County Durham Census Demographics United Kingdom
In the 2011 census the population of County Durham was 513,242 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.
The average age of people in County Durham is 41, while the median age is higher at 42.
94.7% of people living in County Durham were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.4% Scotland, 0.4% Wales, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% India, 0.1% China, 0.1% United States, 0.1% South Africa, 0.1% Hong Kong .
98.5% of people living in County Durham speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.3% Polish, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Arabic, 0.1% German, 0.1% French.
The religious make up of County Durham is 72.0% Christian, 20.5% No religion, 0.4% Muslim, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.1% Sikh, 0.1% Hindu.
30,362 people did not state a religion. 1,248 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 34 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.
47.3% of people are married, 11.2% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 23.6% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.1% are separated or divorced. There are 29,133 widowed people living in County Durham.
The top occupations listed by people in County Durham are Professional 14.5%, Skilled trades 12.6%, Elementary 12.3%, Administrative and secretarial 11.3%, Associate professional and technical 10.7%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.3%, Process, plant and machine operatives 10.2%, Elementary administration and service 9.4%, Sales and customer service 9.2%, Administrative 8.9%.
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- County Durham Areas
- Annfield Plain, Aycliffe East, Aycliffe North, Aycliffe West, Barnard Castle East, Barnard Castle West, Belmont, Benfieldside, Bishop Auckland Town, Blackhalls, Brandon, Burnopfield and Dipton, Chester-le-Street North and East, Chester-le-Street South, Chester-le-Street West Central, Chilton, Consett North, Coundon, Coxhoe, Craghead and South Moor, Crook North and Tow Law, Crook South, Dawdon, Deerness Valley, Delves Lane and Consett South, Deneside, Durham South, Easington, Elvet, Esh, Evenwood, Ferryhill, Framwellgate Moor, Gilesgate, Horden, Lanchester, Leadgate and Medomsley, Lumley, Murton, Neville's Cross, Newton Hall, Ouston and Urpeth, Pelton, Peterlee East, Peterlee West, Sacriston, Seaham, Sedgefield, Sherburn, Shildon East, Shildon West, Shotton, Spennymoor and Middlestone, Stanley, Tanfield, Thornley, Trimdon, Tudhoe, Weardale, West Auckland, Willington, Wingate, Woodhouse Close
- 2011 Census United Kingdom