Oldham Census Demographics United Kingdom
In the 2011 census the population of Oldham was 224,897 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.
The average age of people in Oldham is 37, while the median age is also 37.
86.8% of people living in Oldham were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 4.2% Pakistan, 3.1% Bangladesh, 0.7% Scotland, 0.5% Ireland, 0.4% Wales, 0.3% India, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.1% Zimbabwe, 0.1% China.
89.5% of people living in Oldham speak English. The other top languages spoken are 4.0% Bengali, 2.0% Urdu, 1.8% Panjabi, 0.4% Polish, 0.3% Pashto, 0.2% Gujarati, 0.1% South Asian Language, 0.1% Pakistani Pahari, 0.1% All other Chinese.
The religious make up of Oldham is 59.7% Christian, 17.7% Muslim, 15.8% No religion, 0.5% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist.
12,494 people did not state a religion. 496 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 59 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.
44.6% of people are married, 11.2% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 25.4% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.3% are separated or divorced. There are 11,377 widowed people living in Oldham.
The top occupations listed by people in Oldham are Elementary 13.2%, Skilled trades 13.1%, Professional 13.0%, Administrative and secretarial 11.7%, Elementary administration and service 11.2%, Associate professional and technical 10.5%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.3%, Process, plant and machine operatives 9.7%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.2%, Sales and customer service 9.2%.
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- Alexandra, Chadderton Central, Chadderton North, Chadderton South, Coldhurst, Crompton, Failsworth East, Failsworth West, Hollinwood, Medlock Vale, Royton North, Royton South, Saddleworth North, Saddleworth South, Saddleworth West and Lees, Shaw, St James, St Mary's, Waterhead, Werneth
- 2011 Census United Kingdom