Labour Market Information, Local Employers and Regeneration

Haringey covers an area of more than 11 square miles (28.5 km22.)  It shares borders with 6 other London councils; clockwise from the north, they are: Enfield, Waltham Forest, Hackney, Islington, Camden, and Barnet. Haringey is located just 6.5miles north of the City of London.

  • Haringey has a population of 260,000 (similar size to the whole of Derby!)
  • The population is relatively young and ethnically diverse
  • 27 per cent of the working population work in the borough - many travel further into London to work
  • Industry-wise it is historically based around medium-scale manufacturing industry which, although in decline, still remains strong
  • The Public Sector (Public administration, education and health) is the biggest employer in Haringey
  • Haringey is extremely well-linked transport wise: there are over 40 bus routes serving Haringey as well as three underground lines
  • Haringey's primary asset is its location - just 10 mins from Kings Cross and less than 30 mins from the City or West End
  • Haringey is set to gain from Crossrail 2 (due for completion in 2030)

Haringey’s Industry

  • Haringey retains a strong skilled manufacturing base - Gina shoes are made in the borough as are pianos, military tunics and savoury dips. Recent additions include contemporary fashion (for ASOS and M&S), high-end furniture, artisan cheeses and craft beer!
  • Construction, Distribution, Hotels and restaurants and Public Administration sectors also remain very strong
  • Emerging sectors include Real Estate and Business activities
  • There is a growing tech-led design and skilled manufacturing sector
  • Haringey's economy is dominated by small businesses with 93.1% of businesses employing less than 10 people

Pay

The average gross weekly pay in Haringey in 2015 was £584

  • London’s average was £659 per week
  • Great Britain’s average was £529 per week

Further information

Also, our website has lots of information including census statistics, and economic development plans and projections.

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Page Last Updated:

May 4, 2021

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