Bolton Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Bolton was 276,786 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Bolton is 38, while the median age is also 38.

87.0% of people living in Bolton were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.8% India, 1.8% Pakistan, 0.9% Scotland, 0.5% Ireland, 0.5% Wales, 0.3% Kenya, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Iran, 0.2% Nigeria.

91.5% of people living in Bolton speak English. The other top languages spoken are 3.0% Gujarati, 1.2% Urdu, 0.6% Panjabi, 0.6% Polish, 0.2% Kurdish, 0.2% Persian/Farsi, 0.2% Arabic, 0.2% Somali, 0.2% All other Chinese.

The religious make up of Bolton is 62.7% Christian, 16.8% No religion, 11.7% Muslim, 2.2% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.1% Jewish. 15,651 people did not state a religion. 698 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 92 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

45.2% of people are married, 11.3% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 25.3% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.5% are separated or divorced. There are 15,566 widowed people living in Bolton.

The top occupations listed by people in Bolton are Professional 14.9%, Administrative and secretarial 11.8%, Elementary 11.6%, Associate professional and technical 11.5%, Skilled trades 11.5%, Sales and customer service 10.5%, Elementary administration and service 9.9%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.7%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.7%, Administrative 9.1%.