West Ham Demographics (Newham, England)

West Ham is a ward in Newham of London, England and includes areas of Stratford and West Ham.

In the 2011 census the population of West Ham was 15,551 and is made up of approximately 49% females and 51% males.

The average age of people in West Ham is 32, while the median age is lower at 29.

47.9% of people living in West Ham were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 6.9% Bangladesh, 3.7% India, 2.6% Nigeria, 2.6% Philippines, 2.1% Ghana, 1.9% Pakistan, 1.7% Somalia, 1.2% Jamaica, 1.2% South America.

63.1% of people living in West Ham speak English. The other top languages spoken are 7.2% Bengali, 2.8% Polish, 2.6% Lithuanian, 2.5% Romanian, 1.8% Tagalog/Filipino, 1.5% Portuguese, 1.4% Somali, 1.4% Bulgarian, 1.3% Gujarati.

The religious make up of West Ham is 49.8% Christian, 24.0% Muslim, 11.7% No religion, 4.5% Hindu, 1.0% Buddhist, 0.9% Sikh, 0.1% Jewish. 1,150 people did not state a religion. 23 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

30.4% of people are married, 8.1% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.4% live with a partner of the same sex, 41.8% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.3% are separated or divorced. There are 778 widowed people living in West Ham.

The top occupations listed by people in West Ham are Elementary 18.8%, Elementary administration and service 17.0%, Professional 14.7%, Sales and customer service 12.0%, Skilled trades 11.8%, Administrative and secretarial 10.2%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.1%, Associate professional and technical 9.9%, Sales 9.6%, Sales Assistants and Retail Cashiers 8.6%.