2011 Census results

The information on this page contains key 2011 Census data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Redbridge data is analysed against London averages and where possible against data from the 2001 Census.  The information is grouped into the following themes:

Country of birth

Key findings

  • the proportion of Redbridge residents who were born in England decreased by 12 percentage points between the 2011 and 2001 censuses however it was in line with the London average (61.1%).
  • India (7.6%) was the most common birthplace outside the UK for Redbridge residents
  • of all London Boroughs, Redbridge has the sixth highest number (85,014) of people whose stated country of birth is outside of the EU (including Accession states) countries. Redbridge ranked ninth highest in England and Wales
  • in total, 103,073 (37%) people in Redbridge were born outside of the United Kingdom

 Country of birth

2001 Number

2001 %

2011 Number

2011 %

England

176,125

73.8%

172,349

61.8%

Northern Ireland

842

0.4%

653

0.2%

Scotland

2,169

0.9%

1,691

0.6%

Wales

1,656

0.7%

1,096

0.4%

United Kingdom not otherwise specified

-

-

108

0.04%

Republic of Ireland

4,023

1.7%

3,040

1.1%

Other EU countries total (exc. Ireland)

3,078

1.3%

-

-

EU Member countries as of March 2001 (exc. Ireland)

-

-

5,143

1.8%

Other EU: Accession countries April 2001 to March 2011 (exc. Ireland)

-

-

9,876

3.5%

Other countries

50,742

21.3%

85,014

30.5%

Ethnicity

The ethnic group classifies people according to their own perceived ethnic group and cultural background.

Key findings

  • the ethnic make-up of Redbridge has changed significantly from 2001 with the number of people from  Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups exceeding the number of White British residents for the first time.  This shift was mirrored across London as a whole
  • aside from Caribbean, the number and proportion of all other Black and minority ethnic groups has grown
  • the Pakistani group has seen the highest numerical increase and Redbridge had the highest proportion of Pakistanis of all London Boroughs and seventh highest in the country
  • the Bangladeshi group had grown by 4 times since 2001
  • the number of people stating their ethnic background as ‘Other Asian’ has also increased significantly and ranked seventh highest in London

 Ethnicity

2001 Number

2001 %

2011 Number

2011 %

White

 

 

 

 

English/Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish/British

137,097

57.5%

96,253

34.5%

Irish

5,559

2.3%

3,900

1.4%

Gypsy or Irish Traveller

-

-

140

0.1%

Other White

8,931

3.7%

18,353

6.6%

Mixed/multiple ethnic groups

 

 

 

 

White and Black Caribbean

1,884

0.8%

3,204

1.1%

White and Black African

742

0.3%

1,692

0.6%

White and Asian

1,853

0.8%

3,251

1.2%

Other Mixed

1,352

0.6%

3,309

1.2%

Asian/Asian British

 

 

 

 

Indian

33,304

14.0%

45,660

16.4%

Pakistani

14,888

6.2%

31,051

11.1%

Bangladeshi

4,224

1.8%

16,011

5.7%

Chinese

1,962

0.8%

3,000

1.1%

Other Asian

7,207

3.0%

20,781

7.4%

Black/African/Caribbean/Black British

 

 

 

 

African

7,827

3.3%

12,357

4.4%

Caribbean

9,126

3.8%

9,064

3.2%

Other Black

1,159

0.5%

3,424

1.2%

Other ethnic group

 

 

 

 

Arab

-

-

1,551

0.6%

Any other ethnic group

1,520

0.6%

5,969

2.1%

All usual residents

238,635

 

278,970

 

Religion

This is a person’s current religion, however no determination was made about whether a person was a practicing member of a religion. This question was voluntary, and where no answer was provided the response was categorised as 'Not stated'.

