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Neighbourhood Income and Safety Score Map - Greater London (L, N, R, W)

Updated: Aug 12, 2019


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Lambeth

Lambeth is a youthful, diverse and dense area of London with excellent transport links. It is home to the London landmark London Eye, also has some neighbourhoods that need modernisation.
Lambeth

Lewisham

Lewisham is an area in London on the south bank of river Thames. With affordable housing and closeness to the centre, it attracts many professionals. If you ever find yourself in Lewisham Model Market is a must!
Lewisham

Newham

Newham has been facing waves of gentrification ever since the 2012 Olympics. The borough used to have one of the highest rates of poverty, low paid employment and ethnic diversity in the country. Stratford especially has been seeing rates of investment and development that would have been unprecedented in East London even 15 years ago.
Newham

Redbridge

With Epping Forest as the back garden, Redbridge is an affordable Northeast London Borough known as the "leafy suburb". It is well connected to central and east London with 20 mins to Bank Station.
Redbridge

Richmond upon Thame

With London ’s largest enclosed green space and a generous scattering of good schools, Richmond is a horticultural heaven. If living around Richmond town centre, you can reach Waterloo in 20 mins.
Richmond upon Thame

Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest is a culturally diverse area with large Polish Pakistani and Jamaican communities. Victoria Line serves this area.
Waltham Forest

Wandsworth

Wandsworth is a jewellery hidden from many Londoners' housing radar. Good safety record, affordability (for London standard), green space, and one of the lowest council tax borough in UK.
Wandsworth

Westminster

Home to Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster used to be a quiet, dull area of London. In recent years, many fashionable bars and restaurants are adding their own vitality to it.
Westminster

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:

For example, Safety Score was developed following the steps below:

  1. Map all reported crime case between Dec'17 - Nov'18 into LSOA based on their lat/lng;

  2. Categorise crime in each LSOA into Violent Crime, Criminal Damage, Property Damage, Other Crime four subdomains and obtain count under each subdomain;

  3. Calculate count/population for each subdomain for each LSOA;Rank each LSOA in each subdomain;

  4. Obtain normal distributed transformed score for each LSOA at subdomain level;

  5. Summing up all subdomain scores for each LSOA;Rank LSOAs based on the summed up scores;

  6. Exponentially transformed crime scores based on ranking.

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