Balham Demographics (Wandsworth, England)

Balham is a ward in Wandsworth of London, England and includes areas of Balham, Balham Hill and Bedford Hill.

In the 2011 census the population of Balham was 14,751 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Balham is 34, while the median age is lower at 32.

66.8% of people living in Balham were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.6% Australia, 2.4% Ireland, 2.3% Scotland, 1.5% Wales, 1.4% United States, 1.2% South Africa, 1.0% South America, 1.0% India, 1.0% Pakistan.

89.2% of people living in Balham speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.8% French, 0.8% Italian, 0.8% Polish, 0.7% Urdu, 0.7% Spanish, 0.5% Portuguese, 0.5% German, 0.4% Somali, 0.3% Gujarati.

The religious make up of Balham is 53.1% Christian, 30.9% No religion, 4.7% Muslim, 1.7% Hindu, 0.6% Buddhist, 0.6% Jewish, 0.2% Sikh, 0.1% Atheist.

1,040 people did not state a religion. 66 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

32.3% of people are married, 14.5% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 2.0% live with a partner of the same sex, 42.0% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 5.2% are separated or divorced. There are 473 widowed people living in Balham.

The top occupations listed by people in Balham are Professional 33.9%, Associate professional and technical 26.3%, Business, media and public service professionals 20.4%, Business and public service associate professionals 18.9%, Managers, directors and senior officials 16.8%, Corporate managers and directors 12.6%, Administrative and secretarial 9.1%, Business, Research and Administrative Professionals 9.0%, Business, Finance and Related Associate Professionals 8.3%, Sales, Marketing and Related Associate Professionals 7.5%.

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