Purley Demographics (Croydon, England)

Purley is a ward in Croydon of London, England and includes areas of Peaks Hill, Russell Hill, Woodcote Green, The Broadway, The Beeches, Sanderstead, Monkshill, Ashen Vale, Crossway Parade, Selsdon Parade, Redsands Works, Station Approach, Station Parade, Selsdon Goods Yard, Ruskin Parade, Old Selsdon Goods Yard and Pavilion.

In the 2011 census the population of Purley was 14,607 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Purley is 39, while the median age is lower at 38.

74.6% of people living in Purley were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.5% India, 1.3% Ireland, 1.2% Scotland, 1.2% Sri Lanka, 1.0% Kenya, 1.0% Pakistan, 1.0% Jamaica, 0.7% Wales, 0.7% South America.

90.3% of people living in Purley speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.0% Gujarati, 0.7% Polish, 0.7% Tamil, 0.7% French, 0.6% Urdu, 0.3% Japanese, 0.3% Spanish, 0.3% Turkish, 0.3% Tagalog/Filipino.

The religious make up of Purley is 57.3% Christian, 20.6% No religion, 6.1% Hindu, 5.8% Muslim, 1.0% Buddhist, 0.6% Sikh, 0.2% Jewish. 1,090 people did not state a religion. 35 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

48.5% of people are married, 9.8% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.1% live with a partner of the same sex, 26.9% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 6.9% are separated or divorced. There are 578 widowed people living in Purley.

The top occupations listed by people in Purley are Professional 25.2%, Associate professional and technical 17.3%, Administrative and secretarial 14.4%, Managers, directors and senior officials 14.2%, Business and public service associate professionals 11.0%, Administrative 10.7%, Corporate managers and directors 9.9%, Business, media and public service professionals 9.8%, Skilled trades 7.3%, Caring, leisure and other service 7.2%.

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