The 2011 Census found that owner occupation is most common among White British and White Other households in Hackney, while Black ethnic groups are the least likely to be owner occupiers and most likely to be living in social housing (Figure 6). In the City, White Other and Asian residents are the most likely to be owner occupiers (Figure 7).  Private renting is most common amongst White British residents in both local authority areas.

Figure 6: Housing tenure by ethnicity in Hackney residents (2011)

Figure 6: Housing tenure by ethnicity in Hackney residents (2011)

Source: Census

Figure 7: Housing tenure by ethnicity in City residents (2011)

Figure 7: Housing tenure by ethnicity in City residents (2011)

Source: Census

A report from Shelter in 2005 highlighted the fact that overcrowding disproportionately affects Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. 2  The study found that BAME families were twice as likely as White British families to be severely overcrowded and more likely to perceive overcrowding to have had a negative effect on them. For example, more than three-quarters (78%) of Asian/Asian British families strongly agreed that “overcrowding harms the education of our children” compared with half (53%) of White British families.

CHAIN data from 2015/16 shows that half of the rough sleepers identified in Hackney were of UK nationality, with a significant number (20%) from Central and Eastern European countries (much lower than the London average of 37%). Over the same period in the City, while half (48%) of rough sleepers again were UK nationals, a higher proportion than Hackney (37%) were from Central and Eastern Europe.

References

  1. Shelter, “‘Full house? How overcrowded housing affects families’,” 2005.
  2. Shelter, “‘Full house? How overcrowded housing affects families’,” 2005.