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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PG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
Turkish CypriotCyprusCentral Asia PeoplesTurkic PeoplesIslam300,000
Punjabi, EasternPakistanSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesOther Religions - Sikhism271,000
Jew, IsraeliIsraelNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesJewsEthnic Religions - Judaism194,000
UrduPakistanSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam176,000
Kurd, Northern (Kermanji)SyriaCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam - Sunni150,000
Punjabi, WesternPakistanSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam103,000
GujaratiPakistanSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism101,676
SomaliSomaliaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesHorn of AfricaIslam98,000
PortuguesePortugalEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic71,525
TurkTurkeyCentral Asia PeoplesTurkic PeoplesIslam71,242
TamilMalaysiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism70,565
ItalianItalyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic49,484
Malay, MalaysianMalaysiaSoutheast Asian PeoplesMalay PeoplesIslam47,500
RomanianRomaniaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox39,653
PersianIranCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam37,339
GreekGreeceEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox26,924
RussianRussiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox26,603
Mauritian CreoleMauritiusSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity22,500
Arab, EgyptianEgyptNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam22,000
ArmenianArmeniaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox19,000
EritreanEritreaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesHorn of AfricaIslam14,500
BurmeseMyanmarSoutheast Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesBuddhism12,500
KoreanSouth KoreaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism12,000
TuroyoIraqNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldChristianity - Orthodox8,200
Pashtun, SouthernPakistanCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam5,000