of London's households live in the private rented sector - the highest proportion since the 1970s.
of new homes completed in 2015/16 were "affordable". This was just 6,700 homes against a target of 17,000.
Housing is central to understanding poverty and inequality in London. Housing costs push many Londoners into poverty and are a significant contribution to the fact that London's poverty rate is higher than in the rest of England.
The indicators in this topic look at the nature of housing in London: the tenures people live in; the cost and quality of housing; and evictions.
Housing tenure over time
Average London rents
Repossessions and evictions
Evictions by borough
Rents and affordability
From our Twitter
Accelerated possession orders allow a landlord to evict tenants based solely on written evidence without a hearing. The number of accelerated possession orders in London more than doubled to 16,000 in 2015/16. There was no increase in the rest of England. #ukhousing pic.twitter.com/EWvf1fBW3T19 Jan 2018
Rates of #overcrowding in London are over twice as high as in the rest of England. This is particularly extreme in BAME communities. 13% of ethnic minority households are overcrowded, compared to 5% of white households. #ukhousing pic.twitter.com/cbEqbKMsFs18 Jan 2018