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, the unemployment rate is still 7.0% [3]
      • Hackney with the fourth highest rate of child poverty in London (2013) [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 78.5, almost two years less than the London average [6]
      • Around 30% of the total deaths in Hackney are considered to be premature (i.e. deaths occurring in people under the age of 65). The leading cause of premature death in Hackney is cancer with lung cancer as one of the predominant forms. [7]
      • 10.5% of Hackney residents experience fuel poverty [8]
      • Hackney was the eleventh most deprived local authority overall in England in the
        2015 Index of Multiple Deprivation. [9]


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

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

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

“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