Greenwich

Population data and analysis

Profile of Royal Greenwich residents

Find out more about the socio-economic, deprivation and geo-demographic profile of the borough and its residents.

The 2011 Census recorded that 254,557 residents live within the Royal Borough, with the population having increased by over 40,000 people (18.7 per cent) in the ten years since the 2001 Census.

General population analysis for each of the 17 wards in Royal Greenwich, as well as for the borough overall and in comparison with London are available to download. 

Official data 

Sources of the data include:

  • the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Census
  • Greater London Authority (GLA)
  • ad-hoc population data and 'commissioned table releases' (Nomis).

If you would like to perform your own analyses using the raw data, you can download the population data on the Nomis website.

Specific population analysis

This section provides a range of analyses related to Royal Greenwich's population make-up. These include:

  • migration patterns
  • population estimates and projections
  • research identifying new communities.

Download specific population analysis documents

Children and young people

Separate statistics on children and young people, including population, ethnicity, health and education are available in the Royal Greenwich Children and Young People Profile. 

The profile brings together data about the lives of children and young people in the borough. It is structured around the priorities of the Greenwich Children and Young People Plan 2014 to 2017.

The annex includes a range of contextual and performance data for schools, school clusters and children's centres in Royal Greenwich.

Language, ethnicity and religion

The population of Royal Greenwich is comprised of a rich mix of diversity and multiculturalism, with over 90 different languages spoken. Analyses of the latest official datasets to understand the ethnic, language and religious profile of the borough's residents are available.

Download analyses of language, ethnicity and religion in Royal Greenwich

Housing analysis

With over 100,000 homes across Royal Greenwich, it is important to understand the characteristics of residents living across a range of household types and tenures. This section provides a number of analytical reports, identifying trends between household types and the socio-economic characteristics of residents.

Download housing analysis reports

Transport analysis

Royal Greenwich is home to a range of strategic transport hubs connecting it to the rest of London and the south east. These include Woolwich Arsenal, the Emirates Air Line at North Greenwich and two new Crossrail stations planned to open in Abbey Wood and Woolwich in December 2018. You can find a range of analyses relating to transport data across the Royal Borough, including the commuting patterns of residents.

Download transport analysis reports

Economy and employment

Greenwich Local Labour and Business (GLLaB) has assisted over 10,000 people into work since its inception and continues to improve access to employment for Royal Greenwich residents.

The Royal Borough provides a Business Support Service to local businesses, which promotes inward investment and works with partner agencies to create new employment opportunities and increase employment in Royal Greenwich.

You can find a range of economic analyses, including employment and unemployment rates, Jobseekers Allowance claimants and employment projections.

Wealth and deprivation

This section looks at the wealth and poverty of the Royal Borough of Greenwich in comparison to other local authorities in the UK and across different time periods.