Preston Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Preston was 140,202 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Preston is 37, while the median age is lower at 35.

83.7% of people living in Preston were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 3.7% India, 1.6% Scotland, 1.3% Pakistan, 0.7% Northern Ireland, 0.6% Ireland, 0.6% Wales, 0.6% China, 0.3% Kenya, 0.2% South Africa.

89.8% of people living in Preston speak English. The other top languages spoken are 3.2% Gujarati, 1.8% Polish, 0.8% Urdu, 0.7% Panjabi, 0.6% All other Chinese, 0.4% Arabic, 0.2% Malayalam, 0.2% Hungarian, 0.1% Bengali.

The religious make up of Preston is 61.0% Christian, 17.9% No religion, 11.2% Muslim, 2.4% Hindu, 0.7% Sikh, 0.3% Buddhist.

8,020 people did not state a religion. 414 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 37 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

41.4% of people are married, 11.0% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 30.2% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.9% are separated or divorced. There are 7,386 widowed people living in Preston.

The top occupations listed by people in Preston are Professional 16.2%, Elementary 13.8%, Administrative and secretarial 11.8%, Elementary administration and service 11.7%, Sales and customer service 11.1%, Associate professional and technical 10.7%, Skilled trades 10.5%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.7%, Administrative 9.4%, Sales 8.9%.