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%.