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%.
Browse for Leicester Demographics by ward/suburb
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- Leicester Areas
- Abbey, Aylestone, Beaumont Leys, Belgrave, Braunstone Park and Rowley Fields, Castle, Charnwood, Coleman, Evington, Eyres Monsell, Fosse, Freemen, Humberstone and Hamilton, Knighton, Latimer, New Parks, Rushey Mead, Spinney Hills, Stoneygate, Thurncourt, Westcotes, Western Park
- 2011 Census United Kingdom