Central Bedfordshire Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Central Bedfordshire was 254,381 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Central Bedfordshire is 40, while the median age is also 40.

89.0% of people living in Central Bedfordshire were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.7% Scotland, 1.0% Wales, 1.0% Ireland, 0.5% India, 0.4% South Africa, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.3% Zimbabwe, 0.2% United States, 0.2% Nigeria.

97.0% of people living in Central Bedfordshire speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.6% Polish, 0.2% Italian, 0.2% All other Chinese, 0.2% French, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% Gujarati, 0.1% Panjabi, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% Tamil.

The religious make up of Central Bedfordshire is 62.2% Christian, 28.0% No religion, 0.8% Muslim, 0.7% Hindu, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.3% Sikh, 0.2% Jewish.

17,285 people did not state a religion. 932 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 41 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

51.8% of people are married, 12.0% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.6% live with a partner of the same sex, 20.7% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.1% are separated or divorced. There are 12,173 widowed people living in Central Bedfordshire.

The top occupations listed by people in Central Bedfordshire are Professional 16.8%, Associate professional and technical 14.1%, Managers, directors and senior officials 12.6%, Skilled trades 12.6%, Administrative and secretarial 12.3%, Administrative 9.1%, Elementary 9.0%, Corporate managers and directors 8.9%, Caring, leisure and other service 8.7%, Elementary administration and service 7.8%.