In 2012-14, the child mortality rate (CMR) in Hackney and the City combined was not statistically significantly different from England, London or Hackney’s statistical peers (Figure 16).

Figure 16: Child mortality rate per 100,000, three-year averages (pooled data 2012-14)

Source: Public Health England Public Health Profiles Tool

At 5.5 per 1,000 live births in 2011-13, the infant mortality rate in Hackney is significantly higher than the national and London averages (4.0 and 3.8 per 1,000 respectively). While the rate has been fairly stable in Hackney since 2003-05 (varying between 4.5 and 5.5 per 1,000), rates have fallen across England and London over this period. 2

For more information about infant mortality, please see Section 2.


  1. Public Health Profiles (‘Fingertips’),” Public Health England, 2015.
  2. Public Health Profiles (‘Fingertips’),” Public Health England, 2015.