According to a 2015 survey, resident satisfaction with Hackney as a place to live is very high, at 88%. 3 However, there is some variation in views held, with residents who moved into the area within the last five years reporting higher satisfaction than those who moved in over 10 years ago (94% and 86%, respectively). The same research shows that residents are optimistic about many aspects of quality of life in the local area and feel that many services and amenities in Hackney are changing for the better (see Figure 1). There are, however, aspects of the local area that residents feel have got worse over recent years, mainly the cost of living and housing options (see Figure 2).

Figure 1: Aspects of the local area that Hackney residents feel have improved over the last 5 years (2015)

sixteen percent of residents feel shopping facilities  and feeling safer has improved.
Figure 1: Aspects of the local area that Hackney residents feel have improved over the last 5 years (2015)

Source: Hackney residents survey, Ipsos MORI

Note: Confidence intervals not provided

Figure 2:Aspects of the local area that Hackney residents feel have got worse over the last five years (2015)

Over twenty percent of residents say housing becoming more expensive
Figure 2: Aspects of the local area that Hackney residents feel have got worse over the last five years (2015)

Source: Hackney residents survey, Ipsos MORI

Note: Confidence intervals not provided

Results from a 2013 survey of City residents, workers, businesses and senior executives also show very high satisfaction with the local area – over nine in 10 respondents were satisfied with the local area as a place to live, work or run a business overall. 4  Residents were most likely to be ‘very satisfied’ (see Figure 3), but workers and business representatives were also very positive about aspects of working in the City (especially the location and ease of access). Areas for improvement commonly highlighted by City workers and businesses were traffic congestion and cost. City residents are most satisfied with the transport, shopping facilities and cleanliness in the area (see Figure 4).

Figure 3: Satisfaction among City residents, workers and businesses satisfaction with the local area (2013)

More than three quarters of residents, workers and businesses identify as 'satisfied or very satisfied'
Figure 3: Satisfaction among City residents, workers and businesses satisfaction with the local area (2013)

Source: City of London Corporation polling

Note: Confidence intervals not provided

 

Figure 4: City residents’ satisfaction with various aspects of the local area (2013)

Residents’ satisfaction with various aspects of the local area including transport, waste disposal and police services are all over eighty percent satisfaction.
Figure 4: City residents’ satisfaction with various aspects of the local area (2013)

Source: City of London Corporation polling

Note: Confidence intervals not provided

References

  1. Ipsos MORI for Hackney Council, “Health and wellbeing in Hackney: survey report for Hackney Council,” 2015.
  2. “City of London Corporation polling,” TNS, 2013.
  3. Ipsos MORI for Hackney Council, “Health and wellbeing in Hackney: survey report for Hackney Council,” 2015.
  4. “City of London Corporation polling,” TNS, 2013.