The population of Hackney is 280,941 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Hackney to be 280,583. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Hackney grew by an estimated -179 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 33,759. Compare population by area.
Hackney's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was -0.1%, which is 1.5% lower than the average population growth rate in Hackney for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (1.4%).
Hackney covers an area of 19 square kilometres (7 square miles) and has a population density of 14,748 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 1,772 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Hackney was 3,479, and net international migration into Hackney was 605.
Hackney's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Hackney if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.48, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 14.2, led to population increases of 3,989 during the year, and Hackney's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 4.8 resulted in a 1,351 population decrease. In total, a net 2,638 person natural increase.
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During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net outflow of 998 in 2011 to a net 3,479 outflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 1,671 in 2011 to an inflow of 605 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 3,446 people in 2011 to 2,638 in 2020.
Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 87% of the total change in population.
Hackney's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Hackney's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Hackney is forecast to be 296,863 in 2025 and 304,906 in 2030.
Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0. Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2021. Data sources: ONS Local statistics