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Census 2011

The last census took place on 27 March 2011.

Key statistics for Lewisham include:

  • The total population for Lewisham is 275,900, an increase of 27,000 (9.8%) since the 2001 Census.
  • The 2011 Census estimates indicate there are 116,000 households in Lewisham compared to 107,400 in 2001.
  • London as a whole grew by 850,000 residents, meaning a total population of  8,174,000.
  • Lewisham has the 12th highest overall population of all London boroughs. 

Points on interest:

  • Among economically active residents part-time working and self-employment have become more common than in 2001.
  • Whilst the most populous ethnic group remains White British, both the actual number and proportion of residents stating this as their ethnicity has decreased since 2001. The next biggest group is now Black African.
  • As seen across Britain the proportion of Lewisham residents stating they do not have a religion has increased to 27.2% of the population.
  • More residents now live in accommodation which is privately rented, 24.3% of households compared to 14.3% in 2001.

Further information is available from the ONS website Census Page.

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