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
JamaicanJamaicaAmerican PeoplesNorth American PeoplesChristianity - Protestant340,000
BrazilianBrazilAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic246,000
BarbadianBarbadosAmerican PeoplesNorth American PeoplesChristianity - Anglican22,500
PersianIranCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam37,339
Kurd, CentralIraqCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam15,230
Kurd, Northern (Kermanji)SyriaCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam - Sunni150,000
Pashtun, SouthernPakistanCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam5,000
Turkish CypriotCyprusCentral Asia PeoplesTurkic PeoplesIslam300,000
AfghanAfghanistanCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam37,680
TurkTurkeyCentral Asia PeoplesTurkic PeoplesIslam71,242
PashtoAfghanistanCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam - Sunni15,096
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana52,000
KoreanSouth KoreaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism12,000
Mongol, KhalkaMongoliaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Lamaism5,800
Chinese, CantoneseChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism79,000
JapaneseJapanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Shintoism17,050
BelarusianBelarusEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox4,900
CzechCzech RepublicEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic6,776
DaneDenmarkEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity4,185
DutchNetherlandsEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesNon-Religious9,603
ArmenianArmeniaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox19,000
EstonianEstoniaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox1,192
Finnish, FinnFinlandEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesNon-Religious2,800
FrenchFranceEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic96,500
GreekGreeceEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox26,924