Tower Hamlets Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Tower Hamlets was 254,096 and is made up of approximately 48% females and 52% males.

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

54.6% of people living in Tower Hamlets were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 15.3% Bangladesh, 1.5% India, 1.4% China, 1.2% Scotland, 1.2% Somalia, 1.1% Ireland, 1.1% South America, 1.1% Australia, 0.8% United States.

65.8% of people living in Tower Hamlets speak English. The other top languages spoken are 18.0% Bengali, 1.4% French, 1.2% Spanish, 1.2% All other Chinese, 1.1% Italian, 1.0% Somali, 0.9% Polish, 0.8% Portuguese, 0.7% German.

The religious make up of Tower Hamlets is 34.5% Muslim, 27.1% Christian, 18.7% No religion, 1.7% Hindu, 1.1% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.3% Sikh, 0.1% Agnostic. 39,089 people did not state a religion. 702 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 15 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

28.3% of people are married, 10.3% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 2.0% live with a partner of the same sex, 44.7% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 7.6% are separated or divorced. There are 9,732 widowed people living in Tower Hamlets.

The top occupations listed by people in Tower Hamlets are Professional 25.7%, Associate professional and technical 20.4%, Business, media and public service professionals 12.4%, Business and public service associate professionals 12.0%, Managers, directors and senior officials 11.0%, Administrative and secretarial 9.9%, Elementary 9.5%, Elementary administration and service 9.2%, Sales and customer service 7.9%, Corporate managers and directors 7.7%.