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%.