West Thornton Demographics (Croydon, England)

West Thornton is a ward in Croydon of London, England and includes areas of E Croydon and East Croydon.

In the 2011 census the population of West Thornton was 17,489 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in West Thornton is 33, while the median age is lower at 32.

52.7% of people living in West Thornton were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 7.9% India, 4.9% Jamaica, 4.3% Pakistan, 4.1% Sri Lanka, 2.5% Kenya, 2.4% Ghana, 1.5% Nigeria, 1.2% South America, 0.6% Bangladesh.

71.5% of people living in West Thornton speak English. The other top languages spoken are 5.4% Gujarati, 4.9% Tamil, 3.4% Urdu, 1.7% Polish, 1.3% Malayalam, 1.0% Panjabi, 0.9% French, 0.7% Bengali, 0.6% Portuguese.

The religious make up of West Thornton is 46.9% Christian, 17.3% Muslim, 14.8% Hindu, 10.8% No religion, 0.7% Sikh, 0.5% Buddhist, 0.1% Jewish. 1,289 people did not state a religion. 14 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

38.5% of people are married, 5.7% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.1% live with a partner of the same sex, 36.3% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.2% are separated or divorced. There are 777 widowed people living in West Thornton.

The top occupations listed by people in West Thornton are Professional 15.7%, Administrative and secretarial 14.5%, Sales and customer service 13.7%, Elementary 11.7%, Sales 11.6%, Administrative 11.6%, Elementary administration and service 10.9%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.7%, Sales Assistants and Retail Cashiers 10.6%, Associate professional and technical 10.2%.

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