Newcastle upon Tyne Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Newcastle upon Tyne was 280,177 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Newcastle upon Tyne is 37, while the median age is lower at 33.

83.2% of people living in Newcastle upon Tyne were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.0% Scotland, 1.2% India, 1.2% China, 1.0% Northern Ireland, 0.9% Pakistan, 0.8% Bangladesh, 0.4% Nigeria, 0.4% Iran, 0.4% North Africa.

90.5% of people living in Newcastle upon Tyne speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.2% All other Chinese, 0.9% Bengali, 0.9% Arabic, 0.5% Urdu, 0.5% Polish, 0.4% Persian/Farsi, 0.4% Panjabi, 0.3% French, 0.3% Cantonese Chinese.

The religious make up of Newcastle upon Tyne is 56.4% Christian, 27.8% No religion, 6.3% Muslim, 1.1% Hindu, 0.6% Buddhist, 0.4% Sikh, 0.2% Jewish, 0.1% Agnostic. 17,639 people did not state a religion. 1,065 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 28 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

35.8% of people are married, 10.6% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.9% live with a partner of the same sex, 36.8% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.5% are separated or divorced. There are 14,168 widowed people living in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The top occupations listed by people in Newcastle upon Tyne are Professional 20.4%, Elementary 13.4%, Elementary administration and service 12.2%, Sales and customer service 11.4%, Administrative and secretarial 11.3%, Associate professional and technical 10.8%, Skilled trades 9.4%, Administrative 9.0%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.0%, Sales 8.7%.