Bedford Census Demographics United Kingdom
In the 2011 census the population of Bedford was 157,479 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.
The average age of people in Bedford is 39, while the median age is also 39.
79.7% of people living in Bedford were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.3% India, 1.4% Scotland, 0.9% Bangladesh, 0.9% Pakistan, 0.8% Ireland, 0.8% Wales, 0.5% Northern Ireland, 0.4% Jamaica, 0.4% South Africa.
88.9% of people living in Bedford speak English. The other top languages spoken are 2.5% Polish, 1.6% Panjabi, 1.1% Bengali, 1.0% Italian, 0.6% Urdu, 0.4% Lithuanian, 0.2% All other Chinese, 0.2% Persian/Farsi, 0.2% French.
The religious make up of Bedford is 59.3% Christian, 23.2% No religion, 5.5% Muslim, 2.1% Sikh, 1.5% Hindu, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Agnostic.
10,352 people did not state a religion. 512 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 12 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.
48.4% of people are married, 10.2% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 24.2% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.9% are separated or divorced. There are 8,252 widowed people living in Bedford.
The top occupations listed by people in Bedford are Professional 18.1%, Elementary 12.4%, Associate professional and technical 12.3%, Administrative and secretarial 11.2%, Skilled trades 11.0%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.9%, Elementary administration and service 10.5%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.3%, Administrative 8.4%, Sales and customer service 7.9%.
Browse for Bedford Demographics by ward/suburb
- England LocalStats
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- Bedford Areas
- Brickhill, Bromham and Biddenham, Castle, Cauldwell, Clapham, De Parys, Eastcotts, Elstow, Goldington, Great Barford, Harpur, Harrold, Kempston Central and East, Kempston North, Kempston Rural, Kempston South, Kempston West, Kingsbrook, Newnham, Oakley, Putnoe, Queens Park, Riseley, Sharnbrook, Wilshamstead, Wootton, Wyboston
- 2011 Census United Kingdom