Hackney Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Hackney was 246,270 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Hackney is 32, while the median age is lower at 30.

58.4% of people living in Hackney were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.7% Nigeria, 1.8% Jamaica, 1.7% South America, 1.6% Ireland, 1.5% Ghana, 1.3% Scotland, 1.2% India, 1.1% United States, 1.1% Bangladesh.

75.9% of people living in Hackney speak English. The other top languages spoken are 4.5% Turkish, 1.7% Polish, 1.5% Spanish, 1.4% French, 1.3% Bengali, 1.3% Yiddish, 1.2% Portuguese, 0.9% Italian, 0.8% Gujarati.

The religious make up of Hackney is 38.6% Christian, 27.6% No religion, 14.1% Muslim, 6.3% Jewish, 1.2% Buddhist, 0.8% Sikh, 0.6% Hindu, 0.1% Atheist. 23,646 people did not state a religion. 805 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 21 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

23.9% of people are married, 11.8% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 2.0% live with a partner of the same sex, 46.2% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 10.0% are separated or divorced. There are 12,355 widowed people living in Hackney.

The top occupations listed by people in Hackney are Professional 25.0%, Associate professional and technical 21.8%, Business, media and public service professionals 11.6%, Culture, media and sports 10.6%, Elementary 10.2%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.6%, Elementary administration and service 9.6%, Administrative and secretarial 9.2%, Business and public service associate professionals 8.0%, Caring, leisure and other service 7.5%.