Merton Census Demographics United Kingdom
In the 2011 census the population of Merton was 199,693 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.
The average age of people in Merton is 36, while the median age is lower at 34.
59.8% of people living in Merton were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 3.2% Sri Lanka, 2.8% South Africa, 2.1% India, 2.0% Pakistan, 1.5% Ireland, 1.4% Ghana, 1.2% South America, 1.2% Scotland, 1.1% Jamaica.
78.9% of people living in Merton speak English. The other top languages spoken are 3.5% Polish, 3.1% Tamil, 1.8% Urdu, 0.9% Portuguese, 0.8% French, 0.7% Spanish, 0.7% Gujarati, 0.5% Bengali, 0.5% Italian.
The religious make up of Merton is 56.1% Christian, 20.2% No religion, 8.1% Muslim, 6.1% Hindu, 0.9% Buddhist, 0.4% Jewish, 0.2% Sikh, 0.1% Agnostic.
14,021 people did not state a religion. 571 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 14 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.
42.3% of people are married, 10.6% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.1% live with a partner of the same sex, 31.1% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 7.6% are separated or divorced. There are 8,706 widowed people living in Merton.
The top occupations listed by people in Merton are Professional 24.4%, Associate professional and technical 15.3%, Managers, directors and senior officials 12.0%, Administrative and secretarial 11.7%, Business, media and public service professionals 9.5%, Skilled trades 9.0%, Business and public service associate professionals 8.8%, Administrative 8.6%, Elementary 8.3%, Corporate managers and directors 8.2%.
Browse for Merton Demographics by ward/suburb
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- Merton Areas
- Abbey, Cannon Hill, Colliers Wood, Cricket Green, Dundonald, Figge's Marsh, Graveney, Hillside, Lavender Fields, Longthornton, Lower Morden, Merton Park, Pollards Hill, Ravensbury, Raynes Park, St Helier, Trinity, Village, West Barnes, Wimbledon Park
- 2011 Census United Kingdom