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The local area guide to living in West Drayton

West Drayton is a London suburb, in the borough of Hillingdon. Prior to becoming part of Greater London in the 1960s, it belonged to the Yiewsley and West Drayton Urban District, Middlesex.

There are records of West Drayton dating back over 1000 years, when it was known as Draegtun which translates as 'farmstead where sledges are used'. This evolved to Draitone by the time of the Domesday Book in 1086, and eventually West Drayton in the 15th century.

The wider London Borough of Hillingdon is about 42 square miles, most of which is made up of rivers, parks, canals, woodland and farms. There are more than 200 green spaces in the borough, and a large chunk of the land belongs is protected as part of the Metropolitan Green Belt. By area, it is the second largest London borough but is among the least densely populated. It contains Heathrow Airport, and shares a border with Ealing, Harrow, Hounslow, Buckinghamshire, and Hertfordshire.

Hillingdon is divided by the Great Western Railway and Grand Union Canal, and West Drayton lies south of these divisions. In years gone by the economy of West Drayton was heavily reliant on the railway and canal, but over the years, this has changed drastically. Now, it is a popular place for London commuters thanks to its convenient position beside the M3, M4, and M25.

Information about the local residents

According to the 2011 census, 14,370 people live in West Drayton. The average age is young at 35, 4 years younger than that for the rest of England. There is a fairly large immigrant population with 4.4% of the residents hailing from India, 1.7% from Pakistan, 1% Somalia, and 1% from Sri Lanka. 82.9% in West Drayton speak English.

West Drayton has an unemployment rate of around 2.4%, lower than the rate for the rest of the country at 3.3%. Occupationally, 15.1% of people in West Drayton work professional jobs, 13.3% administrative or secretarial, 12.4% skilled trades, and 12.3% elementary. Just 8.6% are managers, directors or senior officials.

Relative to the rest of the country, more people rent their home in West Drayton but still over 60% own theirs. Education levels for the area are, on average, higher than the levels for England as a whole. Nearly 40% have been educated to undergraduate level or higher.

Nearby schools

There are lots of high-performing schools for children of all ages in West Drayton and wider Hillingdon. West Drayton Primary School, St Matthews Church of England Primary School, St Catherine Catholic Primary School & Nursery, and Rabbsfarm Primary School are all popular options with local families.

For older children, Stockley Academy, Yiewsley Grange, Hillingdon Manor School and Drayton Manor High School are all good choices. Hillingdon, in general, has dozens of excellent schools with different outlooks, faiths and curriculums so there are plenty of alternatives.

Getting around

West Drayton Railway Station offers excellent regular links from First Great Western. Trains run throughout the day from London Paddington to Reading and Bristol making commuting to or visiting the city exceptionally easy.

There are also plenty of London busses serving West Drayton including routes 222, 350, 698, U1, U3 and U5. For drivers, the proximity to major motorways makes West Drayton very convenient no matter where the destination is.

Local shops

West Drayton has plenty of shops. Supermarkets, bakers, butchers and grocers are all easy to find, while there are also excellent hardware shops, antiques dealers, book shops, budget retailers, soft furnishings and high street fashion brands. There are also plans to develop a large, modern shopping complex in the town.

Of course, with Central London just a short train drive away, serious shoppers will have no trouble finding what they need

Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the above information is up to date, some inaccuracies may occur. If you notice any inaccuracies please contact editor@zoopla.co.uk

All information was correct at time of publication and is provided in good faith.


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