Information about Merton

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Merton Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Merton is 215,187 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Merton is 110,531, and the female population is 104,656. 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 88,673, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 35,600. 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 (101,320), followed by No religion (60,224), 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 (44,057), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (25,596). 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 Merton area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (67,640), while 24,084 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 86,412 adults have Level 3 education, while 16,510 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Merton area are

  • Professional occupations (29411)
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (17692), and
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (16337)


The average age of people living in Merton is 38 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (40001), Between 35 to 44 (37073), and Between 25 to 34 (36356). 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 Merton has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (37,901) followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (34,454), and Small employers and own account workers (21,495). 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 Merton over the years

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Postcodes in Merton

The postcode district SM, SW, KT, CR are associated with the Merton, and there are total 9 postcode areas (listed below). The Merton has a total of 4466 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Merton


Cannon Hill

Colliers Wood

Cricket Green

Figge's Marsh



Lavender Fields


Lower Morden

Merton Park

Pollards Hill


Raynes Park

St Helier



West Barnes

Wimbledon Park

Wimbledon Town & Dundonald