Man walks past kosher store, Golders Green
Man walks past kosher store, Golders GreenReuters

Newly released figures from the 2021 census of England and Wales found that the median age of members of Jewish respondents was 41-years-old, and that there were around 8,000 more Jewish women than men.

The data also showed that “people who reported their religion as ‘Jewish’ were consistently distributed between around 25 and 65 years,” according to the UK Jewish News.

While the census data, released by the British Office for National Statistics (ONS), demonstrated that the medium age of Jews in England and Wales has remained constant since the last census in 2011, it also concluded that the age range of the Jewish community was “more evenly distributed than the overall population.”

According to the 2021 census, there were 271,327 Jews in England and Wales, representing 0.5 percent of the overall population, with the Greater London area accounting for 53.6 percent of the Jewish population (145,466).

This was an increase from 265,073 in 2011 and 259,927 in 2001.

In total, 139, 620 women reported being Jewish in England and Wales as compared to 131, 710 men.

Within the small Jewish population in Wales, the data found 970 women and 1075 men.

In London’s Jewish community, there were 75,135 women and 70,330 men.

The Institute for Jewish Policy Research noted that “census data are of particular value to community leaders and planners because they can provide a remarkably detailed and accurate view of the nation’s Jewish population and allow us both to monitor change over time and predict future trends.”