According to the ONS mid-year population estimates, the borough's population was 304,900 in June 2016. This is the first time the area's population has exceeded 300,000 since before the Second World War. Between June 2015 and June 2016 alone, the borough gained an estimated 9,600 residents - that is equivalent to more than one additional resident every hour.
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 the fastest growing borough in London over the next ten years, reaching a population of 364,500 in 2026.
More information about Tower Hamlets' population can be found on the Census page.