Waltham Forest Census Demographics United Kingdom
In the 2011 census the population of Waltham Forest was 258,249 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.
The average age of people in Waltham Forest is 34, while the median age is lower at 32.
59.9% of people living in Waltham Forest were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 4.9% Pakistan, 1.6% Jamaica, 1.6% India, 1.2% Ireland, 1.1% Ghana, 1.0% Bangladesh, 1.0% North Africa, 1.0% Nigeria, 1.0% Sri Lanka.
73.6% of people living in Waltham Forest speak English. The other top languages spoken are 3.3% Urdu, 3.3% Polish, 1.6% Romanian, 1.6% Turkish, 1.3% Lithuanian, 1.2% Panjabi, 1.0% Tamil, 1.0% Bengali, 0.9% French.
The religious make up of Waltham Forest is 48.4% Christian, 21.9% Muslim, 17.6% No religion, 2.3% Hindu, 0.8% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.5% Sikh, 0.1% Agnostic.
18,942 people did not state a religion. 542 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 18 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.
36.3% of people are married, 9.8% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.6% live with a partner of the same sex, 35.1% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.2% are separated or divorced. There are 12,534 widowed people living in Waltham Forest.
The top occupations listed by people in Waltham Forest are Professional 17.9%, Elementary 13.3%, Associate professional and technical 12.6%, Administrative and secretarial 12.4%, Elementary administration and service 12.0%, Skilled trades 11.4%, Administrative 9.1%, Managers, directors and senior officials 8.8%, Caring, leisure and other service 8.6%, Sales and customer service 8.5%.
Browse for Waltham Forest Demographics by ward/suburb
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- Waltham Forest Areas
- Cann Hall, Cathall, Chapel End, Chingford Green, Endlebury, Forest, Grove Green, Hale End and Highams Park, Hatch Lane, High Street, Higham Hill, Hoe Street, Larkswood, Lea Bridge, Leyton, Leytonstone, Markhouse, Valley, William Morris, Wood Street
- 2011 Census United Kingdom