Heath Demographics (Barking and Dagenham, England)

Heath is a ward in Barking and Dagenham of London, England and includes areas of Heathway, Heath Park, Beacontree Heath, Eastbrook, Dagenham East, Becontree Heath, Valence, Porters, Burnside Estate, Mayesbrook Park, Becontree and Parsloes Park.

In the 2011 census the population of Heath was 10,786 and is made up of approximately 53% females and 47% males.

The average age of people in Heath is 35, while the median age is lower at 32.

74.9% of people living in Heath were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 5.1% Nigeria, 1.9% Ghana, 0.9% Ireland, 0.8% Bangladesh, 0.6% India, 0.6% Zimbabwe, 0.5% Pakistan, 0.5% Philippines, 0.4% Scotland.

87.5% of people living in Heath speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.9% Lithuanian, 1.0% Bengali, 0.8% Albanian, 0.7% French, 0.7% Yoruba, 0.7% Portuguese, 0.6% Polish, 0.5% Romanian, 0.4% Urdu.

The religious make up of Heath is 62.3% Christian, 22.8% No religion, 6.9% Muslim, 0.8% Hindu, 0.3% Sikh, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish, 0.1% Atheist. 635 people did not state a religion. 13 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 5 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

34.9% of people are married, 10.1% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 33.3% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 11.1% are separated or divorced. There are 595 widowed people living in Heath.

The top occupations listed by people in Heath are Elementary 15.5%, Professional 14.6%, Elementary administration and service 13.9%, Administrative and secretarial 12.8%, Caring, leisure and other service 12.5%, Skilled trades 11.3%, Process, plant and machine operatives 10.6%, Caring personal service 9.9%, Administrative 9.8%, Sales and customer service 9.1%.

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