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%.