North East Demographics and LocalStats

    In the 2011 census the population of North East was 2,596,886 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

    The average age of people in North East is 40, while the median age is higher at 41.

    92.6% of people living in North East were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.8% Scotland, 0.4% India, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.3% Wales, 0.3% Pakistan, 0.3% China, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Bangladesh, 0.1% South Africa.

    97.2% of people living in North East speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.3% Polish, 0.3% All other Chinese, 0.2% Bengali, 0.2% Arabic, 0.2% Urdu, 0.1% Panjabi, 0.1% Persian/Farsi, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% French.

    The religious make up of North East is 67.5% Christian, 23.0% No religion, 1.8% Muslim, 0.3% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.2% Sikh, 0.2% Jewish.

    157,865 people did not state a religion. 6,749 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 180 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

    45.1% of people are married, 11.3% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 25.6% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.1% are separated or divorced. There are 145,737 widowed people living in North East.

    The top occupations listed by people in North East are Professional 15.2%, Elementary 12.2%, Skilled trades 11.9%, Administrative and secretarial 11.9%, Associate professional and technical 11.0%, Sales and customer service 10.4%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.2%, Elementary administration and service 10.1%, Administrative 9.4%, Process, plant and machine operatives 8.7%.

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