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People used to frown at the idea of living in Hackney . Now it becomes the hotspot for culture and arts. With a central location, it gets popular among young Londoners.
Hammersmith and Fulham
Known for its historic terraces, community spirit and high-achieving schools, Hammersmith and Fulham has some very affluent areas including Fulham, Parson's Green, Brackenbury Village, Riverside and Ravenscourt Park.
With 30 mins to Victoria Station and spectacular view from Muswell Hill, Haringey used to be overlooked by Londoners. It has seen a rapid property price increase in recent years and has a diverse community.
At the furthest corner of Northwest London, Harrow is a bit sleepy and quieter compared with other parts of London. Though far from London city on the map, it can reach Euston and Paddington in 30 mins.
With much of it as part of the Metropolitan Green Belt, Havering is one of the greenest boroughs in London. It is a quiet slow area in North East London far away from the City and with little diversity.
Lying between Heathrow and Richmond, Hounslow is a London borough with good transportation link to the City. It is culturally diverse with big contrasts between areas. Flight noise is a drawback as well.
Home to Heathrow Airport, Hillingdon is a westernmost London borough that hosts key offices for big names like British Airways and Cadbury. For commuters, Piccadilly and Metropolitan Lines serves here.
Stretching from Old Street to Archway, Islington enjoys great popularity among London young professionals. Holloway is among the few places with good safety records and studios less than £1000.
Kensington and Chelsea
Kensington and Chelsea is the most expensive borough in London. Outstanding transportation, shopping experience and cultural events. But even the richest borough is not immune to the crime issue.
Kingston upon Thames
With Richmond Park to the north, Kingston upon Thames is a desirable alternative to its pricy neighbouring Twickenham, Wimbledon and Richmond. Well served by rail connections, but no tube coverage.
How those maps were created
Colour coding based on total score = safety score * 0.5 + income score * 0.5
Score is exponentially transformed between 0 - 100 based on ranking among all England neighbourhoods. 100 means the best performing neighbourhood in England.
Data Granularity: LSOA level
Raw Data Sources:
Crime Data (Dec'17 - Nov'18): https://data.police.uk/data/
Income Data (2015): https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/english-indices-of-deprivation-2015
Methodology note is to be developed. We adapted the approach similar to IMD2015, https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/english-indices-of-deprivation-2015-technical-report
For example, Safety Score was developed following the steps below:
Map all reported crime case between Dec'17 - Nov'18 into LSOA based on their lat/lng;
Categorise crime in each LSOA into Violent Crime, Criminal Damage, Property Damage, Other Crime four subdomains and obtain count under each subdomain;
Calculate count/population for each subdomain for each LSOA;Rank each LSOA in each subdomain;
Obtain normal distributed transformed score for each LSOA at subdomain level;
Summing up all subdomain scores for each LSOA;Rank LSOAs based on the summed up scores;
Exponentially transformed crime scores based on ranking.