Whalebone Demographics (Barking and Dagenham, England)

Whalebone is a ward in Barking and Dagenham of London, England and includes areas of Becontree, Angle Green, Chadwell Heath, Mayesbrook Park and Burnside Estate.

In the 2011 census the population of Whalebone was 10,575 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in Whalebone is 35, while the median age is lower at 34.

69.6% of people living in Whalebone were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 3.4% India, 3.3% Nigeria, 2.2% Pakistan, 1.9% Bangladesh, 1.4% Ireland, 1.3% Ghana, 1.1% Jamaica, 0.7% Kenya, 0.7% Sri Lanka.

83.1% of people living in Whalebone speak English. The other top languages spoken are 2.1% Bengali, 1.8% Panjabi, 1.8% Lithuanian, 1.5% Urdu, 0.9% Gujarati, 0.9% Polish, 0.7% Romanian, 0.6% Portuguese, 0.6% Tamil.

The religious make up of Whalebone is 56.0% Christian, 15.9% No religion, 12.2% Muslim, 4.1% Hindu, 3.6% Sikh, 0.4% Jewish, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.1% Agnostic. 731 people did not state a religion. 11 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 3 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

42.9% of people are married, 8.5% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 29.4% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.8% are separated or divorced. There are 556 widowed people living in Whalebone.

The top occupations listed by people in Whalebone are Administrative and secretarial 15.5%, Professional 14.2%, Administrative 11.8%, Elementary 11.8%, Skilled trades 11.6%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.9%, Elementary administration and service 10.5%, Associate professional and technical 10.1%, Sales and customer service 9.3%, Caring personal service 8.6%.

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