Blackburn with Darwen Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Blackburn with Darwen was 147,489 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Blackburn with Darwen is 36, while the median age is lower at 35.

82.8% of people living in Blackburn with Darwen were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 4.4% Pakistan, 4.2% India, 1.6% Scotland, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.4% Ireland, 0.4% Wales, 0.3% Bangladesh, 0.2% Kenya, 0.2% South Africa.

86.6% of people living in Blackburn with Darwen speak English. The other top languages spoken are 4.5% Gujarati, 2.8% Panjabi, 2.1% Urdu, 1.0% Polish, 0.4% Bengali, 0.3% South Asian Language, 0.3% Arabic, 0.2% Kurdish, 0.2% Persian/Farsi.

The religious make up of Blackburn with Darwen is 52.6% Christian, 27.0% Muslim, 13.6% No religion, 0.4% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.1% Sikh. 8,309 people did not state a religion. 243 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 14 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

45.8% of people are married, 10.4% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 26.0% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.3% are separated or divorced. There are 7,516 widowed people living in Blackburn with Darwen.

The top occupations listed by people in Blackburn with Darwen are Professional 14.0%, Skilled trades 11.9%, Elementary 11.8%, Caring, leisure and other service 11.3%, Process, plant and machine operatives 11.2%, Administrative and secretarial 11.1%, Sales and customer service 9.9%, Associate professional and technical 9.4%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.4%, Elementary administration and service 9.3%.