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Out with the old: London’s population is getting younger

Posted at 8:00 am, January 27, 2014 in Maps
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We’ve always thought that kids these days look younger and younger, but if these stats are to be believed, the whole city will be brimming with teenagers in a matter of decades. Well, that might not be what it’s saying exactly… but we were interested to learn that while the UK’s average has been steadily rising over the years, London’s average is getting more youthful, with only central London and Kensington & Chelsea’s residents getting on a bit (of the areas in Zones 1 and 2, anyway).

The map below shows which boroughs have the lowest mean age. East London’s looking most youthful (which explains how they can keep track of all those pop-ups), with a more mature average out in Richmond, Sutton and Bromley. Central London’s just as aged, of course, but that’s probably because house prices are so high that it takes decades to even save enough for a deposit.

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Thanks to Neal Hudson from Savills‘ residential research team for the maps.

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