Figures about Haringey
Population profile of Haringey
Last updated: December 2015
- Age structure
- Children and young people
- Ethnic profile of residents of Haringey
- Ward level population
- Population projections
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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 borough ranks among the most deprived in the country with pockets of extreme deprivation in the east. Haringey is the 30th most deprived borough in England and the 6th most deprived in London (see Deprivation section).
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.
Age and gender composition of Haringey – Population Pyramid – ONS Mye 2014
Detailed components analysis of Haringey population - ONS Mye 2014
Figure 3: Age structure in Haringey compared to London and England
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 (see figure 5). A comprehensive needs assessment of children and young people in Haringey is available online with more detailed information.
It is worth noting that there are more children in the east of Haringey, which has higher levels of deprivation than the west (for more detailed information see the 2015 Indices of Multiple Deprivation (external link).
Figure 5: Age distribution of children and young people in Haringey, by wards - Census 2011
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 (see figures 6 and 7). 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%).
Figure 6: Ethnic breakdown of Haringey compared to London - Census 2011
Figure 7: Ethnic breakdown of Haringey's population compared to London and England - Census 2011
Ethnicity of pupils attending Haringey Schools
Using information from the School Census is another way of measuring ethnic diversity of an area. According to data extracted in January 2013 from our local School Census, the most common ethnic origin of school pupils in Haringey is White Other (29.2%) followed by White British (18.7%), Black African (16.6%) and Black Caribbean (9.2%) (see figure 8).
The school census is a good representation of the youngest Haringey's population and appears to be more diverse than the overall population. It is important to note that a small proportion of children who are Haringey residents attend schools outside the borough and also, a small proportion of children from other boroughs attend Haringey’s schools.
Figure 8: Ethnic breakdown of children aged 3 to 18 years - School Census, January 2013
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 (Figure 6). 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 (see figures 9 and 10).
Figure 9: Stated religion of Haringey's population compared to London - Census 2001 and 2011
Figure 10: Stated religion of Haringey's population compared to London and England - Census 2011
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 (see figures 11 and 12).
Figure 11: Population age breakdown by Haringey ward - Census 2011
Figure 12: Total ward population by ward - Census 2011
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 Interim Sub National Population Projections (SNPP) updated the 2010-based projections to take into account results from the 2011 Census. These projections go to 2021 whereas previous SNPP projections go to 2035.
The 2011 Interim projections were produced so that the 2013/14 Local Government Settlement Grant would take into account the post 2011 Census population.
The 2011 ONS Interim Sub National Population Projections predict that Haringey's population will increase to 286,774 by 2021. This would be a 12.2% increase on the 2011 population estimate of 255,540 compared to the actual 17.7% increase observed between 2001 and 2011 Census (see figure 13).
Figure 13: Population projections for Haringey, SNPP compared to the applied 17.7% observed growth rate since the 2001 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%).
The population of Haringey is expected to increase in age over the next 10 years. This section looks at how different age group (population of young people, working age and over 65s) is projected to change.
0-17 year olds
The 2011 ONS Interim Sub National Population Projections predict that Haringey's 0-17 population will have increased to 60,664 by 2021. This would be a 5.4% increase on the 2011 population estimate of 57,566 (see figure 14).
Figure 14: 2011 ONS Interim Sub National Population projections for Haringey, 0-17 years - ONS
The 2011 ONS Interim Sub National Population Projections predict that the 0-17 population in 2021 will account for 21.2% of the Haringey population (London 22.6%), a decrease from 22.5% in 2011.
18-64 year olds
The 2011 ONS Interim Sub National Population Projections predict that Haringey's 18-64 population will have increased to 199,188 by 2021. This would be a 13.5% increase on the 2011 population estimate of 175,480 (see figure 15).
Figure 15: 2011 ONS Interim Sub National Population projections for Haringey, 18-64 years - ONS
The 2011 ONS 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%).
65+ year olds
The 2011 ONS Interim Sub National Population Projections predict that Haringey's 65+ population will have increased to 26,923 by 2021. This would be a 19.7% increase on the 2011 population estimate of 22,464 (see figure 16).
Figure 16: 2011 ONS Interim Sub National Population projections for Haringey, 65 and over - ONS
The 2011 ONS Interim Sub National Population Projections predict that the 65+ population in 2021 will account for 9.4% of the Haringey population (London 11.5%).
Birth rates locally and nationally are increasing while death rates are decreasing. In 2011/12, there were 3, 120 more births than deaths in Haringey
Haringey has always experienced a high level of population turnover. Most population turnover occurs by people moving into and out of other parts of the UK. 26,178 migrants moved to Haringey in the 2011/12 year, with 6,797 (26%) of these coming from outside the UK. At the same time, 25, 827 people moved outside the borough; of those 2, 825 (10.8%) migrated overseas. The net gain of migration in the borough was due to international migration. Population growth in Haringey in recent years tend to be more due to births outnumbering deaths coupled with the international inward migration.
The number of children born to Haringey residents has been increasing year on year since 2002 in line with the London and England trend. Deaths of Haringey residents have been decreasing since 2004 following a similar pattern to London. In 2011/12 there were 3,120 more births than deaths in the borough.
