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Population statistics

This section gives details of Hillingdon's population, including age structure, gender, ethnicity and population projections for the future

Greater London Authority population projections estimate that in 2016 there are 304,000 people living in Hillingdon.

  • 23,000 (7.6%) aged 0-4 years and
  • 42,000 (13.8%) aged 5-15 years.
  • 200,000 (65.6%) working age (16-64 years)
  • 21,000 (6.9%) aged 65-74
  • 19,000 (6.1%) aged over 75.

Hillingdon is an ethnically diverse borough with 45% of residents from Black and Minority Ethnic groups. This is set out in detail in the document Ethnic Groups (below).

changes in birth-rates, inwards and outwards migration and expansion of colleges, universities can impact on need for services within a short period and hence need to be monitored

Hillingdon Economy

Hillingdon has a large economy by national standards, ranked 14th out of 408 local area districts in Britain, and ranked 5th out of the London boroughs.

British Airways is headquartered in Waterside, Harmondsworth, in Hillingdon. The building officially opened in 1998. Prior to the opening of Waterside, the airline's head office was the Speedbird House at London Heathrow Airport. An office of American Airlines is located at the Orient House (HAA3) within Waterside.

In 2007 Cadbury Schweppes announced it would be moving to Uxbridge from Mayfair to cut costs. The company later split and Cadbury plc moved to its new head office in Cadbury House in the Uxbridge Business Park in June 2008.

Guoman Hotel Management (UK) Limited has its head office in the Thistle London Heathrow in West Drayton.

British Midland International has an office in Stockley Close, West Drayton, Borough of Hillingdon. In July 1999 Sir Michael Bishop formally opened the British Midland Training Centre, which is located in Stockley Close. Hellenic Imperial Airways has its United Kingdom offices in the Axis House in Harlington in the London Borough of Hillingdon. China Airlines has its UK office in the Hyde Park Hayes 3 (HPH3) in Hayes in the borough.

One of the predecessor organizations of British Airways, British Overseas Airways Corporation had its head office in the Speedbird Houss. The other predecessor, British European Airways had its headquarters in Ruislip, as did BEA Helicopters. During its existence, the airline British Eagle had its head office on the grounds of Heathrow Airport.

Small towns in Hillingdon Borough:

Cowley Peachy
Little Britain or Cowley Lock

Eastcote Village

Mount pleasant
South Harefield
Hill End

Cranford Park
Pinkwell Park


Wood End
Green Wood End
Hayes End


North Hillingdon
Colham Green
Hillingdon Heath
Gould’s Green


North Hill

Ruislip Common
Ruislip Manor
Ruislip Gardens
West Ruislip

South Ruislip

Uxbridge Common
Uxbridge Moor

West Drayton

Yeading South


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