Information on general population trends is essential to understanding the changing profile of a specific area, whether this is at a national, regional or local authority level. Population growth usually results in increasing levels of need for example, in relation to housing and education provision, adult social care and health provision, increases in poverty and crime as well as impacting on the environment.
Data from the 2011 census showed that the population in England & Wales grew by 7.1% since 2001 and stands at 56.1 million people. London’s population grew by 14% from 7.2 million in 2001 to 8.2 million in 2011.
The latest population data available for Havering is from the ONS 2021 Census as shown below.