Barking and Dagenham Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Barking and Dagenham was 185,911 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Barking and Dagenham is 33, while the median age is lower at 32.

68.2% of people living in Barking and Dagenham were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 4.7% Nigeria, 2.3% India, 2.3% Pakistan, 1.9% Bangladesh, 1.4% Ghana, 0.9% Ireland, 0.6% Somalia, 0.5% Philippines, 0.5% Sri Lanka.

81.3% of people living in Barking and Dagenham speak English. The other top languages spoken are 2.3% Lithuanian, 2.0% Bengali, 1.7% Urdu, 1.0% Polish, 0.9% Panjabi, 0.8% Albanian, 0.8% Portuguese, 0.7% French, 0.7% Romanian.

The religious make up of Barking and Dagenham is 56.0% Christian, 18.7% No religion, 13.7% Muslim, 2.4% Hindu, 1.6% Sikh, 0.5% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish. 11,968 people did not state a religion. 288 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 18 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

38.8% of people are married, 9.2% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.9% live with a partner of the same sex, 32.0% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 10.4% are separated or divorced. There are 9,669 widowed people living in Barking and Dagenham.

The top occupations listed by people in Barking and Dagenham are Elementary 15.2%, Elementary administration and service 13.6%, Professional 13.3%, Administrative and secretarial 13.1%, Skilled trades 12.1%, Caring, leisure and other service 11.2%, Administrative 9.9%, Sales and customer service 9.6%, Process, plant and machine operatives 9.5%, Associate professional and technical 9.2%.