Explanation: Low income,
lack of education,
shortage of housing to
buy, high unemployment.
Limited due to high demand for
Explanation: Limited land
(shortage of places to build),
high density housing because
of high population, house
Council properties, estate agents,
shared ownership, housing
benefits, new homes being built,
government schemes (private
companies must give a % to
social housing), right to buy.
2004-2009, 9000 new homes
built --> 3200 affordable
homes. Tower Hamlets one
of the largest deliverers of
affordable housing in the
Overcrowded: 41% of households live in overcrowded
conditions, 1 million children living in overcrowded
conditions. House prices & rent increasing annually -->
1999-2004 increase by 87%, average house price in 2009
--> £309,000. Lack of green & open space. 64% of tenants
on council housing register are waiting for new home.
36% of tenants seeking transfer. 1/2 of housing in
borough in social sector. TH ranked 4th highest for crime
in inner city London. Large households and low income.
TH 4th most deprived borough in the country.
Explanation: Low income makes it
hard to buy housing,
overcrowding is due to lack of
housing & large families.
The further from the Thames you
go --> more council housing.
More owner occupied housing
along the Thames --> Canary
Wharf and good views. Most
expensive along the Thames.
Explanation: More expensive along
the Thames due to Canary Wharf
and good views. Houses there are
purpose built & aimed at people with