Census 2011: Which areas of Hackney are growing the fastest?

Newly released census figures show those areas of Hackney driving the borough’s burgeoning population growth.

Data on the number of people living in each council ward show there to have been significant increases across almost all of the borough between 2001 and 2011. But the figures reveal that:

  • population increased by two fifths in three council wards – Dalston, Hoxton and Leabridge – over the ten-year period;
  • the number of people living in one Hackney council ward – Brownswood – actually fell between 2001 and 2011;
  • Cazenove ward in the north of the borough remains the most densely populated area.


Figures released in July of this year showed that Hackney’s population had increased from 207,200 in 2011 to 246,300 in 2011. The increase, of 18.9 per cent, made it the third fastest growing borough in London.