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Merton Population

Here are the latest population statistics on Merton in the United Kingdom. The data is updated regularly per the latest population statistics releases.

Last update: January 17, 2024

215,300

Population

2.3%

Unqualified

4.3%

Unemployment

£33,899

Salary

£935,450

Property

Quick answer: Merton is a local authority in England. The population of Merton is 215,300. The population per square mile of Merton is 78,864. The average salary in Merton is £33,899 per year. The average property price in Merton is £935,450.


Books about Merton: Numerous fiction and non-fiction books have been produced about the rich history of Merton. Here is a link to some of the books about Merton.


Merton Demographics


The population of Merton is 215,300. The population per square mile of Merton is 78,864. The population has increased by 8,800 in the past year. The population has increased by 47,700 since 1981.


There are more females in Merton. They account for 51.3% of the population.


Merton Employment


80.9% of the people in Merton are in employment. There are more males in employment. The definition of employment is being employed or self-employed and aged 16 to 64.


The unemployment rate in Merton is 4.3%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Merton Student Population


The student population of Merton is 8,400. Students account for 35.7% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


92.7% of the people in Merton have an NVQ1 qualification. 89.6% have an NVQ2 qualification. 76.9% have an NVQ3 qualification. 67.2% have an NVQ4 qualification.


2.3% of the people in Merton have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Merton Economy


There are 11,155 businesses in Merton. 92.9% are micro businesses. 6.0% are small businesses. 0.9% are medium businesses. 0.2% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in Merton are wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles businesses.


Merton Salary


The average salary in Merton is £33,899 per year. Males earn 14.0% more.


Salaries in Merton are 1.54% more than the national average of £33,384.


Merton Property


The average property price in Merton is £935,450. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Merton: £1,764,389 for detached houses. £927,896 for semi-detached houses. £644,486 for terrace houses. £405,028 for flats.