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%.