Basildon Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Basildon was 174,497 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Basildon is 39, while the median age is also 39.

91.1% of people living in Basildon were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 0.9% Scotland, 0.8% India, 0.7% Ireland, 0.6% Wales, 0.5% Nigeria, 0.4% Zimbabwe, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% South Africa, 0.2% Northern Ireland.

97.2% of people living in Basildon speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.3% Polish, 0.2% Malayalam, 0.2% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% Turkish, 0.1% French, 0.1% Shona, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Bengali, 0.1% Lithuanian.

The religious make up of Basildon is 60.3% Christian, 29.9% No religion, 0.9% Muslim, 0.7% Hindu, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish, 0.1% Sikh.

11,875 people did not state a religion. 600 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 10 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

47.1% of people are married, 11.6% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.6% live with a partner of the same sex, 23.7% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.5% are separated or divorced. There are 9,836 widowed people living in Basildon.

The top occupations listed by people in Basildon are Administrative and secretarial 15.0%, Professional 13.7%, Associate professional and technical 12.4%, Skilled trades 12.1%, Elementary 11.2%, Administrative 10.9%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.2%, Elementary administration and service 9.8%, Caring, leisure and other service 8.8%, Sales and customer service 8.4%.