Harrow’s population has surpassed a quarter of a million people, according to data from the National Office of Statistics.
The population has grown by 9.3% since the last two censuses held in 2011 and 2021, reaching around 261,200 people. This percentage increase is higher than that of the overall population of London and England, which increased by 7.7% and 6.6%, respectively, since the 2011 Census.
The news means that Harrow is now among the top 10% most densely populated local authority areas in England, with around 37 people per football pitch-sized piece of land in 2021, up from 33.8 in 2011.
Harrow’s population growth has been driven by factors such as immigration, higher birth rates, and more people moving to the area since 2011. The growth has led to increased demand for housing, infrastructure, and public services in the area.
The data shows that Harrow’s population growth has outpaced that of London and England, which could have implications for the area’s economy and present opportunities for Harrow’s economy, as more people move to the area and create demand for new businesses and services. The area’s diverse population could also help to attract investors and businesses looking to tap into new markets.
The data from the National Office of Statistics highlights the need for careful planning and investment to support Harrow’s growing population.
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