Lewisham Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Lewisham was 275,885 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Lewisham is 35, while the median age is lower at 33.

64.0% of people living in Lewisham were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 3.5% Jamaica, 3.5% Nigeria, 1.4% Ireland, 1.3% Sri Lanka, 1.3% South America, 1.2% Scotland, 1.0% Ghana, 0.9% India, 0.8% China.

83.5% of people living in Lewisham speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.6% Polish, 1.5% French, 1.3% Tamil, 0.9% Spanish, 0.8% Turkish, 0.7% Portuguese, 0.7% All other Chinese, 0.6% Italian, 0.4% Lithuanian.

The religious make up of Lewisham is 52.8% Christian, 26.7% No religion, 6.4% Muslim, 2.4% Hindu, 1.3% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish, 0.2% Sikh, 0.1% Agnostic.

24,505 people did not state a religion. 959 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 14 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

30.3% of people are married, 11.1% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 2.0% live with a partner of the same sex, 39.7% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 10.2% are separated or divorced. There are 14,533 widowed people living in Lewisham.

The top occupations listed by people in Lewisham are Professional 22.6%, Associate professional and technical 16.5%, Administrative and secretarial 11.8%, Elementary 10.2%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.7%, Elementary administration and service 9.6%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.4%, Administrative 8.7%, Business, media and public service professionals 8.6%, Skilled trades 8.1%.