All our projects are working for a fairer borough; this page provides you with information on why our work is important to Hackney.
Population & Diversity
- Hackney’s population is estimated at 263,150 people
- Hackney is a relatively young borough with a quarter of its population under 20. The proportion of residents between 20-29 years has grown in the last ten years and now stands at 21%.
- People aged over 55 make up only 18% of the population.
- Hackney is a culturally diverse area, with significant ‘Other White’, Black and Turkish communities.
- The proportion of adults in work has increased over the last five years and is now close to the London average. However, the unemployment rate is still 7.0%
- 58% of residents are in good health, however a significant number of people, 13%, experience bad health
- A tenth of Hackney’s adults experience depression, and 1.2% of residents have severe conditions like schizophrenia. There is a particularly high prevalence of severe mental health conditions in the Black population.
- The biggest housing tenure of older people is council housing
- Older people in Hackney are much poorer than older people in England as a whole
- Hackney has an above average number of disabled people and residents poor health
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