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Islington’s population set to soar by 17% in next decade, government stats reveal

PUBLISHED: 16:58 25 May 2016

Crowds at the Whitecross Street Party two years ago. The population of Islington is set to rocket by 17 per cent in the next decade (Picture: Dieter Parry)

Crowds at the Whitecross Street Party two years ago. The population of Islington is set to rocket by 17 per cent in the next decade (Picture: Dieter Parry)

Dieter Perry

Islington’s population is set to soar by 37,000 over the next decade, according to government stats released today.

That is a rise of 17 per cent, making the borough one of the 10 fastest growing populations out of any local authority in the country.

The population stood at 221,000 in 2014 – the last year for which records area available – and is estimated to hit 258,000 by 2024, which means its headcount will be comparable with major cities in England.

Office of National Statistics figures show the amount of people living in London overall is set to soar to more than nine million, a rise of 13.7 per cent, during the same period.

The growth across the boroughs is mainly due to immigration and a high birth rate outstripping those leaving London and the UK.

Nine London boroughs, including Islington’s neighbours Hackney and Camden, are in the top 10.


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