When it comes to comparing things side by side, nothing speaks louder than numbers. You can easily determine useful information such as which has lower crime rates, higher house prices and better schools. That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide for Islington by numbers:
House Prices

According to Zoopla, the average house prices in Islington is £887,207. Over the last year there has been a value change in property prices by nearly 11%, which on an average priced house equates as being £64,127. The prices are set to continue rising, making Islington a fantastic place to either invest or set up a family home, as you know you’ll see a return on your investment.

In the last year, the most expensive property sold in Islington for a staggering £4,550,000 with the cheapest property being a £93,000 flat (according to Zoopla). There is a wide range of diversity in this London borough, making it ideal for everyone from overseas students to young families and retired homeowners.

Crime

While London may still be the crime capital of the UK, the policing system is constantly improving. Hundreds of crimes have been cracked down on across London, with the average crime rate in Greater London falling by 11%.

Islington is ahead of the curve in this statistic with the number of crimes being reduced by 14% during 2012-2013 compared to the previous year. This is a much greater percentage than its surrounding boroughs, proving that the police force are making strong progress in this area. Source

Schools

Education is extremely important and figures often speak for themselves when it comes to pass rates and league tables. Islington has some of the best schools in London, following a recent Ofsted inspection 100% of Islington’s secondary schools have been rated good or outstanding.

The pass rates in secondary school match Ofsted’s ratings. With examples such as St Aloysius RC College, Central Foundation Boys’ School and Highbury Fields all achieving a success rate of over 60% in their students attaining five GCSEs A*- C. Out of these, St Aloysius is top of the league table with a fantastic GCSE pass rate of 74%.

The Primary Schools in Islington are just as good the secondary schools, with more than 10 schools having over 90% of the student population achieving their expected levels in English and Math. St Peter and St Paul RC Primary School has the highest percentage of pupils attaining their expected level, with a phenomenal 96% reaching level 4.

Hospitals

Islington’s main hospital is Whittington Health, which is an NHS hospital that provides a wide range of services from A&E to a specialist baby unit. With over 200 different services available at Whittington, there is no need to travel very far in order to be seen to. An official assessment of the hospital found that it has one of the lowest mortalities rates in the UK and provides an excellent level of service.

The hospital is found at the northern tip of Islington, but getting there from South Islington will only take around 20 minutes – slightly longer in heavy traffic. In an emergency, an ambulance will take roughly 10-15 minutes to reach the furthest areas of Islington.

House Prices

According to Zoopla, the average house prices in Islington is £887,207. Over the last year there has been a value change in property prices by nearly 11%, which on an average priced house equates as being £64,127. The prices are set to continue rising, making Islington a fantastic place to either invest or set up a family home, as you know you’ll see a return on your investment.

In the last year, the most expensive property sold in Islington for a staggering £4,550,000 with the cheapest property being a £93,000 flat (according to Zoopla). There is a wide range of diversity in this London borough, making it ideal for everyone from overseas students to young families and retired homeowners.

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