Newham Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Newham was 307,984 and is made up of approximately 48% females and 52% males.

The average age of people in Newham is 31, while the median age is lower at 29.

45.4% of people living in Newham were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 8.7% India, 6.8% Bangladesh, 5.3% Pakistan, 2.4% Nigeria, 1.6% Sri Lanka, 1.5% Ghana, 1.4% Philippines, 1.3% Somalia, 1.1% South America.

58.6% of people living in Newham speak English. The other top languages spoken are 7.4% Bengali, 4.4% Urdu, 3.3% Gujarati, 2.7% Lithuanian, 2.3% Tamil, 2.0% Polish, 1.8% Panjabi, 1.6% Romanian, 1.4% Portuguese.

The religious make up of Newham is 40.0% Christian, 32.0% Muslim, 9.3% No religion, 8.8% Hindu, 2.1% Sikh, 0.8% Buddhist, 0.1% Jewish.

19,775 people did not state a religion. 394 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 18 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

34.2% of people are married, 6.5% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.1% live with a partner of the same sex, 39.8% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.5% are separated or divorced. There are 12,652 widowed people living in Newham.

The top occupations listed by people in Newham are Elementary 18.6%, Elementary administration and service 16.8%, Professional 14.8%, Sales and customer service 12.8%, Skilled trades 10.4%, Sales 10.3%, Administrative and secretarial 10.2%, Associate professional and technical 9.9%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.2%, Sales Assistants and Retail Cashiers 9.0%.