Harlow Overview

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The Big Picture

Harlow is an urban local authority located in Essex, England with a population of approximately 86,000 people. The area has a mix of housing, with a range of council and private housing available, including the award-winning Newhall development. The community is vibrant, with a number of festivals and initiatives held throughout the year, such as the Harlow Carnival and the Harlow Arts Festival. In terms of local entertainment, Harlow has a number of venues including the Harlow Playhouse, which hosts a range of theatre productions and music events, and the Cineworld cinema. The local economy is diverse, with a number of major employers such as Pearson Education and GlaxoSmithKline operating in the area, as well as the Harlow Enterprise Zone which aims to attract new businesses and support local economic growth.

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Harlow Population

The population graphic above highlights changes in Harlow’s population over time, while the diversity graphic compares local diversity to the national average, giving a snapshot of the area’s cultural makeup.

Harlow Diversity

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