Haringey's population and future challenges

Part of: Haringey facts and figures

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).

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

View Haringey deprivation on an interactive map on the ONS website.

Mental health

Haringey has one of the highest rates 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. The average for:

  • Haringey is 77.9 years for men and 83.6 years for women
  • London is 79 years for men and 83.5 years for women

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