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Social Housing in Chelsea

Chelsea has long been associated with social housing provided by a number of philanthropists such as Sutton, Guinness and Peabody.

Peabody Estate in Chelsea Manor Street. © Peabody trust and William Sutton courtesy Affinity Sutton

Peabody Estate in Chelsea Manor Street. © Peabody Trust and William Sutton courtesy of Affinity Sutton

HOUSING STATISTICS FOR CHELSEA 2011

According to the RBKC Ward Profiles, based on the 2011 Census data:

The Profile for Royal Hospital Ward indicates that 45.5% of households (2,186) were owner occupied (including shared ownership) while 40.5% were in the private rented sector (1,945 households) and 13.9% were social rented properties (669). There was a total of 4,809 dwellings, of which flats accounted for 78.2%. In this ward 27.2% of households were classified as a “Second Address” (2611 households).

The Profile for Chelsea Riverside Ward indicates that 36% of households (1,531) were owner occupied (including shared ownership) while 22.7% were in private rented sector (965 households) and 41.3% were Social Rented properties (1,754). There was a total of 4,250 dwellings, of which flats accounted for 83.7% of all household spaces, with houses accounting for only 15.4%. In this ward 15.4% of households are classified as a Second Address (1337 households).

The Profile for Brompton-Hans Ward indicates that 34.4% of households (1,618) were owner occupied (including shared ownership) while the private rented sector accounted for 47.6% (2,239) and the social rented sector for 12.3% (578). There was a total of 4,435 dwellings, of which flats accounted for 83.9% (4,903) with houses accounting for only 16% (936). 19.5% of household spaces had no usual residents (1,137).

The Profile for Stanley Ward indicates that 45.7% of households (1,830) were owner occupied (including shared ownership) while the private rented sector accounted for 38.3% (1,535) and the social rented sector for 13.1% (525). There was a total of 3,890 dwellings, of which flats accounted for 72.5% (3,279) – houses accounting for 27.6% of household spaces.  11.6% of household spaces contained no usual residents (523 households).

So in 2011 the total number of social-rented properties was 669 (Royal Hospital) + 1,754 (Chelsea Riverside) + 578 (Brompton) + 525 (Stanley) = 3,526, of which 49.74% were in Chelsea Riverside Ward.

In Chelsea as a whole there was a total of 17,384 dwellings, which indicates that the social rented sector in Chelsea was 20.28%. This compares with the size of the social rented sector in RBKC as a whole which was almost 25% – roughly in line with the London wide average.

By the time of the next  Census the Lots Road Power Station site might at last be coming on stream, which will add 420 units of which 40% are due to be a mix of key worker/co-ownership/social rented units.

 

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