South Tyneside Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of South Tyneside was 148,127 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in South Tyneside is 41, while the median age is higher at 42.

95.1% of people living in South Tyneside were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.2% Scotland, 0.5% Bangladesh, 0.3% India, 0.2% Wales, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Pakistan, 0.1% Ireland, 0.1% Iran, 0.1% South Africa.

98.1% of people living in South Tyneside speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.5% Bengali, 0.2% Arabic, 0.1% Urdu, 0.1% Polish, 0.1% Panjabi, 0.1% Persian/Farsi.

The religious make up of South Tyneside is 70.3% Christian, 20.7% No religion, 1.9% Muslim, 0.3% Sikh, 0.2% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist. 8,616 people did not state a religion. 379 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 5 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

42.9% of people are married, 10.2% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.6% live with a partner of the same sex, 26.7% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 10.5% are separated or divorced. There are 9,741 widowed people living in South Tyneside.

The top occupations listed by people in South Tyneside are Professional 13.2%, Administrative and secretarial 13.1%, Skilled trades 12.6%, Elementary 11.7%, Associate professional and technical 11.0%, Sales and customer service 10.6%, Administrative 10.6%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.4%, Elementary administration and service 9.8%, Process, plant and machine operatives 9.5%.