In 2012 there were 4,209 births in Haringey.
Total births in Haringey have been steadily increasing since 2002 but have now taken a dip since 2008 (see figures 17 and 18). The birth rate (births per 1000 of the population) in Haringey has been consistently higher than London in this period until 2008 and is now level with London.
Figure 17: Live birth in Haringey and London, 2002-2009 - ONS Vital statistics files
Figure 18: Birth rates, Haringey, London and England, 2002-2012 - ONS Vital statistics files
The number of deaths in Haringey residents has been falling in recent years, however between 2009 and 2010 the number has risen from 1145 to 1214 and has now fallen back down to 1107 in 2011 (see figures 19 and 20). The age standardised mortality rate (which enables populations with different age profiles to be compared) suggests that the death rate in Haringey is lower than those of both London and England.
Figure 19: Age standardised mortality rate in Haringey, 2007-2011 - NCHOD
Figure 20: Age standardised mortality ratio per 100,000 population - NCHOD
Fertility rates measure the rate of live births amongst the fertile population (women aged 15-44 years). The rates have increased consistently and there were 478 extra live births between 2002 and 2012. Previously the rates in Haringey were considerably higher than both London and England and Wales but recently it has fallen in line with both London and England (see figures 21 and 22).
Figure 21: Fertility rates in Haringey, London and England - ONS Vital statistics files
Figure 22: Fertility rates and numbers of births in Haringey - ONS Vital statistics files
In 2011/2012 ONS state that 19,381 people moved to Haringey from another part of the UK (see figure 23). This is 74.9 per 1000 of the population (13th highest rate in London).
In the same period 23,002 people left Haringey for another part of the UK. This is 88.8 per 1000 of the population (9th highest rate in London).
Figure 23: Inward and outward migration within the UK in Haringey, 2005-2012
In 2011/2012 ONS state that 6,797 people moved to Haringey from overseas (see figure 24). This is 25.8 per 1000 of the population (10th highest rate in London).
In the same period 2,825 people left Haringey to live overseas. This is 10.7 per 1000 of the population (16th highest rate in London).
Historically, Haringey has experienced a high level of population turnover – most of it in the form of people moving into Haringey from elsewhere in the UK or moving out of Haringey to somewhere else in the UK. The 2012 Mid Year Estimates found a total of 26,178 migrants moved to Haringey between 2011 and 2012. 34.2% of these came from outside the UK. Haringey has a growing population that is mostly due to the number of babies being born in the borough rather than the number of people moving into the borough coupled with net gain from international migration (see figure 25).
Figure 24: International migration per 1,000 population, to and out of Haringey - ONS Mid Year Estimates
Figure 25: International migration per 1,000 population by London borough, 2011/2012 - ONS Mid Year Estimates
Italy, Spain and Poland are the top three countries where people who have registered for national insurance over the last 3 calendar years in Haringey have come from (see figure 26).
Figure 26: The top 20 countries for new national insurance number allocations since 2010 - 2010-2012 Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)
Asylum seekers, refugees and migrant workers
The number of asylum seekers supported under Section 95 has been declining throughout the country. In Haringey these numbers have reduced to 162 as at quarter 2 2013 according to figures from the Home Office (see figures 27 and 28). This is the 4th highest figure in London.
Figure 27: Home Office - Asylum Seekers supported under Section 95 by London borough
Figure 28: Home Office - Asylum Seekers supported under Section 95 by quarter, 2008-2013 in Haringey
Death rates in Haringey are decreasing year on year but are still remaining to be higher than London and England’s average. Over half of deaths in Haringey are due to cardiovascular disease and cancer. Mortality rates for males are higher than females and remain higher than the rates for London and England overall.
Haringey has seen a significant improvements in the overall male life expectancy however inequalities between east and west of the borough remain stark. Men in east of the borough live, on average, nine years less than their counterparts in west. The main causes of premature deaths in males that contribute to the observed gap are due to cardiovascular disease, cancer, external causes and digestive system.
Female life expectancy in Haringey is similar to London’s female life expectancy and higher than England’s average although there are some variations between the wards in east and west of the borough.
Significant achievements were observed in infant mortality reduction in recent years. Infant mortality rates in Haringey are now slightly lower than England’s and London’s average.
In the years 2009-2011 there were 3,466 deaths in Haringey. Of these 1,818 were men and 1,648 were women (see figure 29). The main causes of death for each sex were disease of the circulatory system and cancer, which accounted for 62% of all deaths. Other significant causes of death were for respiratory disease (11%), external causes of morbidity and mortality (8%) and disease of the digestive system (6%). Other causes accounted for 13% of the total (see figure 30).
Figure 29: Total number of deaths in Haringey by age, sex and cause (2009-2011) - ONS Vital statistics files
*Circulatory disease includes CHD (Chronic Heart Disease) and stroke
Figure 30: Proportion of total deaths by cause - all ages, 2009-2011 - ONS Vital statistics files
Deaths in people under 75 years of age are also known as ‘premature deaths’ or ‘premature mortality’. Amongst the under 75’s in Haringey, cancer and circulatory disease accounted for 57% of all deaths; cancer was the cause of 32% of all deaths followed by circulatory disease that accounted for 25%. External causes of morbidity and mortality accounted for 13% of all deaths, higher proportion than amongst all ages. Proportion of premature deaths due to digestive system illness was also higher in those under 75 years of age. Amongst the general population (see figure 31).
