Waste service strike

A number of Tower Hamlets Council frontline waste service workers and street cleansers will be going on strike from 18 September to 1 October due to a national pay dispute.  

Despite the council working to maintain services for residents, the strike will impact collections and cleansing across the borough. We apologise in advance for the disruption this will cause. 

Find out more about the strike.


Population estimates

According to the ONS mid-year population estimates, the borough's population was 308,000 in June 2017.  Between June 2016 and June 2017 alone, the borough gained an estimated 7,000 residents - that is equivalent to 20 additional residents every day.

GLA population projections

This briefing presents the Greater London Authority’s population projections for the borough and breakdowns by MSOA, age group and ethnic group. The projections expect Tower Hamlets to be one of the fastest growing boroughs in London over the next ten years, reaching a population of 370,700 by 2028.


More information about Tower Hamlets' population can be found on the Census page.