Wanstead Demographics (Redbridge, England)

Wanstead is a ward in Redbridge of London, England and includes areas of Wanstead, Leytonstone, Nightingale and New Wanstead.

In the 2011 census the population of Wanstead was 11,543 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in Wanstead is 39, while the median age is higher at 40.

74.1% of people living in Wanstead were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.3% India, 2.1% Ireland, 1.6% Pakistan, 1.5% Scotland, 1.1% Bangladesh, 0.9% Wales, 0.8% Kenya, 0.7% South Africa, 0.7% Northern Ireland.

89.4% of people living in Wanstead speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.0% Urdu, 0.8% Bengali, 0.8% Polish, 0.7% Gujarati, 0.7% Lithuanian, 0.6% Panjabi, 0.5% French, 0.4% Romanian, 0.4% Spanish.

The religious make up of Wanstead is 51.8% Christian, 21.5% No religion, 10.0% Muslim, 3.5% Hindu, 2.0% Sikh, 1.6% Jewish, 0.5% Buddhist, 0.1% Agnostic. 923 people did not state a religion. 26 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

48.3% of people are married, 8.2% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.3% live with a partner of the same sex, 27.4% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 7.2% are separated or divorced. There are 486 widowed people living in Wanstead.

The top occupations listed by people in Wanstead are Professional 32.3%, Associate professional and technical 15.3%, Managers, directors and senior officials 13.2%, Administrative and secretarial 12.1%, Teaching and educational professionals 11.3%, Teaching and Educational Professionals 11.3%, Business, media and public service professionals 10.4%, Corporate managers and directors 9.2%, Administrative 8.0%, Business and public service associate professionals 7.8%.

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