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%.