Statistics about Harlow

Key statistics and data about Harlow. From the census and population to the economy and deprivation. This information may be useful for businesses, Charities, students and people relocating to Harlow.


Nomis website is a service provided by ONS, to give you free access to the most detailed and up-to-date UK labour market statistics from official sources. You can use Nomis for statistics about population, employment, skills and figures on average earnings.

Essex Insight

The aim of Essex Insight website is to provide a web-based tool that provides Essex-wide data from a variety of sources. You can use Essex Insight for statistics on health and wellbeing, children and young people, crime and community safety and community and living. This resource is very effective at using data to create maps.

Neighbourhood Statistics

Neighbourhood Statistics website is also a service provided by ONS, offering a large selection of information, which users are able to search for by postcode. Topics include housing, economic deprivation, skills and physical environment.

Indices of Deprivation

The Indices of Deprivation study is designed to help us understand which areas of England are most affected by deprivation. The study details information about a range of deprivation issues. From this information, we are able to see the connections and relationships between deprivation issues; for example, levels of high unemployment and low skills being linked to higher levels of crime in certain areas.


The Office for National Statistics (ONS) carries out a national Census every ten years to find out more about the people who live in England and Wales and about the make-up of local neighbourhoods. The 2011 Census took place on 27 March 2011, with questionnaires being sent out to around 25 million households. The questionnaire asked about work, health, national identity, citizenship, ethnic background, education, second homes, language, religion, voluntary work, marital status and so on. These statistics are used to build a picture of today's society.

Harlow Profile

Harlow Wards

The ward profiles show the economic and social data for all of Harlow's 11 wards. The data covers: population, age distribution, ethnic composition, nationality, languages, religion, household composition, tenure, qualifications, economic activity, disability and health.