May elections

You must register to vote in the upcoming May elections before Wednesday 17 April. If you cannot attend the elections, you can apply for a postal vote before 5pm on Wednesday 17 April. Find all the key dates on our election news page.



You can find statistics about population, economy, environment, employment, health and welling and equality and welfare on the Essex Open Data website.

Ward profiles

The ward profiles show the economic and social data for all of Harlow's 11 wards.


The Office for National Statistics (ONS) carries out a national Census every 10 years. The latest Census took place on 21 March 2021.

See how the population has changed in Harlow from the Census 2021 results on the ONS website.

You can see the full data set of estimates of the number of people by sex and age for all local authorities in England and Wales on the ONS website.

Essex County Council has published some analysis of the 2021 data covering the whole county and showing the change from 2011.