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.

Official population figures

  • Hackney population – the latest mid-year population estimates from the Office of National Statistics
  • 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.

Hackney profile

Key data on Hackney’s population and equality groups as well as its economy, health, housing, environment, crime and future development.

Ward profiles

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

Analysis from Census 2011 on Hackney’s diversity.

Population, households and growth

Analysis from the Census 2011 on growth and change in Hackney.

Migration in Hackney

Analysis from official statistics on the nature and characteristics of international and internal migrants to Hackney.

Population projections

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.

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.

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.

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.

Page updated on: 1 July 2020

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