Southwark Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Southwark was 288,283 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Southwark is 34, while the median age is lower at 32.

57.9% of people living in Southwark were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 4.7% Nigeria, 2.6% South America, 2.0% Jamaica, 1.7% Ireland, 1.7% Ghana, 1.3% Scotland, 1.1% China, 1.0% India, 0.9% Australia.

80.4% of people living in Southwark speak English. The other top languages spoken are 2.3% Spanish, 1.6% French, 1.3% Portuguese, 1.2% Polish, 1.0% All other Chinese, 0.9% Italian, 0.7% Turkish, 0.7% Bengali, 0.7% Arabic.

The religious make up of Southwark is 52.5% Christian, 26.2% No religion, 8.5% Muslim, 1.3% Buddhist, 1.3% Hindu, 0.3% Jewish, 0.2% Sikh, 0.1% Atheist. 24,611 people did not state a religion. 917 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 37 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

25.3% of people are married, 12.3% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 2.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 42.5% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 10.0% are separated or divorced. There are 14,941 widowed people living in Southwark.

The top occupations listed by people in Southwark are Professional 25.8%, Associate professional and technical 17.4%, Business, media and public service professionals 11.7%, Elementary 11.6%, Elementary administration and service 11.1%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.6%, Administrative and secretarial 9.9%, Business and public service associate professionals 9.1%, Caring, leisure and other service 8.3%, Administrative 7.2%.