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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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.
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).
Facts and figures
A quarterly update of key social, economic and demographic information for Hackney.
Key data on Hackney’s population and equality groups as well as its economy, health, housing, environment, crime and future development.
Health, Disability and Unpaid Care
Labour Market and Travel to Work
Migration in Hackney
Analysis from official statistics on the nature and characteristics of international and internal migrants to Hackney in 2015:
Population, households and growth
Analysis from Census 2021 on growth and change in Hackney:
Analysis from the Census 2011 on growth and change in Hackney:
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Census 2021 was the first to collect information on sexual orientation and gender identity in Hackney.
UK Armed Forces Veterans in Hackney
Ward profiles – key statistics for each of Hackney’s 21 wards.
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.
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.
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.