Colchester Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Colchester was 173,074 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Colchester is 39, while the median age is lower at 38.

86.0% of people living in Colchester were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.6% Scotland, 0.7% Wales, 0.5% India, 0.5% Northern Ireland, 0.5% Ireland, 0.5% China, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% Hong Kong .

94.2% of people living in Colchester speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.7% Polish, 0.5% All other Chinese, 0.5% Arabic, 0.3% Nepalese, 0.2% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.2% Greek, 0.2% Lithuanian, 0.2% Romanian, 0.2% French.

The religious make up of Colchester is 57.7% Christian, 30.8% No religion, 1.6% Muslim, 0.7% Hindu, 0.6% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish, 0.1% Sikh, 0.1% Agnostic.

12,588 people did not state a religion. 723 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 40 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

47.6% of people are married, 11.8% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% 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 9,478 widowed people living in Colchester.

The top occupations listed by people in Colchester are Professional 17.5%, Associate professional and technical 14.5%, Administrative and secretarial 11.4%, Managers, directors and senior officials 11.2%, Skilled trades 11.1%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.3%, Elementary 9.7%, Sales and customer service 8.5%, Elementary administration and service 8.4%, Administrative 8.3%.