Cheshire East Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Cheshire East was 370,127 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Cheshire East is 42, while the median age is higher at 43.

90.8% of people living in Cheshire East were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.7% Scotland, 1.6% Wales, 0.5% Ireland, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.4% India, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% United States, 0.1% Philippines, 0.1% Australia.

97.4% of people living in Cheshire East speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.0% Polish, 0.1% Slovak, 0.1% German, 0.1% French, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% Bengali.

The religious make up of Cheshire East is 68.9% Christian, 22.3% No religion, 0.7% Muslim, 0.4% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish, 0.1% Sikh. 24,641 people did not state a religion. 1,033 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 38 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

51.6% of people are married, 10.9% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 20.7% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.3% are separated or divorced. There are 19,571 widowed people living in Cheshire East.

The top occupations listed by people in Cheshire East are Professional 19.6%, Managers, directors and senior officials 13.6%, Associate professional and technical 13.0%, Administrative and secretarial 10.4%, Skilled trades 10.3%, Elementary 10.1%, Corporate managers and directors 9.2%, Caring, leisure and other service 8.9%, Elementary administration and service 8.5%, Sales and customer service 7.5%.