Census 2021 reveals large increase in Harlow’s population

News / Wed 29th Jun 2022 am30 07:12am

THE first results from Census 2021 are out. These results give communities across the United Kingdom a glimpse of how our local population has changed in the past decade.

One of the major findings is that Harlow has one of the fastest growing populations in the country.

The population grew from 81,944 in 2011 to 93,300 in 2021. A growth of 13.9%.

Over the next few weeks, more statistics will be released and we will drill down, much further, to see what these figures mean for Harlow and its future.

We will also be looking at age.

For more information here, go to Sky News


The East of England had the highest population growth in the last 10 years, results of the 2021 census have shown.


The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the region had gained approximately 488,000 people, raising the population to 6.3 million.

That was an increase of 8.3% since the last census in 2011 – the biggest rise across English regions and Wales.

Released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the results also provide estimates of England’s and Wales’ population, as well as age and sex profiles of local authorities.

“The census gives us the richest possible picture of society across England and Wales and is hugely important to inform decisions about all of our public services, from education to healthcare, and across the private sector,” Deputy National Statistician Pete Benton said.

“The results from this census will give us a crucial baseline from which to monitor and manage change as we emerge from the pandemic.”

Following the first population estimates in June, the ONS will release further results from the census from September onwards. These will include data on ethnicity, religion, the labour market, education and housing. For the first time, it will also include information on armed forces veterans, sexual orientation and gender identity.

For more information about Census 2021 results, visit www.census.gov.uk/census-2021-results.

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7 Comments for Census 2021 reveals large increase in Harlow’s population:

2022-06-29 07:15:31

In line with England as a whole I reckon, everywhere seems so crowded, even the rivers are filling up.

Bruce Downey
2022-06-29 08:06:45

Food for thought 😱

Nicholas Taylor
2022-06-29 08:52:52

I wonder if the GP practices and the resources at the hospital have been increased to deal with the extra 14% ?

peter henegan
2022-06-29 09:25:08

So we should be a booming town but certainly the town centre isn't. Partly due to 50% over 64 perhaps

2022-06-29 09:47:40

Peter the over 64's aren't attracted to Harlow town Centre, (no market and often reasons for Police restrictions!) they shop locally or in Stortford or even at Lakeside.

2022-06-29 13:03:48

Successive Councils have done nothin to improve the town centre, it still looks like the 1980's, I would rather shop at lakeside,westfield or bluewater

2022-06-30 09:22:24

Novoman yep have elderly friends who prefer bishops Stortford for shopping 👍 I think it's just a change of scene and different shops ☺️

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