Borough Profile: Haringey


There are 274,803 people living in Haringey, that’s 3.2% of the 8.6 million Londoners.

The average age of the population is 34.9 years old, that’s 1 year younger than the London average. There are more children in the borough than pensioners. Children and young people under 16 make up 20% of the population compared to 9% for the over 65s.

People who are black, Asian or of minority ethnic origin, BAME, represent 38% of the residents. 40% of the people living in Haringey were born abroad. The largest migrant group according to the last census is from Poland and makes up 4% of the population. The second largest group, based on the census is from Turkey. More recently the largest number of migrants have come from Romania and Bulgaria.


The median house price in the borough is £405,000.   Those who rent outnumber owner occupiers with 18% owning their home outright and a further 25% with a mortgage compared to 24% who rent privately and a further 33% living in social housing rented from the council or a housing association.

The council tax on a Band D property (the mid-tier cost in most local authorities) is £1,479.


The crime rate in Haringey is 90 crimes per 1,000 residents, which is higher than the London average of 84.

The Area

Haringey covers an area of 2,960 hectares compared to the biggest borough, Bromley, which covers more than 15,000. The smallest borough, not counting the City of London, is Kensington and Chelsea, which covers around 1,200 hectares.

Some 26% of the area is classified as green space. The average for London is 38%.


The employment rate in the Haringey is below the national average with 71% of people in work. The median annual salary for men is £31,362 and for women it is lower at £29,219.  The median income for a household in the borough is £45,860.

The workforce is among the highest qualified in London with 49% of workers who are educated to degree level or above. 9% have no qualifications and 4% of young people under 25 are listed as NEETS (that’s not in education, employment or training).


There are 61,515 cars in the borough, which equates to 0.6 cars per household.  Haringey is rated as above average for public transport, based on an index compiled by Transport for London. According to Government data on physical activity, 15.2% of people cycle each month.

Health and Well-being

Men living in Haringey can expect to live until they are 80, for women life expectancy is 85 years. The borough has a death rate from what are considered to be preventable causes of 183.4 per 100,000 people. The national rate for England is 182.

Other health indicators show that 6% of people over 17 suffer from diabetes and 23% of children are classified as obese.

When asked in a Government survey to rate their satisfaction with life the average score of people in the borough was 7.2 out of 10, which is below average for London.

See other borough profiles

Source Data