Census Data

Tower Hamlets: Country of birth

Location Type: Built Up Areas, ONS Geographic Code: E63004898

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Key Facts

All Residents 328,995
Male 165,139
Female 163,862
Households 129,481

The ONS doesn't publish census data directly for Built Up Areas. The figures on this page are aggregated from census areas contained within Tower Hamlets. They may not, therefore, be precisely accurate. Age-standardised statistics and population density are not available for aggregated datasets.

Table Codets004
Unit of MeasurePerson
Number of Response Options12

This dataset provides Census 2021 estimates that classify usual residents in England and Wales by their country of birth. The estimates are as at Census Day, 21 March 2021.


The country in which a person was born.

For people not born in one of in the four parts of the UK, there was an option to select "elsewhere".

People who selected "elsewhere" were asked to write in the current name for their country of birth.

More information at the ONS website

Country of birth: Total 329,015
Europe 228,558
Europe: United Kingdom 174,424
Europe: EU countries 46,442
Europe: EU countries: European Union EU14 32,802
Europe: EU countries: European Union EU8 7,934
Europe: EU countries: European Union EU2 4,499
Europe: EU countries: All other EU countries 1,207
Europe: Non-EU countries 7,692
Europe: Non-EU countries: All other non-EU countries 7,692
Africa 14,208
Middle East and Asia 70,232
The Americas and the Caribbean 12,256
Antarctica and Oceania (including Australasia) and Other 3,582
British Overseas 179

These values are calculated by adding up the values for census output areas contained within Tower Hamlets. They may, therefore, be slightly inaccurate due to administrative boundaries not precisely aligning with census boundaries.

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