Hackney GIving



      • 37 per cent of young people are affected by deprivation as a result of living in households dependent on benefits, while 46 percent of under 20s live in overcrowded households [1]
      • The proportion of adults in work has increased over the last five years and is now close to the London average. [2] However, rising unemployment among 18 – 24 year olds has resulted in approximately 2,000 unemployed young people in Hackney [3]
      • Some 12% of adults in Hackney had no qualifications in 2011 [4]
      • 58% of residents are in good health, however a significant number of people, 13%, experience bad health
      • A tenth of Hackney’s adults experience depression, and 1.2% of residents have severe conditions like schizophrenia. There is a particularly high prevalence of severe mental health conditions in the Black population
      • 16% of the working age population have a limiting long term illness (in comparison to 12% London average)
      • Children starting primary school in Hackney are almost 50% more likely to be obese than in England generally [5]
      • Over a third of primary and nursery school pupils and 40% of secondary school pupils in Hackney are eligible for free school meals
      • Life expectancy in Hackney is increasing and is now 83 for women, the same as the London average. However, for men life expectancy in Hackney is 77.4, almost two years less than the London average [6]
      • 10.5% of Hackney residents experience fuel poverty [7]

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[1] Hackney Council: www.hackney.gov.uk

[2] Hackney Council: www.hackney.gov.uk

[3] ITV: www.itv.com

[4] Hackney Council: www.hackney.gov.uk

[5] Hackney Council: www.hackney.gov.uk

[6] Public Health England: www.hna.londonhp.nhs.uk

[7] Department of Energy & Climate Change: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-energy-climate-change

“We are delighted to be a part of this new initiative and to continue to build on our support for Hackney.” Patsy Francis, Director Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs, UBS AG