Information about Waltham Forest

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Waltham Forest Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Waltham Forest is 278,428 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Waltham Forest is 141,951, and the female population is 136,474. 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 94,766, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 46,433. 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 (108,630), followed by No religion (77,739), 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 (46,576), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (34,786). 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 Waltham Forest area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (78,731), while 25,673 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 95,910 adults have Level 3 education, while 23,106 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Waltham Forest area are

  • Professional occupations (32185)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (21194), and
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (17473)


The average age of people living in Waltham Forest is 37 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (53039), Between 25 to 34 (51078), and Between 35 to 44 (50188). 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 Waltham Forest has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (46,563) followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (30,299), and Small employers and own account workers (29,891). 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 Waltham Forest over the years

Male Population of Waltham Forest over the years
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Postcodes in Waltham Forest

The postcode district IG, E are associated with the Waltham Forest, and there are total 7 postcode areas (listed below). The Waltham Forest has a total of 4949 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Waltham Forest
AreaWaltham Forest

Cann Hall


Chapel End

Chingford Green



Grove Green

Hale End & Highams Park South

Hatch Lane & Highams Park North

High Street

Higham Hill

Hoe Street


Lea Bridge




St James

Upper Walthamstow


William Morris

Wood Street

UTLA22Waltham Forest