Buying a house in parts of West London got more than 10% less affordable last year according to new figures.

Getwestlondon conducted an exclusive analysis of figures from the Land Registry and the Office for National Statistics to work out how many times greater the average house price is than the average wage in different parts of the country.

If the average house in an area cost £200,000 and the median earner from that area earned £20,000 a year this would make the house 10 times more expensive than the average wage.

The higher the number, the less affordable the housing.

In Brent in 2015 the median house price of £425,000 was 14.3 times greater than the average wage of £29,777.

This is an increase of 14.5% compared to the equivalent figure of 12.5 times the average salary in 2014 and means that the gap between house prices and wages has become bigger.

Houses in Ealing became 13.7% less affordable in 2015 while in Hillingdon they were 13.4% less affordable and in Hammersmith and Fulham they were 9.2%less affordable.

Across the whole of England and Wales houses became 3.8% less affordable in 2015 with the average house price of £200,000 being 7.2 times greater than the average full-time wage of £27,732.

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Westminster is the least affordable part of the country with house prices being 20.8 times greater than the average wage, although this was a decrease compared to 2014.

At the other end of the scale houses in Copeland in Cumbria were the most affordable, coming in at just 2.8 times greater than the median wage.

Borough 2014 2015 % Change
Brent 12.5 14.3 14.5%
Ealing 12.8 14.5 13.7%
Hillingdon 9.5 10.8 13.4%
Hammersmith & Fulham 17.9 19.6 9.2%
Harrow 11.6 12.5 7.5%
Westminster 21.5 20.8 -3.3%
Hounslow 10.5 NA NA
Kensington & Chelsea 26.4 NA NA