Downham Demographics (Lewisham, England)

Downham is a ward in Lewisham of London, England and includes areas of Downham.

In the 2011 census the population of Downham was 14,567 and is made up of approximately 54% females and 46% males.

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

73.9% of people living in Downham were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 3.0% Nigeria, 2.9% Jamaica, 2.2% Sri Lanka, 1.2% Ireland, 0.9% Ghana, 0.8% South America, 0.7% Scotland, 0.6% India, 0.5% North Africa.

88.3% of people living in Downham speak English. The other top languages spoken are 2.4% Tamil, 1.1% Turkish, 0.9% Polish, 0.7% French, 0.5% Portuguese, 0.5% Spanish, 0.4% Lithuanian, 0.3% Arabic, 0.3% Albanian.

The religious make up of Downham is 58.2% Christian, 22.5% No religion, 6.1% Muslim, 3.4% Hindu, 0.5% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish, 0.1% Sikh. 1,204 people did not state a religion. 29 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

33.5% of people are married, 9.3% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.9% live with a partner of the same sex, 35.3% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 12.0% are separated or divorced. There are 909 widowed people living in Downham.

The top occupations listed by people in Downham are Professional 13.6%, Caring, leisure and other service 13.5%, Administrative and secretarial 13.4%, Elementary 11.7%, Skilled trades 11.5%, Elementary administration and service 11.0%, Sales and customer service 10.8%, Associate professional and technical 10.7%, Caring personal service 10.7%, Administrative 9.8%.

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