Breckland Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Breckland was 130,491 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Breckland is 43, while the median age is higher at 44.

89.0% of people living in Breckland were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.3% Scotland, 1.0% United States, 0.7% Wales, 0.4% Ireland, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.3% South Africa, 0.2% India, 0.2% South America, 0.1% Philippines.

95.1% of people living in Breckland speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.6% Polish, 1.3% Portuguese, 0.6% Lithuanian, 0.2% Latvian, 0.1% Russian, 0.1% Malayalam, 0.1% German, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino.

The religious make up of Breckland is 63.8% Christian, 27.2% No religion, 0.3% Muslim, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Hindu, 0.1% Agnostic. 9,630 people did not state a religion. 362 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 8 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

52.4% of people are married, 12.7% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 18.1% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.1% are separated or divorced. There are 6,546 widowed people living in Breckland.

The top occupations listed by people in Breckland are Skilled trades 15.0%, Elementary 13.7%, Associate professional and technical 10.9%, Professional 10.8%, Process, plant and machine operatives 10.8%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.6%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.4%, Administrative and secretarial 10.2%, Elementary administration and service 9.8%, Caring personal service 8.3%.