Forest Demographics (Waltham Forest, England)

Forest is a ward in Waltham Forest of London, England and includes areas of Leyton, Leytonstone, Wanstead and Snaresbrook.

In the 2011 census the population of Forest was 12,609 and is made up of approximately 48% females and 52% males.

The average age of people in Forest is 34, while the median age is lower at 31.

53.2% of people living in Forest were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 9.1% Pakistan, 3.2% India, 1.9% Jamaica, 1.4% Ireland, 1.4% Bangladesh, 1.2% Sri Lanka, 1.0% Nigeria, 1.0% South America, 0.9% China.

68.2% of people living in Forest speak English. The other top languages spoken are 5.7% Urdu, 3.4% Polish, 2.6% Panjabi, 2.0% Romanian, 1.7% Tamil, 1.5% Gujarati, 1.4% Lithuanian, 1.1% Bengali, 0.8% Turkish.

The religious make up of Forest is 40.7% Christian, 31.9% Muslim, 15.2% No religion, 2.1% Hindu, 1.0% Buddhist, 1.0% Sikh, 0.3% Jewish, 0.1% Agnostic. 880 people did not state a religion. 29 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

37.7% of people are married, 7.3% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.4% live with a partner of the same sex, 36.8% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 7.8% are separated or divorced. There are 534 widowed people living in Forest.

The top occupations listed by people in Forest are Professional 19.3%, Elementary 14.7%, Elementary administration and service 12.9%, Skilled trades 11.7%, Administrative and secretarial 11.4%, Associate professional and technical 11.3%, Managers, directors and senior officials 8.9%, Administrative 8.8%, Sales and customer service 8.0%, Caring, leisure and other service 7.8%.

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