Croydon Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Croydon was 363,378 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in Croydon is 36, while the median age is lower at 35.

68.7% of people living in Croydon were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 3.6% India, 2.5% Jamaica, 1.5% Ghana, 1.5% Pakistan, 1.5% Sri Lanka, 1.3% Nigeria, 1.1% Ireland, 0.9% Kenya, 0.9% South America.

85.5% of people living in Croydon speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.5% Tamil, 1.4% Polish, 1.2% Gujarati, 1.1% Urdu, 0.7% French, 0.6% Portuguese, 0.4% Turkish, 0.4% Malayalam, 0.4% Spanish.

The religious make up of Croydon is 56.4% Christian, 19.6% No religion, 8.1% Muslim, 6.0% Hindu, 0.7% Buddhist, 0.4% Sikh, 0.2% Jewish.

27,757 people did not state a religion. 847 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 22 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

40.4% of people are married, 9.0% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.1% live with a partner of the same sex, 32.5% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.3% are separated or divorced. There are 18,401 widowed people living in Croydon.

The top occupations listed by people in Croydon are Professional 19.6%, Administrative and secretarial 14.7%, Associate professional and technical 13.7%, Administrative 11.2%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.3%, Skilled trades 9.6%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.5%, Elementary 8.7%, Sales and customer service 8.7%, Elementary administration and service 8.1%.