Haringey's population and future challenges


About 264,200 people live in Haringey. By 2031, this is projected to change:

  • Age 0-19: -9%
  • Age 20-64: +6%
  • Age 65 and over: +40%

Long-term conditions

The most prevalent long-term conditions in Haringey are:

  • cardiovascular conditions (including hypertension and diabetes)
  • cancers
  • respiratory conditions


Haringey has the second highest proportion of working-age people claiming out-of-work benefits (8%) out of all the London boroughs.

It is significantly higher than the London average of 5.7%. 


Haringey is ranked as the 4th most deprived borough in London as measured by the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) score 2019 (where 1 = most deprived). The Index takes into account a range of deprivation types, including income, employment, education, health, crime, barriers to housing and services and living environment.

Haringey is one of the relatively more deprived authorities in the country, ranking 49 out of 317 local authorities, although this has improved over time with Haringey no longer in the top 10% most deprived authorities.

Though deprivation varies greatly, with parts of the borough being some of the most deprived in England.

Census 2021 - Haringey deprivation map

View Haringey deprivation on an interactive map (external link)

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Mental health

Haringey has one of the highest prevalence of serious mental illness across London (1.37%).

This is above the London and England averages of 0.96% and 1.11%, respectively.


Around 2,600 households in Haringey (24.5 per 1,000) are living in temporary accommodation (2022).

This is the 3rd highest rate in London.

Life expectancy

Haringey men have one of the lowest life expectancies amongst London boroughs. 

  • Haringey average:
    • Men: 77.9
    • Women: 83.6
  • London average: 
    • Men: 79
    • Women: 83.5

Child poverty

The number of children living in relative poverty is higher in Haringey compared to London:

  • Haringey: 21.5% (11,894 children)
  • London: 20%


Levels of hospital admissions for violence (including sexual violence) are higher in Haringey compared to London:

  • Haringey: 47.1 admissions per 100,000 population
  • London: 44.3 per 100,000 population
  • England: 41.9 per 100,000 population

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Page last updated:

December 22, 2022

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