Derby Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Derby was 248,752 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Derby is 38, while the median age is lower at 36.

84.0% of people living in Derby were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.4% Pakistan, 2.2% India, 1.1% Scotland, 0.7% Ireland, 0.6% Wales, 0.5% Jamaica, 0.4% Zimbabwe, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Philippines.

90.5% of people living in Derby speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.8% Panjabi, 1.5% Urdu, 1.4% Polish, 0.4% Slovak, 0.4% Kurdish, 0.4% Latvian, 0.3% Arabic, 0.2% Pakistani Pahari, 0.2% Russian.

The religious make up of Derby is 52.7% Christian, 27.2% No religion, 7.6% Muslim, 3.6% Sikh, 0.9% Hindu, 0.3% Buddhist. 16,943 people did not state a religion. 779 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 39 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

43.6% of people are married, 11.8% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 27.0% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.8% are separated or divorced. There are 12,744 widowed people living in Derby.

The top occupations listed by people in Derby are Professional 16.4%, Elementary 13.3%, Associate professional and technical 11.2%, Elementary administration and service 11.2%, Skilled trades 10.9%, Administrative and secretarial 10.6%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.0%, Process, plant and machine operatives 9.7%, Sales and customer service 9.4%, Managers, directors and senior officials 8.6%.