Which would you say is worth more, all the homes in the City of Westminster (21 sq. km), or all the homes in West Wales and The Valleys (13443 sq. km)? Believe it or not, they’re about the same!

Inspired by The True Size Of (the country size comparison map), the interactive graphic below lets you compare London’s super valuable housing stock (now worth £2.1 trillion) with the housing stocks of England’s territorial regions (counties or larger). The results are often mind boggling.

Sources: ONS (2021 dwelling stocks), Land Registry (Rolling 12 mo prices to Nov ‘23), Eurostat.

Interesting combinations: Kensington & Chelsea vs Dorset & Somerset, Westminster vs Cheshire,view more