Information about Croydon

Avg Annual Income
Full Time Employees
Average Age
Croydon Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Croydon is 390,724 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Croydon is 203,086, and the female population is 187,633. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the immediate area is White: English, with a total of 146,268, followed by African, with a total of 40,219. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (190,880), followed by No religion (101,119), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (73,406), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (51,772). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the Croydon area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (112,006), while 48,038 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 127,342 adults have Level 3 education, while 38,241 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Croydon area are

  • Professional occupations (43348)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (26739), and
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (24114)


The average age of people living in Croydon is 39 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (75589), Between 35 to 44 (59774), and Between 25 to 34 (59140). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in Croydon has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (66,130) followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (45,735), and Intermediate occupations (37,862). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

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Population of Croydon over the years

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Postcodes in Croydon

The postcode district SW, CR, SE are associated with the Croydon, and there are total 12 postcode areas (listed below). The Croydon has a total of 10223 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Croydon

Addiscombe East

Addiscombe West

Bensham Manor

Broad Green

Coulsdon Town

Crystal Palace & Upper Norwood



New Addington North

New Addington South

Norbury & Pollards Hill

Norbury Park

Old Coulsdon

Park Hill & Whitgift

Purley & Woodcote

Purley Oaks & Riddlesdown



Selsdon & Addington Village

Selsdon Vale & Forestdale

Shirley North

Shirley South

South Croydon

South Norwood

Thornton Heath


West Thornton