The proportion of businesses started since the recession in Hounslow and Ealing are some of the highest in the UK.
According to data from Companies House - the UK's official registrar of companies - 69 per cent of the 19,129 businesses in Hounslow and the 21,845 businesses in Ealing started on or after 1 September 2008.
These are two of the highest proportions for any area of the country and are 10 percentage points higher than the 59 per cent of businesses that have started since the recession throughout the whole of the UK.
One in five (21 per cent) of Hounslow's post recession businesses work in information and communication nearly double the national average of 11 per cent. This was also the most popular pursuit for new businesses in Ealing with 14.7 per cent of new businesses working in the sector.
Across the UK - where a primary business interest was specified - the most popular sector for post-recession businesses was in professional, scientific and technical activities. Just under 18 per cent of businesses that have registered with Companies House since September 2008 listed this as their main business area.
The next most common pursuit for post recession businesses was administrative services (11.8 per cent) followed by information and communication (11.2 per cent). Not every business specifies its primary business activity with around one in three failing to do so.
Scotland had the highest percentage of businesses starting since the recession with 59.5 per cent of the Scottish companies currently registered to Companies House having signed up since the start of the recession.
This was marginally higher than in England where the figure was 59.3 per cent and Wales where it was 57.1 per cent but well above Northern Ireland where only 50.2 per cent of currently registered businesses starting since September 2008.
Across West London the number and proportion of post recession businesses was as follows.
- Hounslow: 19,192 (69%)
- Ealing: 21,845 (69%)
- Brent: 20,566 (67%)
- Hillingdon: 18,948 (64%)
- Harrow: 44,732 (63%)
- Westminster: 120,119 (59%)
- Kensington and Chelsea: 22,177 (58%)
- Hammersmith and Fulham: 19,612 (54%)