Sydenham Demographics (Lewisham, England)

Sydenham is a ward in Lewisham of London, England and includes areas of Sydenham, Lower Sydenham and Beckenham.

In the 2011 census the population of Sydenham was 15,605 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Sydenham is 36, while the median age is lower at 35.

67.4% of people living in Sydenham were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 3.0% Jamaica, 2.2% Nigeria, 1.5% Ireland, 1.3% Scotland, 1.2% India, 1.0% Ghana, 1.0% South America, 0.6% Wales, 0.6% Sri Lanka.

85.9% of people living in Sydenham speak English. The other top languages spoken are 2.8% Polish, 1.3% French, 0.7% Portuguese, 0.7% Spanish, 0.6% Bulgarian, 0.6% Turkish, 0.5% Japanese, 0.5% Italian, 0.4% Albanian.

The religious make up of Sydenham is 56.0% Christian, 26.8% No religion, 4.5% Muslim, 1.8% Hindu, 1.0% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish, 0.1% Sikh, 0.1% Atheist. 1,319 people did not state a religion. 48 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

30.1% of people are married, 11.8% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 37.6% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 11.2% are separated or divorced. There are 938 widowed people living in Sydenham.

The top occupations listed by people in Sydenham are Professional 22.8%, Associate professional and technical 16.8%, Administrative and secretarial 12.3%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.2%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.7%, Elementary 9.2%, Administrative 9.1%, Elementary administration and service 8.7%, Business, media and public service professionals 8.4%, Skilled trades 8.0%.

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