City residents are more likely to agree that the local area is a place where people from different backgrounds tend to get on well together, compared with residents polled across England (Figure 9). In Hackney, perceptions are similar to London and England (Figure 8).

In Hackney, there have been improvements over time in residents’ views on community cohesion. In 2015, 90% of Hackney residents agreed that the local area is a place where people from different backgrounds get on well together; this was 83% in 2005. Certain areas of Hackney have shown particularly high increases in feelings of cohesion – resident views in the Homerton neighbourhood area (which covers the five wards of Hackney Central, Homerton, Kings Park, Wick and Victoria) have changed from being perceived as the least cohesive in 2005 to the most cohesive in 2013.

Figure 8: Proportion of residents who agree that their local area is a place where people from different backgrounds get on well together – Hackney comparison

Similar results for Hackney, London and England
Figure 8: Proportion of residents who agree that their local area is a place where people from different backgrounds get on well together – Hackney comparison

Source: Hackney data from Hackney residents’ survey, Ipsos MORI. Inner London and outer London data provided by Ipsos MORI.   England data from Community Life Survey (2014/15), Cabinet Office.

Note: All survey methods comparable. Confidence intervals not provided.

Figure 9: Proportion of residents who agree that their local area is a place where people from different backgrounds get on well together – City comparison (2008)

just over two thirds of London and England agree that their local area is a place where people from different backgrounds get on well together.
Figure 9: Proportion of residents who agree that their local area is a place where people from different backgrounds get on well together – City comparison (2008)

Source: Place Survey, Department for Communities and Local Government.