Braintree Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Braintree was 147,084 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Braintree is 40, while the median age is higher at 41.

92.0% of people living in Braintree were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.2% Scotland, 0.6% Ireland, 0.6% Wales, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.3% India, 0.2% Philippines, 0.2% United States, 0.1% Australia.

97.5% of people living in Braintree speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.9% Polish, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% Portuguese, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% French, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Bengali, 0.1% Lithuanian, 0.1% Hungarian.

The religious make up of Braintree is 61.3% Christian, 29.5% No religion, 0.5% Muslim, 0.3% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Sikh. 10,499 people did not state a religion. 565 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 16 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

51.1% of people are married, 12.3% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.6% live with a partner of the same sex, 20.5% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.6% are separated or divorced. There are 7,700 widowed people living in Braintree.

The top occupations listed by people in Braintree are Skilled trades 13.6%, Professional 13.5%, Associate professional and technical 13.2%, Administrative and secretarial 12.3%, Managers, directors and senior officials 12.1%, Elementary 10.2%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.9%, Administrative 9.0%, Elementary administration and service 8.4%, Corporate managers and directors 8.3%.