Newham in the Census -
Newham obtains the census data via
a consortium purchase put together by the Greater London Authority
Newham does this along with all the other London
boroughs. The GLA provides a London-wide census analysis and it is
then down to each local authority to determine how to respond to
the census itself.
There are over 200 tables of data available for Newham and for each
of its wards. There are fewer tables available for the community
forums but there is a relatively detailed breakdown of the
population across a number of variables. Newham has made this
information available through the
Newham Info website.
Current census data for Newham, its wards and community forums can
be found on the Newham Info site, while census archive material is
available from Historical Census data in the
National Archives or from
A Vision of Britain Through Time.
For a selection of interesting and frequently requested indicators
for Newham from the 2001 Census, see the
Office of National Statistics website, which
is based on data released on or before 13 February 2003.
A selection of key statistics for Newham from the 2001
- 243,891 residents
- 91,821 households
- 68 per cent of residents described their health as 'good'
- 34 per cent of 16-74 year olds had no qualifications
- There was an unemployment rate of 6.7 per cent for all
economically active people aged 16-74