Newham Statistical summaries

  • Ward profiles click here. These are 2011 UK census based profiles available as a one page PDF summary for each Newham ward. They can be found in the document library.
  • View London area profiles produced by The Greater London Authority (GLA), view  the Newham overview here.  You can also switch from borough to ward (further instructions on the London area profiles page).

Links to ward overviews are below:

Newham population size

  • 352,005 2018 mid-year estimate (MYE) click here to read the Newham MYE 2018 demography bulletin and click here to view the Office for National Statistics (ONS) 2018 Mid-Year Estimate publication. It is estimated that population churn is approximately 20.6%*.
  • 359,800 2019 (mid-year) sub-national population projection (SNPP) 2016 based. Click here to find out more about the SNPP projection using the Office for National Statistics website.
  • 359,500 (rounded)  – 2019 (mid-year) Greater London Authority (GLA) Housing-led model population projection**. Click here to find out more about this projection variant and other projections produced by the GLA’s demography team.
  • A summary of all available population estimates and projections for Newham has been produced, click here to read.

The 2018 MYE is the latest published, the 2019 MYE is due to be published in June 2020.

* This means that it is estimated that 20.6% of Newham’s population either left or arrived into the borough in 2017. This figure is based on the components of change that accompany the ONS MYE 2018.

**From the GLA’s 2016-based set of demographic projections; this is the Housing-led variant incorporating data from the 2016 Strategic Housing and Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).

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

Newham population characteristics

  • The median age is 31.9 years (mid-2018 ONS MYE)
  • 53% of the population are male and 47% female (mid-2018 ONS MYE)
  • 24.6% (86,567) of the population are under 18 years, 68% (239,209) are aged 18 to 64 years and 7.5% (26,229) are aged 65 years and older (mid-2018 ONS MYE).
  • By 2021 Newham’s population is projected to be 367,200 (SNPP 2016-based).
  • Ethnic or cultural background of residents: 45.5% Asian/Asian British, 27.5% White, 17.9% Black/Black British, 5.0% mixed/multiple ethnic group and 4.1% any other ethnic group.These figures are based on the mid-year 2019 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).

** From the GLA’s 2016-based set of demographic projections(GLA): Housing-led ethnic group projections. For more information please click here.


    • Comparatively Newham is moving in a positive direction; however Newham remains within the worse 10% in the country, ranking 12th of 317 local authority districts.
    • Newham has 4 LSOAs in the 10% most deprived nationally, compared to 13 in 2015 and 50 in 2010.
    • Whilst Newham has seen improvement in most domains since the 2015 IoD , Newham remains 1st in the Barriers to Housing and Services domain and remains 3rd in Income Deprivation Affecting Older People Index (supplementary indices).

Click here to view the Newham Info Indices of Deprivation page

Click here to view the Newham Info 2019 Indices of Deprivation page, click here to view the infographic

To visit the .Gov website and view the official English Indices of Deprivation 2019 publication click here .


        • Life expectancy at birth for men in Newham is 79.7 years and for women 82.9 years (2015-2017 ONS).

For more information about life expectancy please go to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) website.

Click here to view the latest Public England Health Profile for Newham and click here to view the latest Child Health Profile for Newham and here to download other years.

Click here to view the Public Health Dashboard this compares Newham to similar local authorities; as defined by The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

To find out more about what the Council is doing to promote and protect residents’ health and wellbeing click here.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

The aim of the JSNA is to find the areas of the borough where we need to improve the health and wellbeing of residents, helping us to plan, prioritise and commission health and social care services.

The document pulls together information about local health and social care needs to help plan future services.
Please visit the Council’s JSNA page to find out more.


  • There were approximately 118,106 dwellings in Newham (as of the end of May 2019).

In July 2019 Newham had 36,205  live private property licences*.

For more information about Newham’s private rented property licensing scheme, click here. 

* This is a snapshot and figures change regularly.


The below tenure data was published by The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government; figures are provided for 1st April 2018 for more information click here.

  • 114,470 dwellings in Newham*
  • 15,710 owned by local authorities
  • 14,400 owned by Private Registered Providers (housing associations).
  • 290 other public sector
  • 84,080 private sector* (includes owner occupied properties and those rented from a private landlords).

* Figures are estimates and expressed to the nearest 10 dwellings.


2018 results:

  • The Attainment 8 measure for GCSE for Newham was 48.7, up slightly from 2017 (48.4), Newham was ahead of the national average of 44.5 for  all schools and 46.8 for state-funded schools only.

Newham was ranked 38th national on this measure, down slightly from 2017 (35th).

  • The Progress 8 measure for Newham was +0.32, meaning that, on average, Newham students achieved nearly a third of a grade more progress across all their subjects than pupils with similar starting points nationally.

Newham was ranked 15th nationally, down slightly from 2017 (9th).

Please note that students are graded from 9 to 1, 9 being the highest. 4+ is considered a standard pass similar to a C in the old grading system and 5+ is considered a strong pass.

  • Newham had an average of 66% of students scoring 4+ in English and Maths, this was similar to last year (65% 2017). Newham was higher than the England average of 59% for all schools and 64% for state-funded schools only.

Newham ranked 59th, this was better than last year when Newham ranked 62nd (2017).

  • Newham had an average of 46 % of students scoring 5+ in English and Maths, this was the same as last year (46% 2017), this was similar to the England averaged of 47% for all schools and 44% for state-funded schools only.

Newham ranked 49th , down slightly from 42nd last (2017).

  • Newham is  highest for the percentage of pupils entered for subjects which count towards the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) – 65% compared to an average of 39% in state-schools across England.

There was a new measure for EBacc this year : EBacc average points score

  • Newham had an average score of 4.04, numbers are equivalent to the 9 to 1 scale.

Newham ranked 28th 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 document and find out about other research that has been carried out.