Key findings

  • the number Christians residing in Redbridge ranked fourth lowest in England and Wales and below the London average of 48.4%
  • the number of Muslims residing in Redbridge has more than doubled since 2001 and ranked sixth highest in England and Wales
  • the proportion of Muslims in Redbridge was nearly double the London average of 12.4%
  • the number of Hindus residing in Redbridge has also grown significantly and ranked third highest in London and fourth highest in England and Wales
  • the number of Jewish people residing in Redbridge has declined over the last decade; however this is still proportionally higher than the London average of 1.8%
  • the number of people residing in Redbridge stating no religion increased from 2001 but was still low compared to the London average of 20.7%

 Religion

2001 Number

2001 %

2011 Number

2011 %

Christian

121,067

50.7%

102,755

36.8%

Buddhist

1,052

0.4%

1,840

0.7%

Hindu

18,661

7.8%

31,699

11.4%

Jewish

14,796

6.2%

10,213

3.7%

Muslim

28,487

11.9%

64,999

23.3%

Sikh

13,022

5.5%

17,377

6.2%

Other religion

1,038

0.4%

1,348

0.5%

No religion

22,952

9.6%

30,691

11.0%

Religion not stated

17,560

7.4%

18,048

6.5%

All usual residents

238,635

 

278,970

 

Information at ward and lower super output area level is available in this diversity briefing (PDF 3.9MB)

Household estimates

A household is defined as being occupied by at least 1 person. On 27 March 2011 Redbridge was estimated to have 99,105 households, a 7.4% increase between the 2011 and 2001 censuses.

Redbridge had a higher growth rate than our nearest neighbours average (6.3%), the East London neighbours average (7.3%) and the outer London average (5.9%). However our growth rate was lower than the London average (8.3%).

Nineteen wards in Redbridge recorded a higher number of households between the 2011 and 2001 censuses. Church End (21.3%) and Clementswood (20.2%) had the highest growth rates. Clayhall and Cranbrook had fewer households than in 2001.

Accommodation type

The percentage of Redbridge households living in terraced (including end-terrace) accommodation types decreased from 40.3% in 2001 to 34.7% in 2011 and was significantly higher than the London average of 23.2%.

The percentage of Redbridge households living in purpose-built flats or tenements increased from 19.0% to 23.9% and was significantly lower than the London average of 37.9%.

Household composition

Household composition refers to the usual residents in a household and their relationship to each other. Households may be a family or they may consist of one person living alone or unrelated adults sharing. A family is a couple (married, civil partners or cohabitating), with or without children, or a lone parent with at least one child.

Approximately one fifth (20.9%) of Redbridge households consisted of a married or same-sex civil partnership couple with dependent children - this was higher than the London average of 15.0%

Lone parent households in Redbridge with dependent children increased from 6,047 (6.6%) in 2001 to 8,217 (8.3%) and were slightly lower then the London average of 8.6%.

One person households accounted for approximately one quarter (25.5%) of Redbridge households - a reduction since 2001 when they accounted for nearly a third (29.0%).

Car or van availability

The average number of cars or vans per household was 1.1 in 2011, which was the same in 2001. The number of cars or vans per Redbridge household remained broadly the same:

Redbridge households

with cars or vans:

2001

2011

None

26.2%

27.9%

One

46.6%

45.0%

Two

21.8%

20.9%

Three

4.2%

4.8%

Four

1.1%

1.4%

Communal establishments

A communal establishment is an establishment providing managed residential accommodation such as hospital, care home, sheltered housing with shared kitchens and hotels. There were 1,647 people living in Redbridge in a communal establishment, a decrease since the 2001 figure of 2,464 people.

Tenure

Type of tenure refers to whether the household owned or rented their accommodation.

In Redbridge, ownership with a mortgage or loan decreased by more than nine percentage points from 44.5% in 2001 to 35.4% in 2011. This was a similar trend for London (as a region) where ownership with a mortgage or loan fell by seven percentage points from 34% to 27%.
Renting with private landlords or letting agency increased in Redbridge by the same margin of more than nine percentage points from 12.1% in 2001 to 21.6% in 2011. Again, this was a similar trend for London (as a region) where renting with private landlords or letting agency increased by ten percentage points from 14% to 24%.

