Information about Tower Hamlets

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Tower Hamlets Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Tower Hamlets is 310,306 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Tower Hamlets is 155,869, and the female population is 154,437. 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 Bangladeshi, with a total of 107,333, followed by White: English, with a total of 71,177. 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 Muslim (123,912), followed by No religion (82,635), 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 (55,936), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (38,337). 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 Tower Hamlets area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (100,574), while 25,549 adults mentioned they are Employee: Part-time.


Regarding education, 127,299 adults have Level 3 education, while 21,433 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Tower Hamlets area are

  • Professional occupations (49021)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (27819), and
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (20628)


The average age of people living in Tower Hamlets is 33 years old. The top three age distributions are: Between 25 to 34 (85181), Below 14 (54143), and Between 35 to 44 (52415). 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 Tower Hamlets has Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (52,827) followed by Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (47,718), and Never worked and long-term unemployed (34,572). 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 Tower Hamlets over the years

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Postcodes in Tower Hamlets

The postcode district ECN, EW, E are associated with the Tower Hamlets, and there are total 9 postcode areas (listed below). The Tower Hamlets has a total of 8118 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Tower Hamlets
AreaTower Hamlets

Bethnal Green

Blackwall & Cubitt Town

Bow East

Bow West

Bromley North

Bromley South

Canary Wharf

Island Gardens



Mile End



Spitalfields & Banglatown

St Dunstan's

St Katharine's & Wapping

St Peter's

Stepney Green



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