The scale of the housing boom in east London is revealed in new figures.

Some 36,470 homes in Tower Hamlets have been built since the year 2000.

That means that an incredible three in 10 of its entire stock of homes have been built in the last 15 years – far more than anywhere else in the country.

In fact nearly one in 10 homes in Tower Hamlets was built between 2010 and 2015.

In Greenwich, some 15.2% of properties in the borough have gone up since the turn of the 21st century.

Only 12.8% of Tower Hamlets’ homes were standing when Queen Victoria was on the throne in 1900 – the lowest proportion in Inner London. In Greenwich the figure is 17.0%, while in Newham the figure is 14.3%.

House construction dates (percentages)

Local Authority // Pre 1900 // 1900-39 // 1945-99 // 2000-15

Newham // 33.4 // 16.8 // 34.6 // 14.3

Hackney // 31.1 // 14.7 // 37.1 // 15.5

Lewisham // 29.5 // 26.3 // 31.0 // 9.2

Southwark // 24.6 // 10.6 // 42.7 // 16.3

City of London // 20.6 // 2.8 // 59.1 // 16.9

Greenwich // 17.0 // 27.4 // 39.6 // 15.2

Tower Hamlets // 12.8 // 6.4 // 48.1 // 30.5

Barking and Dagenham // 1.3 // 58.5 // 30.3 // 9.8