Information about Harlow

Avg Annual Income
Full Time Employees
Average Age
Harlow Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Harlow is 93,330 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Harlow is 47,920, and the female population is 45,408. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the immediate area is White: English, with a total of 67,993, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 8,103. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (41,730), followed by No religion (40,506), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (16,252), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (13,397). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the Harlow area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (28,381), while 12,545 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 20,226 adults have Does not apply education, while 11,618 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Harlow area are

  • Professional occupations (6889)
  • Elementary occupations (5932), and
  • Skilled trades occupations (5411)


The average age of people living in Harlow is 39 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (19155), Between 25 to 34 (14179), and Between 35 to 44 (13950). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in Harlow has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (13,949) followed by Routine occupations (11,053), and Semi-routine occupations (9,955). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

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Postcodes in Harlow

The postcode district CM are associated with the Harlow, and there are total 4 postcode areas (listed below). The Harlow has a total of 1962 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Harlow

Bush Fair

Church Langley

Great Parndon

Harlow Common

Little Parndon and Hare Street

Mark Hall


Old Harlow

Staple Tye

Sumners and Kingsmoor


RegionEast of England