Gateshead Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Gateshead was 200,214 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Gateshead is 40, while the median age is also 40.

93.1% of people living in Gateshead were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.4% Scotland, 0.3% India, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.3% Wales, 0.2% China, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Iran, 0.2% South Africa, 0.1% Pakistan.

97.1% of people living in Gateshead speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.6% Polish, 0.2% All other Chinese, 0.2% Kurdish, 0.2% Persian/Farsi, 0.1% Arabic, 0.1% French, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% Cantonese Chinese, 0.1% Urdu.

The religious make up of Gateshead is 67.0% Christian, 23.5% No religion, 1.5% Jewish, 1.0% Muslim, 0.2% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.2% Sikh.

11,476 people did not state a religion. 480 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 10 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

43.7% of people are married, 12.4% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.1% live with a partner of the same sex, 25.5% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.2% are separated or divorced. There are 11,270 widowed people living in Gateshead.

The top occupations listed by people in Gateshead are Professional 15.2%, Administrative and secretarial 13.0%, Elementary 11.8%, Skilled trades 11.4%, Associate professional and technical 11.4%, Sales and customer service 11.1%, Administrative 10.5%, Elementary administration and service 10.1%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.4%, Sales 8.6%.