Southend-on-Sea Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Southend-on-Sea was 173,658 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Southend-on-Sea is 40, while the median age is also 40.

88.1% of people living in Southend-on-Sea were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.1% Scotland, 0.8% Zimbabwe, 0.7% Ireland, 0.6% India, 0.6% Wales, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.3% Pakistan, 0.3% South Africa.

94.9% of people living in Southend-on-Sea speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.9% Polish, 0.3% Bengali, 0.2% Shona, 0.2% Czech, 0.2% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.2% All other Chinese, 0.2% Portuguese, 0.2% Urdu, 0.1% French.

The religious make up of Southend-on-Sea is 55.7% Christian, 31.0% No religion, 1.9% Muslim, 1.2% Jewish, 0.7% Hindu, 0.5% Buddhist, 0.1% Sikh, 0.1% Agnostic.

13,545 people did not state a religion. 840 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 25 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

42.8% of people are married, 13.0% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.1% live with a partner of the same sex, 25.0% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 10.2% are separated or divorced. There are 10,879 widowed people living in Southend-on-Sea.

The top occupations listed by people in Southend-on-Sea are Professional 16.1%, Administrative and secretarial 14.5%, Associate professional and technical 13.3%, Skilled trades 11.2%, Administrative 10.9%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.7%, Elementary 10.0%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.5%, Elementary administration and service 8.8%, Sales and customer service 8.3%.