Longthornton Demographics (Merton, England)

Longthornton is a ward in Merton of London, England and includes areas of Norbury, Streatham, Streatham Vale, Eastfields, Tamworth and Lonesome.

In the 2011 census the population of Longthornton was 10,024 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Longthornton is 36, while the median age is lower at 34.

56.7% of people living in Longthornton were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 3.7% Jamaica, 3.4% Pakistan, 2.8% Sri Lanka, 2.7% Ghana, 2.7% India, 2.0% South America, 1.7% Nigeria, 1.4% Kenya, 1.0% Ireland.

73.9% of people living in Longthornton speak English. The other top languages spoken are 5.2% Polish, 3.1% Urdu, 3.1% Tamil, 2.5% Gujarati, 2.1% Portuguese, 0.9% Spanish, 0.6% Panjabi, 0.5% Romanian, 0.5% Bengali.

The religious make up of Longthornton is 59.1% Christian, 12.3% Muslim, 11.8% No religion, 8.4% Hindu, 0.5% Buddhist, 0.5% Sikh, 0.1% Jewish. 671 people did not state a religion. 19 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

40.2% of people are married, 8.7% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 32.9% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.9% are separated or divorced. There are 462 widowed people living in Longthornton.

The top occupations listed by people in Longthornton are Professional 14.9%, Administrative and secretarial 14.7%, Skilled trades 12.6%, Elementary 11.9%, Administrative 11.2%, Elementary administration and service 11.0%, Associate professional and technical 10.9%, Sales and customer service 10.1%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.5%, Managers, directors and senior officials 8.5%.

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