other (sharers / students etc)||18%|
Average House Prices
Average house prices in Ealing are the 16th cheapest of the 32 London boroughs and rose by over 7% between January 2020 and January 2021.
|Average achieved price January 2020||£467,414|
|Average achieved price January 2021||£501,151|
Volume of Sales
During the COVID pandemic, the number of property transactions in the borough of Ealing fell by 24%, only 11 other boroughs saw larger falls in transaction volumes.
|Number of residential sales to year ending September 2019||2,646|
|Number of residential sales to year ending September 2020||2,008|
Achieved Rents (January to December 2020)
Mean monthly average rents in the London Borough of Ealing:
|London Median Rents
(per calendar month)
(per calendar month)
New Build Developments in Ealing
There nineteen large new build apartment developments in Ealing currently available for sale. Several of these have been sold overseas to investors in Asia the Middle East. Average asking prices for four of these developments are set out below.
The West Works (Redrow)
|Total Number of Apartments||308 (143 private)|
|First launched||October 2017|
Average Prices – The West Works
|Price per ft²||£439||£574||£757|
The Edition – (Brick by Goldenstone Development)
|Total Number of Apartments||35 (27 private)|
|First Launched||February 2021|
Average Prices – The Edition
|Price per ft²||£877||£1,036||£1,183|
Western Circus (Barratt)
|Total Number of Apartments||364 (240 private)|
|First Launched||March 2019|
Average Prices – Western Circus
|Price per ft²||£756||£869||£998|
Westgate House (Galliard)
|Total Number of Apartments||311|
|First Launched||September 2017|
Average Prices – Westgate House
|Price per ft²||£653||£851||£990|
The Verdean (Mount Anvil / Catalyst)
|Total Number of Apartments||990 (618 private)|
|First Launched||July 2020|
Average Prices – The Verdean
No data available.
Environment & Leisure
Croydon has more than 120 parks and open spaces and is home to:
Ten large parks
4 nature conservation sites
4 swimming pools
14 leisure /sports centres
7 golf courses
23 outdoor gyms
12 locations with tennis courts
Croydon’s overground and underground stations are in Zones 3 and 4.
|Acton Central||Acton Main Line|
|Castle Bar Park||Drayton Green|
|South Acton||South Greenford|
|Acton Town (District and Piccadilly lines)||Chiswick Park (District line)|
|Ealing Broadway (Central and District lines)||Ealing Common (District and Piccadilly lines)|
|Greenford (Central line)||Hanger Lane (Central line)|
|North Acton (Central line)||North Ealing (Piccadilly line)|
|Northfields (Piccadilly line)||Northolt (Central line)|
|Park Royal (Piccadilly line)||Perivale (Central line)|
|South Ealing (Piccadilly line)||West Acton (Central line)|
The Labour Party