Greater London, United Kingdom



Greater London, England’s capital, set on the River Thames, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. Greater London comprises 33 districts: The 32 London precincts and the City of London.

At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations.

Total Population: 8,825,000

(An increase of 7.97 % in the past 5 years.)

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 3,082,000
  • Language Spoken at Home - 3,087,000

Quick Facts

  • Over 300 distinct languages spoken and more than 50 non-indigenous communities with a population of more than 10,000.

  • A large number of Greek speakers reside in Greater London.

  • Around 7% of London's total population is of South Asian Indian origin.

  • No particular location dominants the Japanese community. However, the families of Japanese "company men" have a tendency of living in North London and West London. Japanese restaurants and shops are located around these groups of Japanese people.

  • Home to one, if not the largest, of the largest Nigerian population outside of Nigeria. London's Peckham can be called "Little Lagos".

  • Diversity reflected in its ethnic neighbourhoods or enclaves: (1) Afro-Caribbean in Brixton, Harlesden, Stonebridge, Tottenham, Dalston, Lewisham, Peckham; (2) Bengali in Whitechapel / Tower Hamlets; (3) Chinese, Mandarin and Chinese, Cantonese in London's Chinatown; (4) Greek in Palmers Green; (5) Japanese in Ealing, Golders Green, East Finchley; (6) Jews in Golders Green, Stamford Hill; (7) Korean in New Malden; (8) Middle Eastern on Edgware Road; (9) South Asian Indians in Southall; (10) Vietnamese in Deptford, Shoreditch (Kingsland Road), Hackey (Mare Street)

People Group Highlights

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StatusPG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
PolePolandEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic147,816
BengaliBangladeshSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam - Sunni114,267
FrenchFranceEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic96,500
Chinese, CantoneseChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism79,000
ParseeIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam75,000
SpaniardSpainEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic71,192
AfghanAfghanistanCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam37,680
MalayaliIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism37,000
LithuanianLithuaniaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic35,341
SerbSerbiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox31,000
Albanian, ToskAlbaniaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesIslam30,000
BulgarBulgariaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox23,032
Albanian, GhegAlbaniaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesIslam - Sunni23,006
HindiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism21,503
NepaliNepalSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism18,865
JapaneseJapanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Shintoism17,050
HungarianHungaryEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic16,570
Kurd, CentralIraqCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam15,230
PashtoAfghanistanCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam - Sunni15,096
Swiss GermanSwitzerlandEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesNon-Religious - Secularism14,000
GoanIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism10,500
SlovakSlovakiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic10,446
SwedeSwedenEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesNon-Religious10,428
DutchNetherlandsEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesNon-Religious9,603
VietnameseVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana8,087