Leicester Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Leicester was 329,839 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Leicester is 35, while the median age is lower at 31.

65.0% of people living in Leicester were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 11.3% India, 2.2% Kenya, 1.1% Pakistan, 1.0% Zimbabwe, 1.0% Somalia, 0.7% China, 0.7% Scotland, 0.6% Ireland, 0.5% Bangladesh.

72.5% of people living in Leicester speak English. The other top languages spoken are 11.5% Gujarati, 2.4% Panjabi, 2.0% Polish, 1.1% Urdu, 1.1% Somali, 1.0% South Asian Language, 0.8% Arabic, 0.7% All other Chinese, 0.6% Bengali.

The religious make up of Leicester is 32.4% Christian, 22.5% No religion, 18.6% Muslim, 15.2% Hindu, 4.4% Sikh, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Agnostic. 18,345 people did not state a religion. 778 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 36 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

40.3% of people are married, 9.2% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 33.1% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.1% are separated or divorced. There are 14,618 widowed people living in Leicester.

The top occupations listed by people in Leicester are Elementary 17.0%, Professional 14.3%, Elementary administration and service 13.7%, Process, plant and machine operatives 12.7%, Sales and customer service 10.8%, Administrative and secretarial 10.1%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.7%, Associate professional and technical 9.3%, Skilled trades 9.2%, Process, plant and machine operatives 8.6%.