Chelmsford Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Chelmsford was 168,310 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

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

90.1% of people living in Chelmsford were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.2% Scotland, 0.7% Ireland, 0.7% Wales, 0.7% India, 0.4% South Africa, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.3% Zimbabwe, 0.2% Nigeria, 0.2% Pakistan.

97.0% of people living in Chelmsford speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.4% Polish, 0.2% Bengali, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Urdu, 0.1% French, 0.1% Arabic, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% Italian, 0.1% German.

The religious make up of Chelmsford is 61.9% Christian, 27.6% No religion, 1.2% Muslim, 0.7% Hindu, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish, 0.1% Sikh, 0.1% Agnostic.

11,815 people did not state a religion. 632 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 12 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

51.0% of people are married, 11.4% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 22.6% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 7.8% are separated or divorced. There are 8,268 widowed people living in Chelmsford.

The top occupations listed by people in Chelmsford are Professional 19.0%, Associate professional and technical 15.0%, Administrative and secretarial 13.7%, Managers, directors and senior officials 12.2%, Skilled trades 10.3%, Administrative 10.0%, Elementary 8.9%, Corporate managers and directors 8.7%, Business and public service associate professionals 8.5%, Caring, leisure and other service 8.0%.