Hackney

Overview

Hackney is an inner London borough that extends north-east from the City. It is a borough that has changed a great deal in recent decades, but there remains high levels of poverty and inequality, particularly in how people access work and housing. In March 2020, 10.3% of the working age population claimed some sort of out-of-work benefit, the highest rate of any London borough. Hackney also has the highest rate of working-age adults who have no qualifications (10.8% compared to 6.7% for London overall). 

Housing is a challenge in Hackney, with rents for an average one-bedroom dwelling in the borough standing at 61.2% of median pre-tax pay in London, one of the highest ratios in London. Equally, Hackney has one of the highests rates of households in temporary accommodation with 26.83 households per 1,000 in Hackney in temporary accommodation compared to an average of 16.55 across London. 

The grid below shows how Hackney compares against London overall on key poverty and inequality indicators. Red text denotes the fact that Hackney is worse than is typical for London on that indicator, and green means it is better.

Hackney indicator rankings

Infant mortality

4.0
Worse than average ?

Premature mortality

371
Worse than average ?

Qualifications at 19

34.2%
Average ?

Child poverty rate

48%
Worse than average ?

Income inequality

1.80
Worse than average ?

Pay inequality

2.85
Worse than average ?

Poverty rate

36%
Worse than average ?

Evictions

1.67
Average ?

Homeless acceptances

1.48
Worse than average ?

Housing affordability

61.2
Worse than average ?

Housing delivery

170
Worse than average ?

Rough sleeping

275
Worse than average ?

Temporary Accommodation

27.16
Worse than average ?

Benefits

15.2%
Worse than average ?

Unemployment rate

4.7%
Better than average ?

Unemployment rate change

-1.3pts
Average ?

GCSE attainment

69.4%
Average ?

No qualifications

10.8
Worse than average ?