Haringey is an exceptionally diverse and fast-changing borough. We have a population of 267,540 according to 2014 Office for National Statistics Mid Year Estimates. Almost two-thirds of our population, and over 70% of our young people, are from ethnic minority backgrounds, and over 100 languages are spoken in the borough. Our population is the fifth most ethnically diverse in the country.
The population of Haringey is growing. Under the 2015 GLA round SHLAA population projection method, the population is estimated to reach 286,900 by 2020, an increase of 5.9% from 2015. By 2025, Haringey’s population is estimated to reach 300,600, an increase of 10.9% from 2015.
Population growth locally is due to higher annual births than annual deaths, and net migration gain driven by high annual international migration. The top three countries for new international migrant national insurance number allocations are Romania, Bulgaria (reflecting recent changes to EU worker legislation for these members) and Italy.
Out of the 267,540 people in Haringey, 51.1% are Male and 49.9% are Female. The following figure shows the breakdown of gender by age bands.
Children and Young People
There are approximately 63,400 children and young people under 20 living in Haringey (approximately one third of the total population). The wards with the largest number of people aged under 20 in Haringey are: Seven Sisters, Northumberland Park, White Hart Lane and Tottenham Hale.
Ethnic profile of residents of Haringey
The ethnic profile of the local population has changed since the 2001 Census. The proportion of White British and Irish population decreased while the proportion of ‘White Other’, ‘Mixed’, Chinese and other Black categories increased. According to the Census 2011, 65% of the Haringey population are not White British. This is higher than the London figure of 55%. It was estimated that the largest ethnic groups in Haringey are White British (34.7%), White Other (23.0%), Black Caribbean (7.1%) and Black African (9.0%).
Haringey is one of the most religiously diverse places in the UK. The Census 2011 show 45% of Haringey residents were Christian, slightly less than 48.4% in London overall Second most common religion stated was Muslim followed by Hindu and Jewish.. The proportion of Christian and Jewish population locally decreased since Census 2001 while the proportion of Hindu and Muslim population increased. The proportion of those who stated no having a religion also increased significantly.
Ward level population
Haringey is divided into 19 administrative areas called wards, which vary in population size between 10,784 and 15,968.Wards in the west of the borough tend to have less density compared to wards in east. Muswell Hill and Highgate have the lowest number of residents while Seven Sisters have the highest.
Future service planning and estimation of local population needs have to take into account change in the population over time. The population of Haringey is expected to continue to grow, but estimates of the growth rate vary, depending what data sources and projection models are used. Some of the population projections underestimate the actual growth of local population observed between 2001 and 2011 Census.
The 2011 ONS Interim Sub National Population Projections predict that the 18-64 population in 2021 will account for 69.5% of the Haringey population (London’s proportion will be 65.8%).