Manchester Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Manchester was 503,127 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Manchester is 33, while the median age is lower at 29.

71.6% of people living in Manchester were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 4.1% Pakistan, 1.7% Ireland, 1.3% China, 1.3% Scotland, 1.3% Nigeria, 1.3% India, 0.9% Wales, 0.9% Northern Ireland, 0.7% Somalia.

83.4% of people living in Manchester speak English. The other top languages spoken are 2.7% Urdu, 1.5% Arabic, 1.3% Polish, 1.2% All other Chinese, 1.0% Panjabi, 0.6% Bengali, 0.6% Somali, 0.6% Persian/Farsi, 0.5% French.

The religious make up of Manchester is 48.7% Christian, 24.7% No religion, 15.8% Muslim, 1.1% Hindu, 0.8% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.5% Sikh, 0.1% Atheist.

34,774 people did not state a religion. 1,946 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 150 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

28.2% of people are married, 11.9% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.6% live with a partner of the same sex, 42.2% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.9% are separated or divorced. There are 23,152 widowed people living in Manchester.

The top occupations listed by people in Manchester are Professional 20.0%, Elementary 14.8%, Elementary administration and service 13.6%, Associate professional and technical 12.4%, Sales and customer service 11.3%, Administrative and secretarial 10.4%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.8%, Sales 8.6%, Administrative 8.0%, Skilled trades 7.5%.