Census 2021 data shows women outnumber men in south east London 

Women and girls have outnumbered men and boys in all but 13 local authority areas in England and Wales, according to new Census data. 

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures show a record of 59.6 million people currently living in England and Wales.  

This means there has been an increase of more than 3.5 million in the population compared with the last Census data in 2011. 

Women have now outnumbered men in almost every part of the country, with just 13 council areas left where there are more men than women. 

There are 30,420,100 women (51 per cent of the overall population) and 29,177,200 men (49 per cent) in England and Wales. 

The report shows the highest number of women and girls are in Bromley with a total of 171,700.  

So, what are the figures like across south east London?  


In Bexley, there are 128,000 women compared to 118,500 men. 

This is a 9,500 difference.  


In Lewisham, there are 157,800 women and 142,700 men.  

This is a 15,100 difference.  


In Bromley, there are 171,700 women and 158,200 men.  

This is a 13,500 difference.  


In Greenwich, there are 148,600 women and 140,700 men.  

This is a 7,900 difference.  

This shows there is a total of 606,100 women across the mentioned south east London areas. 

Elsewhere across the UK, Luton, Cambridge, and West Suffolk are the only other local authority areas where men outnumber women.  

The local authorities with the highest percentage of women are all in London – with Kensington and Chelsea (53.3 per cent) ahead of Hammersmith (53.1 per cent) and Camden (52.6 per cent). 

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