Forest Hill Population: Who and Why?

When it comes to making a move in, out or around Forest Hill, it is helpful to call on the services of a local estate agent. At Hunters Forest Hill, we are pleased to say we love the local area, and we know the local community and property market inside out.

Not only can we help you consider the Forest Hill property market, we are here to assist you in areas like New Cross, Peckham, Dulwich and Brockley. This is a fantastic area of London, and we believe it is the perfect setting for many people and families to settle.

Forest Hill is in high demand and is growing

London can feel as though it is an extremely busy place, and in Forest Hill, there are 77.9 residents per hectare. This is a higher population density than you will find in many parts of London. However, there are many open spaces and grassy areas in Forest Hill to ensure you can find a place to relax and unwind when out and about.

With a name like Forest Hill, an abundance of greenery shouldn’t be too surprising, and places like The Horniman Gardens are an excellent place to unwind. While The Horniman Museum has been closed during the lockdown, The Horniman Gardens have remained open. The 16 acres of natural and formal landscapes have been popular.

You also have areas such as Mayow Park and Dacres Wood within easy reach, so you are never short of appealing outdoor options in and around Forest Hill.

As per the 2011 census, the Forest Hill population stood at 32,874 people. This was an increase of 6.1% compared to the 2001 figures.

The 30 to 44 age group is predominant in Forest Hill

The predominant age group in Forest Hill is between 30 and 44, with 29.9% of the population fitting into this category. This is above the regional average for this age group, and it indicates Forest Hill is a popular choice for this age-group, commonly associated with first-time buyers and families.

At the last standing, 33.2% of households in the local area are made up of just one person while 35.5% of the households are families with children.

The workday population in Forest Hill is 23,693; which represents a decrease of 27.9% on the overall population. The leading industry of employment for Forest Hill; residents is the “Public Admin, Education and Health” sector, which makes up 31.6% of the working age population.

As we move forward, there will be changes to the way we work, and where we work. Remote working is likely to become popular. While many residents find commuting to and from Forest Hill, simple, the great array of local attractions will ensure Forest Hill remains a popular choice for families in years to come.

At Hunters Forest Hill, we know selling property is challenging, but we are here to assist you in the process. If you aim to buy, sell, let your home or rent property, we are active in New Cross, Peckham, Dulwich and Brockley, in addition to Forest Hill, so get in touch with one of the top three agents in London, and we will be happy to assist you.

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