Figure 31: Proportion of total deaths by cause - under 75, 2009-2011 - ONS Vital statistics files
Mortality rates are used as a better measure for comparative purpose because they take into account relative size of the respective population. Mortality rates (all ages) in Haringey have been decreasing year on year although they remain above those of both London and England and Wales. Indeed, they have been so since 1993 (see figure 32).
Figure 32: Directly standardised mortality rates per 100,000 population in Haringey, London and England, 1993-2010
Mortality rates amongst males in Haringey are higher than both England and Wales and London (see figure 33). Mortality rates for females in Haringey have been lower than those for London and England and Wales since 2004 (see figure 34).
Figure 33: Directly standardised mortality rates per 100,000 population in Haringey, London and England, males, 1993-2010
Figure 34: Directly standardised mortality rates per 100,000 population in Haringey, London and England, females, 1993-2010
- Life expectancy for men living in Haringey at 79.4 years is now slightly higher (though not significantly) than the life expectancy in England (79.2 years). London overall is (79.7 years) and Haringey has the 17th highest out of 32 boroughs in London. (ref PHOF life expectancy data 2010-12).
- Life expectancy in females in Haringey (83.8 years) is the same as London and significantly higher than the current life expectancy for England (83.0 years). Haringey’s female life expectancy is ranked 16th in London. (ref PHOF life expec 2010-12)
- The trend in life expectancy over the 10 years from 2000-02 to 2010-12 has been in increase in males and females in England, London and Haringey. Males have increased more than females and Haringey increased more than England or London. Life expectancy in men in Haringey increased by 4.7 years over this time and females by 3.8 years. The gap between Haringey males and English males and between men and women appears to be narrowing (Ref PHE PHOF life expectancy data).
Healthy Life Expectancy
- Healthy life expectancy at birth quantifies the average age that a baby can expect to reach and remain healthy. Healthy life expectancy (HLE) in Haringey for males is 59.5 years compared to 60.1 years for females, both of which are significantly lower than the England average). Within London Haringey has the 4th lowest HLE for males and the 6th lowest for females.(ref PHE PHOF HLE data 2009-11)
- In addition men in Haringey only live 75.4% of their lives in good health and for women the proportion of life spent in good health is only 71.8%. This again compares poorly with London and England. For example in London the figure is 79.4% for men and 76.3% for women. Thus whilst life expectancy in Haringey has shown improvement, a large proportion of that extended life is spent in poor health.
Geographical variation and deprivation
- The latest data at ward level shows highs and lows of life expectancy (figure 1 below). For Males: 82.6 years in Crouch end and 76.0 years in Northumberland Park (a gap of 6.6 years). For females: 87.3 in Highgate and 81.9 in Bounds green (a gap of 5.4 years). (ref GLA using ONS vital statistics.)
- The social gradient between the least and most deprived deciles by deprivation (Slope Index of Inequality) in Haringey in men is 7.7 years. For females it is 3.4 years. This suggests that life expectancy in males in Haringey is closely linked to levels of deprivation, whereas the link between female life expectancy and deprivation is not as strong (ref PHE PHOF slope index 2010-12)
Figure 35. Male life expectancy 2008-12
Diseases contributing to the life expectancy gap within Haringey
- Figure 36 describes the drivers that contribute to the life expectancy gap between the most deprived and least deprived quintiles in Haringey. The data suggest that the difference in male life expectancy intra borough can be explained by the difference in mortality from circulatory disease (34%) and respiratory disease (23%), with less significant contributions from cancer (14%) and other causes (11%). (ref PHE life expectancy segmentation tool by cause of death)
Figure 36 Contribution to the life expectancy gap by disease between the least and most deprived quintiles in Haringey for males and females (2009-11)
Source: Public Health England (2014)
- For females the largest contributor to the gap is respiratory disease (32%) and other causes (25%). The largest contributor within the other category is mental and behavioural disorders (15%).
- Respiratory disease (including chronic obstructive airway disease, strongly linked to smoking) contributes to both the male and female gap.
- A number of modifiable behavioural risk factors such as smoking, obesity and physical inactivity are linked to both increased likelihood of CVD and cancers as well as other long term conditions e.g. diabetes. There are inequalities in the distribution of each of these at local and national level (see relevant JSNAs).
Infant mortality relates to children who are born but subsequently die before their first birthday. It is normally expressed as a rate per 1,000 live births.
In Haringey, infant mortality rates have decreased steadily since 2003 when there was a peak of 8.1 per 1,000 live births (see figure 48). The current rate of 4.3 is marginally below the rates for London (4.4) and England (4.4). This is a remarkable achievement locally. See Infant Mortality section for more details.
Figure 37: Infant mortality rate in Haringey, London and England, 1997-2011 - NCHOD
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