Authority → Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest Population

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

Last update: January 17, 2024

278,100

Population

3.6%

Unqualified

6.4%

Unemployment

£33,691

Salary

£696,224

Property

Quick answer: Waltham Forest is a local authority in England. The population of Waltham Forest is 278,100. The population per square mile of Waltham Forest is 18,552. The average salary in Waltham Forest is £33,691 per year. The average property price in Waltham Forest is £696,224.


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Waltham Forest Demographics


The population of Waltham Forest is 278,100. The population per square mile of Waltham Forest is 18,552. The population has increased by 1,200 in the past year. The population has increased by 60,900 since 1981.


There are more females in Waltham Forest. They account for 51.0% of the population.


Waltham Forest Employment


74.3% of the people in Waltham Forest are in employment. There are more females in employment. The definition of employment is being employed or self-employed and aged 16 to 64.


The unemployment rate in Waltham Forest is 6.4%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Waltham Forest Student Population


The student population of Waltham Forest is 17,900. Students account for 46.4% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


89.7% of the people in Waltham Forest have an NVQ1 qualification. 83.9% have an NVQ2 qualification. 71.5% have an NVQ3 qualification. 60.2% have an NVQ4 qualification.


3.6% of the people in Waltham Forest have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Waltham Forest Economy


There are 12,230 businesses in Waltham Forest. 94.3% are micro businesses. 5.1% are small businesses. 0.5% are medium businesses. 0.1% are large businesses.


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


Waltham Forest Salary


The average salary in Waltham Forest is £33,691 per year. Males earn 19.9% more.


Salaries in Waltham Forest are 0.92% more than the national average of £33,384.


Waltham Forest Property


The average property price in Waltham Forest is £696,224. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Waltham Forest: £969,182 for detached houses. £821,506 for semi-detached houses. £603,920 for terrace houses. £390,288 for flats.