In a 2008 survey (the latest available data), almost all City residents (92%) believed that local people from different backgrounds get on well together. 4 The same has been found in Hackney over recent years, with the most recent data showing that 90% of respondents to a 2015 survey agreed that the local area is a place where people from different backgrounds get on well together. 5 However, the extent to which residents actually mix socially is much lower (70%). Encouragingly, there does not appear to be a significant difference in views on this between people from different ethnic backgrounds or among people whose first language is not English.

The recent ‘Hackney a Place for Everyone’ (HAPFE) consultation and engagement programme uncovered a perception among some local residents that newcomers to the borough are less interested or engaged in the community than longstanding residents, and that there is a growing social segregation within the borough. 6

References

  1. Communities and Local Government, “The Place Survey,” 2008. [Online]. Available: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120919132719/http:/www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/placesurvey2008update. [Accessed December 2016].
  2. Ipsos MORI for Hackney Council, “Health and wellbeing in Hackney: survey report for Hackney Council,” 2015.
  3. Hackney Council, “Hackney: a place for everyone (HAPFE) consultation report,” 2016 (not yet published).
  4. Communities and Local Government, “The Place Survey,” 2008. [Online]. Available: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20120919132719/http:/www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/placesurvey2008update. [Accessed December 2016].
  5. Ipsos MORI for Hackney Council, “Health and wellbeing in Hackney: survey report for Hackney Council,” 2015.
  6. Hackney Council, “Hackney: a place for everyone (HAPFE) consultation report,” 2016 (not yet published).