Figure 8 shows that, on the whole, housing deprivation is relatively evenly spread throughout Hackney, but with relatively lower levels in some parts of the north and west of the borough (around De Beauvoir and Stoke Newington), demonstrating localised inequalities relating to housing. In the 2014 Hackney housing needs survey, however, residents in north east and Stoke Newington areas were the most likely to say that housing costs were either “difficult”, “a strain” or “just manageable”.
Figure 9 presents data on a different measure of overcrowding to that reported earlier, namely household density (as measured by the percentage of households with more than 1.5 people per bedroom). Levels of household density are shown to be slightly higher in the City of London than the London or national average, and significantly higher in Hackney.
Figure 9: 1.5 or more people per bedroom, Hackney and the City of London
Source: ONS Census 2011
Note: Range in overcrowding levels between Hackney wards, with 18% in De Beauvoir and 28% in Springfield wards.