Rochdale Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Rochdale was 211,699 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Rochdale is 38, while the median age is also 38.

87.1% of people living in Rochdale were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 4.3% Pakistan, 0.9% Scotland, 0.9% Ireland, 0.8% Bangladesh, 0.5% India, 0.4% Wales, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Nigeria, 0.2% Zimbabwe.

91.7% of people living in Rochdale speak English. The other top languages spoken are 2.3% Urdu, 1.2% Panjabi, 1.0% Bengali, 0.9% Polish, 0.7% Pakistani Pahari, 0.3% South Asian Language, 0.2% Portuguese, 0.1% Kurdish, 0.1% All other Chinese.

The religious make up of Rochdale is 60.6% Christian, 18.6% No religion, 13.9% Muslim, 0.3% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.1% Jewish. 12,311 people did not state a religion. 532 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 51 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

42.9% of people are married, 12.0% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 26.4% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.9% are separated or divorced. There are 11,739 widowed people living in Rochdale.

The top occupations listed by people in Rochdale are Professional 13.7%, Elementary 12.7%, Skilled trades 11.9%, Administrative and secretarial 11.8%, Caring, leisure and other service 11.1%, Elementary administration and service 10.7%, Associate professional and technical 10.3%, Process, plant and machine operatives 10.0%, Sales and customer service 9.3%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.1%.