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
BurmeseMyanmarSoutheast Asian PeoplesTibetan / Himalayan PeoplesBuddhism12,500
KoreanSouth KoreaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism12,000
Khmer, CambodianCambodiaSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism10,000
Chinese, CantoneseChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism79,000
Sri Lankan, SinhaleseSri LankaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesBuddhism7,792
Mongol, KhalkaMongoliaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Lamaism5,800
VietnameseVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana8,087
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Mahayana52,000
ThaiThailandSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism - Theravada6,900
DaneDenmarkEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity4,185
ZimbabweanZimbabweSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity21,309
NigerianNigeriaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity42,000
Mauritian CreoleMauritiusSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity22,500
IgboNigeriaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity7,900
Congolese, LingalaCongoSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity3,300
Ethiopian, Tigray/Tigrinya EthiopiaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesHorn of AfricaChristianity7,116
BarbadianBarbadosAmerican PeoplesNorth American PeoplesChristianity - Anglican22,500
Manx, GaelicUnited KingdomEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Anglican9
TuroyoIraqNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldChristianity - Orthodox8,200
AssyrianIraqNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldChristianity - Orthodox5,000
BelarusianBelarusEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox4,900
ArmenianArmeniaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox19,000
EstonianEstoniaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox1,192
GreekGreeceEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox26,924
RussianRussiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox26,603