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If you are thinking of moving to Hackney or just want to know a what the area is like, the statistics on this page should give you a good introduction. They cover a range of socio-economic factors so you can compare Hackney to figures for Hackney and nationally. These statistics can tell you if Hackney is an economically deprived area and how hard it might be to get a job.

Hackney Social Grade & Occcupation Statistics

Social grade is a classification based on occupation and it enables a household and all its members to be classified according to the job of the main income earner.

GradeHackneyEngland
AB26.67%22.96%
C133.25%30.92%
C212.52%20.64%
DE27.56%25.49%

Hackney Immigration Statistics

These figures for Country of Birth for the residents of Hackney are from the UK Census of 2011. Since Hackney has a lower level of residents born in the UK than the national average and a higher rate of residents either born in other EU countries or outside the EU, it does have a significant immigrant population.

CountryHackneyEngland
United Kingdom60.9%86.2%
Rebublic of Ireland1.6%0.7%
Other EU Countries9%3.7%
Outside the EU28.4%9.4%

Hackney General Health Statistics

The respondents of the 2011 Census were asked to rate their health. These are the results for Hackney. The percentage of residents in Hackney rating their health as 'very good' is more than the national average.

HealthHackneyEngland
Very Good52.15%47.17%
Good30.74%34.22%
Fair10.90%13.12%
Bad4.54%4.25%
Very Bad1.67%1.25%

Hackney Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

Hackney has a lower rate of home ownership (via a mortgage or owned outright) than the national average, which suggests that Hackney is an economically deprived area.Since all home ownership is lower than the national average and all rented accommodation levels are higher than the national average, this also suggests an area of economic deprivation

TenureHackneyEngland
Owned8.5%30.6%
Mortgage15.3%32.8%
Shared2.3%0.8%
Social Rented (Council)23.8%9.4%
Social Rented (Housing Assoc)19.9%8.3%
Private Rented27.6%15.4%
Other1.3%1.4%
Rent Free1.2%1.3%

Hackney Education Statistics

These statistics are for the highest level education obtained by the residents of Hackney and are from the UK Census of 2011. Hackney has a lower level of residents with either no qualifications or qualifications equal to 1 or more GCSE at grade D or below, than the national average. Hackney also has a high level of residents with a higher education qualification (level 4) than the national average, suggesting that the residents of Hackney are better educated than the average England citizen.

QualificationHackneyEngland
No Qualifications19.6%22.5%
Level 19%13.3%
Level 210%15.2%
Apprenticeship1%3.6%
Level 39.3%12.4%
Level 441.8%27.4%
Other9.4%5.7%

Hackney Benefits & Unemployment Statistics

These figures on the claiming of benefits in Hackney come from the Department for Work & Pensions and are dated . They can often be a good indicator of the prosperity of the town and possible indicator of how hard it would be to get employment in the area. The rate of unemployment in Hackney is both higher than the average for and higher than the national average, suggesting that finding a job in this area maybe hard.

BenefitHackneyEngland
Jobseekers Allowance (only)4.9%3.3%
Incapacity Benefits (IB or ESA)3.4%2.4%
Any Benefit (includes in work benefits)16.8%13.5%

Hackney Age Distribution Statistics

The population of Hackney as a whole, is younger than the national average. The population of Hackney is also older than the average, making Hackney a older persons location.

AgeHackneyEngland
Age 0 to 47.8%6.3%
Age 5 to 96.2%5.6%
Age 10 to145.6%5.8%
Age 15 to 173.2%3.7%
Age 18 to 2411%9.4%
Age 25 to 2913.7%6.9%
Age 30 to 4427.9%20.6%
Age 45 to 5914.4%19.4%
Age 60 to 643%6%
Age 65 to 743.9%8.6%
Age 75 to 842.3%5.5%
Age 85 and over0.8%2.3%
Mean Age32.439.3
Median Age3039



Sources: Office for National Statistics & Department for Work & Pensions.

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