Sunderland Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Sunderland was 275,506 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Sunderland is 40, while the median age is higher at 41.

94.4% of people living in Sunderland were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.0% Scotland, 0.4% India, 0.3% China, 0.3% Bangladesh, 0.2% Wales, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Philippines, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Nigeria.

97.5% of people living in Sunderland speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.5% Bengali, 0.3% All other Chinese, 0.3% Polish, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% Greek, 0.1% Panjabi, 0.1% Malayalam, 0.1% Urdu, 0.1% Arabic.

The religious make up of Sunderland is 70.3% Christian, 21.6% No religion, 1.3% Muslim, 0.3% Sikh, 0.2% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist. 15,298 people did not state a religion. 570 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 19 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

44.6% of people are married, 11.1% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.6% live with a partner of the same sex, 26.6% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.9% are separated or divorced. There are 15,337 widowed people living in Sunderland.

The top occupations listed by people in Sunderland are Elementary 13.3%, Administrative and secretarial 12.7%, Sales and customer service 12.3%, Professional 12.2%, Skilled trades 12.1%, Elementary administration and service 11.1%, Administrative 10.4%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.0%, Associate professional and technical 9.9%, Process, plant and machine operatives 9.9%.