Information at ward and lower super output area level is available in this housing and households briefing (PDF 1.8MB)

General health

On March 27 2011 a higher percentage of Redbridge residents considered themselves in very good health than for the country as a whole, although the figure was lower than for London as a region.
A lower percentage of Redbridge residents considered themselves in very bad health compared to both the country as a whole and London as a region.

Health

Redbridge

London

England & Wales

Very good

48.1%

50.5%

47.1%

Good

35.0%

33.3%

34.1%

Fair

12.0%

11.2%

13.2%

Bad

3.8%

3.7%

4.3%

Very bad

1.1%

1.2%

1.3%

Long-term activity-limiting illness

In the 2011 Census those reporting a long term health problem or disability (including those related to age) that limited their day-to-day activities and that had lasted, or was expected to last at least 12 months, were asked to assess whether their daily activities were limited a lot, a little or not at all by such a health problem.

Long-term health problem or disability

Redbridge

London

England & Wales

Day-to-day activities limited a lot

7.0%

6.7%

8.5%

Day-to-day activities limited a little

7.8%

7.4%

9.4%

Day-to-day activities not limited

85.2%

85.8%

82.1%

Provision of unpaid care

A person is a provider of unpaid care if they look after or give help or support to family members, friends, neighbours or others because of long-term physical or mental ill health or disability, or problems related to old age. This does not include any activities as part of paid employment.

The number of Redbridge residents providing some form of unpaid care increased between the 2011 and 2001 censuses. The proportion of Redbridge residents who provided no unpaid care was also lower than the London average of 91.6%.

Provision of unpaid care

2001 Number

2001 %

2011 Number

2011 %

Provides no unpaid care

214,787

90.0%

251,679

90.2%

Provides 1 to 19 hours unpaid care a week

16,312

6.8%

17,182

6.2%

Provides 20 to 49 hours unpaid care a week

2,831

1.2%

4,405

1.6%

Provides 50 or more hours unpaid care a week

4,705

2.0%

5,704

2.0%

Households where one person in the household has a long term health problem or disability

The percentage of Redbridge households with dependent children where one person had a long term health problem or disability (6.5%) was higher than the London average figure of 5%.

Information at ward and lower super output area level is available in this health briefing (PDF 2MB)

Economy activity

The proportion of Redbridge residents who considered themselves in full-time employment reduced by nearly five percentage points between the 2011 and 2001 censuses and was nearly four percentage points lower than the London figure of 39.8%.

Economically active

2001 Number

2001 %

2011 Number

2011 %

Employee: Part-time

16,486

9.6%

23,948

12.0%

Employee Full-time

69,394

40.5%

71,627

35.9%

Self-employed

16,372

9.6%

23,437

11.7%

Unemployed

6,236

3.6%

10,590

5.3%

Full-time student

4,805

2.8%

8,174

4.1%

Unemployment

  • the proportion of Redbridge residents who had never worked increased by 0.8 percentage points between the 2011 and 2001 censuses but was only slightly higher than the London figure
  • long-term unemployment was similar with Redbridge residents increasing by 0.9 percentage points but being only slightly higher than the London figure

Unemployed

Redbridge

London

England & Wales

Age 16 to 24

1.2%

1.2%

1.2%

Age 50 to 74

0.9%

0.9%

0.8%

Never worked

1.2%

1.1%

0.7%

Long-term

2.1%

2.0%

1.7%

Occupation

On 27th March 2011 approximately one fifth of Redbridge residents (22.9%) considered themselves as having a professional occupation. The second highest occupation was Administrative and secretarial (13.9%) followed by Associate professional and technical (13.3%).

Households where no adults were in employment

  • the total number of households in Redbridge where no adults were in employment decreased from 30,308 households in 2001 to 27,955 households in 2011
  • the percentage of Redbridge households with dependent children where no adults were in employment (5.9%) was slightly higher than the London average of 5.7%

Lone parent households with dependent children

The percentage of lone parents in Redbridge who were not in employment dropped by seven percentage points from 56.4% to 49.3% and was higher than the London average of 47.8%.

Information at ward and lower super output area level is available in this economy briefing (PDF 3.7MB) 

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