Thornton Demographics (Lambeth, England)

Thornton is a ward in Lambeth of London, England and includes areas of Balham, Balham Hill, Bedford Hill and Clapham.

In the 2011 census the population of Thornton was 12,526 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in Thornton is 33, while the median age is lower at 31.

59.7% of people living in Thornton were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 3.6% South America, 2.8% Jamaica, 2.5% Ghana, 2.3% Nigeria, 1.9% Ireland, 1.6% Scotland, 1.6% Australia, 0.9% Wales, 0.8% South Africa.

81.4% of people living in Thornton speak English. The other top languages spoken are 3.7% Spanish, 3.0% Portuguese, 1.5% Polish, 1.5% French, 0.8% Somali, 0.7% Italian, 0.6% Akan, 0.5% Bengali, 0.4% Albanian.

The religious make up of Thornton is 55.6% Christian, 26.0% No religion, 7.4% Muslim, 1.2% Hindu, 0.5% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish, 0.2% Sikh, 0.1% Agnostic. 1,009 people did not state a religion. 27 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

27.9% of people are married, 11.5% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.9% live with a partner of the same sex, 44.2% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.7% are separated or divorced. There are 565 widowed people living in Thornton.

The top occupations listed by people in Thornton are Professional 26.7%, Associate professional and technical 19.7%, Business, media and public service professionals 13.0%, Business and public service associate professionals 12.2%, Managers, directors and senior officials 11.5%, Administrative and secretarial 10.2%, Elementary 9.8%, Elementary administration and service 9.4%, Administrative 7.9%, Corporate managers and directors 7.9%.