Information on Hackney’s population, including official estimates of the size and structure of the population, and data on current characteristics and future growth trends.
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Official population figures
The first top level data from the 2021 Census was released by the Office of National Statistics on 28 June 2022. Further data releases with more detailed breakdown of population characteristics will follow throughout 2022 and this page will be updated as data becomes available.
See How the population changed in Hackney: Census 2021 – an overview from the Office of National Statistics.
See Hackney Council Briefing – on the first 2021 data release from the Office of National Statistics.
See Census 2011 – access Census data on the characteristics of Hackney’s population directly via Nomisweb.
Population characteristics and related statistics
Facts and figures
A quarterly update of key social, economic and demographic information for Hackney.
See facts and figures (PDF 298kb).
Key data on Hackney’s population and equality groups as well as its economy, health, housing, environment, crime and future development.
See Hackney profile (PDF 2mb).
Ward profiles – key statistics for each of Hackney’s 21 wards.
Findings from the indices of deprivation 2015.
Ethnicity, national identity, religion and language in Hackney
For information on the analysis from Census 2021 on Hackney’s diversity, see ethnicity, national identity, language and religion in Hackney 2021 (google doc).
For information on the analysis from Census 2011 on Hackney’s diversity, see ethnicity, national identity, religion and language in Hackney (PDF 713kb).
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Census 2021 was the first to collect information on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Hackney. For more information, see Sexual orientation and gender identity census 2021 briefing (google doc).
Population, households and growth
Analysis from Census 2021 on growth and change in Hackney:
See demography: age, household characteristics and deprivation (google doc)
Analysis from the Census 2011 on growth and change in Hackney:
See population, households and growth (PDF 3mb).
Migration in Hackney
See analysis from census 2021 on migration (google doc)
Analysis from official statistics on the nature and characteristics of international and internal migrants to Hackney in 2015:
See migration in Hackney (PDF 1mb).
Labour Market and Travel to Work
See analysis from Census 2021 on Labour Market and Travel to Work – including economic activity, industry and occupation (google doc)
UK Armed Forces Veterans in Hackney
Population projections – produced annually by the Greater London Authority for London boroughs and wards. These projections are the source favoured for use in decision-making and service planning.
See comparing the 2021 Mid-Year Population Estimates with relevant estimates from the 2021 Census (google doc)
Local data and studies
The Mayhew study
A report that uses administrative data to estimate and profile Hackney’s population. The study finds significantly more people living in Hackney than ONS estimates.
See the Mayhew study (PDF 2mb).
Comparative analysis of the resident population of the six Olympic host boroughs
A summary of local population work in the six Olympic host boroughs, for comparative purposes and to provide a strategic overview.
See comparative analysis of the resident population of the six Olympic host boroughs (PDF 1mb).
Understanding population projections and sources of population data
Which source of population data to use and when. A briefing on the different sources of population data and the best application of each source, and a link to the most recent borough preferred GLA projections.
See sources of population and demography information(google docs).
See GLA 2015 round borough preferred population projections (google sheet).
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