Wirral Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Wirral was 319,783 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in Wirral is 41, while the median age is higher at 42.

92.9% of people living in Wirral were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.5% Wales, 1.1% Scotland, 0.6% Ireland, 0.5% Northern Ireland, 0.3% India, 0.2% China, 0.1% South Africa, 0.1% Hong Kong , 0.1% Bangladesh.

98.4% of people living in Wirral speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.3% Polish, 0.2% Bengali, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Cantonese Chinese, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% German, 0.1% Tamil, 0.1% Malayalam.

The religious make up of Wirral is 70.4% Christian, 20.9% No religion, 0.6% Muslim, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.2% Hindu, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Sikh. 21,640 people did not state a religion. 909 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 24 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

44.0% of people are married, 9.9% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 26.6% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 10.3% are separated or divorced. There are 20,865 widowed people living in Wirral.

The top occupations listed by people in Wirral are Professional 17.7%, Administrative and secretarial 12.9%, Associate professional and technical 12.0%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.9%, Skilled trades 10.9%, Elementary 10.1%, Administrative 9.9%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.3%, Elementary administration and service 8.7%, Sales and customer service 8.6%.