New Build Investor Guide – Redbridge
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Redridge is one of 20 outer London boroughs and is located in east London. Spanning just over 22 square miles, it is the 10th largest London borough by area. North of the Thames, it borders the county of Essex and the London boroughs Waltham Forest, Newham, Barking & Dagenham and Havering. Districts in Redbridge include Hainault, Ilford and Wanstead.
Redbridge’s population is forecast to grow by more than 10% by 2030
|Forecast Population 2030||337,202|
Economically Active Population
A largely young, diverse, mobile population.
|Age Range||Percentage of population|
|16 – 64||65%|
Average Life Expectancy
The average life expectancies for those born in Redbridge between 2016 and 2018 are below.
|Males||82 (UK average is 79). Males born in Redbridge have the 8th longest life expectancy of all London boroughs.|
|Females||85 (UK average is 83). Females born in Redbridge have the 12th longest life expectancy of all London boroughs.|
Population Density (2011)
Redbridge has 5,411people per km2. Lower than the London average of 5,701 people per km2 and the 14th lowest density of all London boroughs.
International Migration (2018-19)
5,411 new residents from overseas moved to Redbridge in 2018 -2019. Thirteen London borough’s welcomed more new residents from overseas than Redbridge.
Country of Birth
|Location of Birth||Proportion of Population|
|UK and Ireland||64%|
Crime & Safety
|Crime Numbers (April 2017 – March 2018)||23,513|
|Crime rate per 1,000 population (April 2017 -March 2018)||77|
|Redbridge has the 12th lowest crime rate per 1,000 people of all London boroughs.|
|Primary Schools||78 (23 of which have an Ofsted rating of outstanding)|
|Secondary Schools||28 (12 of which have an Ofsted rating of outstanding)|
|Schools and Colleges (16-18 years)||22 (11 of which have an Ofsted rating of outstanding)|
|Population considering themselves in very good health||48%|
|Population considering themselves in very bad health||1%|
Employment & Economy
70% of working aged people employed (compared to 75% across England 74% across London).
Top 4 Sectors of Employment
|Public administration, education and health||30%|
|Finance, banking and insurance||23%|
|Distribution, hotels and restaurants||16%|
|Transport and communications||14%|
In 2020, there were 15 companies in the borough employing more than 250 people and 80 companies employing between 50 and 249 people. (source: nomisweb.co.uk).
Jobs and Job density
Aproximately 37,633 residents of Redbridge also work in the borough. 30,880 people travel into the borough each day for work and 68,416 residents work outside the borough. The daytime population of the borough therefore decreases by 37,536 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 Redbridge||103,120|
Property Ownership (2018)
|own property outright (no mortgage)||30%|
|own property with mortgage||32%|
|rent from a Housing Authority or the Local Authority||10%|
|rent from a private landlord (representing approximately 28,600 private rentals)||28%|
|Households with no car or van (2011)||28%|
|One person households||26%|
|One family households||60%|
|Other (sharers / students etc)||14%|
Average House Prices
Average house prices in Redbridge are the 13th least expensive of the 32 London boroughs.
|Average achieved price January 2020||£419,704|
|Average achieved price January 2021||£461,767|
Volume of Sales
During the COVID pandemic, the number of property transactions in the borough of Redbridge fell by 18%. Twenty-one London boroughs saw larger drops in transaction volumes than Redbridge.
|Number of residential sales to year ending September 2019||2,181|
|Number of residential sales to year ending September 2020||1,798|
Achieved Rents (January to December 2020)
Mean monthly average rents in London Borough of Redbridge:
|London Median Rents
(per calendar month)
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New Build Developments in Redbridge
There are currently no properties in large* new build developments in Redbridge available for sale.
*large – schemes of more than 20 units
Environment & Leisure
Redbridge has 34 parks and open spaces. Nine of these have been awarded Green Flag status – a national award which recognises the best green spaces in the country.
Facilities in the borough include:
4 leisure centres
Several cricket and football pitches available for hire
Several tennis courts available for hire
Redbridge’s overground and underground stations are in Zones 4 and 5.
|Barkingside (Central line)||Fairlop (Central line)|
|Gants Hill (Central line)||Hainault (Central line)|
|Newbury Park (Central line)||Redbridge (Central line)|
|Snaresbrook (Central line)||South Woodford (Central line)|
|Wanstead (Central line)||Woodford (Central line)|
The Labour Party