Chaucer Demographics (Southwark, England)

Chaucer is a ward in Southwark of London, England and includes areas of Southwark, Elephant & Castle, Lambeth, Newington, Bermondsey and Waterloo.

In the 2011 census the population of Chaucer was 15,178 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Chaucer is 31, while the median age is lower at 29.

52.0% of people living in Chaucer were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 4.1% Nigeria, 2.2% South America, 2.1% Bangladesh, 2.1% Ireland, 1.7% United States, 1.7% Ghana, 1.5% India, 1.4% China, 1.3% Scotland.

77.1% of people living in Chaucer speak English. The other top languages spoken are 2.3% Spanish, 2.3% Bengali, 2.0% French, 1.2% All other Chinese, 1.1% Portuguese, 1.0% Italian, 1.0% Arabic, 0.8% Polish, 0.7% German.

The religious make up of Chaucer is 46.5% Christian, 26.2% No religion, 12.3% Muslim, 3.0% Hindu, 1.5% Buddhist, 0.6% Jewish, 0.4% Sikh, 0.2% Atheist.

1,268 people did not state a religion. 52 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 11 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

20.0% of people are married, 12.2% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 3.4% live with a partner of the same sex, 49.8% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.6% are separated or divorced. There are 643 widowed people living in Chaucer.

The top occupations listed by people in Chaucer are Professional 31.0%, Associate professional and technical 19.0%, Business, media and public service professionals 14.8%, Business and public service associate professionals 11.4%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.9%, Elementary 10.2%, Elementary administration and service 10.0%, Administrative and secretarial 8.1%, Corporate managers and directors 7.3%, Business, Research and Administrative Professionals 6.9%.