Forest Gate South Demographics (Newham, England)

Forest Gate South is a ward in Newham of London, England and includes areas of Forest Gate, Upton, Stratford, Stratford Village and West Ham.

In the 2011 census the population of Forest Gate South was 17,362 and is made up of approximately 47% females and 53% males.

The average age of people in Forest Gate South is 31, while the median age is lower at 29.

43.9% of people living in Forest Gate South were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 8.2% Bangladesh, 6.9% India, 4.4% Pakistan, 2.2% Nigeria, 1.4% Ghana, 1.3% Jamaica, 1.2% Somalia, 1.0% South America, 1.0% Ireland.

58.1% of people living in Forest Gate South speak English. The other top languages spoken are 8.9% Bengali, 3.6% Urdu, 3.5% Gujarati, 3.2% Polish, 2.4% Lithuanian, 1.9% Romanian, 1.7% Panjabi, 1.3% Portuguese, 1.2% French.

The religious make up of Forest Gate South is 38.5% Christian, 33.3% Muslim, 11.8% No religion, 5.3% Hindu, 2.6% Sikh, 0.7% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish, 0.1% Atheist. 1,197 people did not state a religion. 38 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 5 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

30.2% of people are married, 7.5% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.2% live with a partner of the same sex, 44.0% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 7.8% are separated or divorced. There are 702 widowed people living in Forest Gate South.

The top occupations listed by people in Forest Gate South are Elementary 18.9%, Professional 17.5%, Elementary administration and service 17.0%, Sales and customer service 11.3%, Skilled trades 10.3%, Associate professional and technical 10.2%, Administrative and secretarial 9.5%, Sales 8.9%, Caring, leisure and other service 8.4%, Managers, directors and senior officials 8.0%.

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