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Newham facts and figures

Newham Statistical summaries

  • The Newham Key Facts click here

    This summary is updated on a regular basis and contains some key statistics about the borough, it is designed to be printed as handy A5 leaflet.
  • Ward profiles click here

    These are 2011 census based profiles available as either a profile where you select the ward you are interested in. Alternatively a one page summary is available for each ward, in the resource section of Newham Info. click here to be taken to the resource section, and click on the 2011 Census theme, then select a ward, for example Beckton ward profile and then a PDF document will open.
  • Borough profiles produced by The Greater London Authority (GLA) click here

Newham population size

  • 332,800 2015 mid-year estimate (MYE)

    click here to read the Newham MYE demography bulletin and click here to view the Office for National Statistics (ONS) 2015 Mid-Year Estimate publication.
  • 347,100 2017 (mid-year) sub-national population projection (SNPP).

    click here to view the demography bulletin for the SNPP and click here to find out more about the SNPP projection using the Office for National Statistics website.
  • 343,500 - 2017 (mid-year) Greater London Authority (GLA) Housing-linked population projection*.

    Click here to find out more about this projection variant and other projections produced by the GLA’s demography team.
  • The Newham population overview click hereto view this dataview which will allow you to explore Newham’s population size in more detail using three different population projections/estimates. A user guide is available to help you make the most of this population data view, click here to open.

Newham population characteristics

  • The median age is 30.8 years (mid-2015)
  • 52.3% of the population are male and 47.7% female (mid-2015)
  • 25.2% (83,800) of the population are under 18 years, 67.8% (225,600) are aged 18 to 64 years and 7% (23,400) are aged 65 years and older (mid-2015)
  • By 2021 Newham’s population is projected to be over 367,900 (SNPP).
  • Ethnic or cultural background of residents: 46.5% Asian/Asian British, 26.5% White, 18.1% Black/Black British, 4.9% mixed/multiple ethnic group and 4.0% any other ethnic group.These figures are based on the mid-year 2017 GLA ethnic group projection.**
  • 40% of residents are Christian, 32% Muslim, 8.8% Hindu, 2.1% Sikh, 1.2% part of another religious group, 9.5% were not religious and 6.4% did not state their religion (2011).


  • Newham is no longer in the top 20 most deprived local authorities in England.
  • Newham was the 25th most deprived local authority in England in the 2015 Index of Multiple Deprivation, in 2010 it was ranked 2nd (based on the rank of extent measure).
  • There were 13 LSOAs in the 10% most deprived nationally, compare to 50 in 2010 Indices of Deprivation.
  • A Newham summary has been produced by The Corporate GIS and Information Team and is available in the resource section of Newham Info. Click here to open

    Click here to visit the .Gov website and view the official English Indices of Deprivation 2015 publication.


  • Life expectancy at birth for men in Newham is 78.5 years and for women 83 years (2012-2014).
  • Click hereto view the Public England Health Profile for Newham. Click here To view the Newham ward health profile. A guide is also available to assist you with the navigating around the profile click here.


  • There are approximately 111, 281 dwellings in Newham. (December 2016).

The below tenure data was published by The Department for Communities and Local Government; figures are provided for 1st April 2015. Data has also been provided by Newham’s private rented property licensing scheme. Click hereto find out more about this scheme.

  • 108,810 dwellings in Newham
  • 16,360 owned by local authorities
  • 14,070 owned by Private Registered Providers (housing associations).
  • 290 other public sector
  • 78,090 private sector (includes owner occupied properties and those rented from a private landlord).
  • Approximately 38,840 private rented property licences have been issued (as of 9th December 2016).


    2016 GCSE results (please note that many GCSE measures are new in 2016):

  • The new Attainment 8 measure for GCSE for Newham was 50.9, close to the London average and ahead of the national average of 48.5. Newham was ranked 48th national on this measure.
  • The new Progress 8 measure for Newham was +0.23, meaning that, on average, Newham students achieved almost a quarter of a grade more progress across all their subjects than pupils with similar starting points nationally). Newham was ranked 14th nationally.
  • 31.0% of Newham pupils achieved the English Baccalaureate compared to 23.1% nationally, and Newham was ranked 27th nationally.

The Newham Household Panel Survey (NHPS)

NHPS is a longitudinal panel survey carried out by independent researchers on behalf of the London borough of Newham, aimed at understanding the changes in the resident population and the consequent demands placed on council services. Click here to view the latest findings.

*From the GLA's 2015-based set of demographic projections; this is the Housing-linked variant incorporating data from the 2013 Strategic Housing and Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).

All figures have been rounded and percentages were rounded to one decimal point.

** 2015 round of Greater London Authority (GLA) demographic projections: trend based ethnic group projections, short-term migration scenario. For more information please Click here.