The local population is now mainly Asian. It used to be a thriving white working class area, but successive immigration has transformed it. Though there are still pockets of elderly white working class - English and Irish. Newham also has a large number of ethnic minority residents and, more recently from the EU, residents from Eastern Europe.
Manor Park's Itchycoo Park (officially Little Ilford Park) was made famous in a song by the Small Faces, whose lead singer Steve Marriott lived in the area. Manor Park also has an amateur football team called A.C. Manor Park playing in the AFL. Manor Park is a common place-name: there is an area in Hither Green, South London called Manor Park, and there are numerous London parks called Manor Park.