Ashford Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Ashford was 117,956 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Ashford is 40, while the median age is also 40.

88.5% of people living in Ashford were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.2% Scotland, 0.7% Wales, 0.6% India, 0.5% Ireland, 0.4% South Africa, 0.3% Hong Kong , 0.3% Zimbabwe, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.2% United States.

95.1% of people living in Ashford speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.4% Nepalese, 0.9% Polish, 0.3% French, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Malayalam, 0.1% Tamil, 0.1% Bengali, 0.1% Lithuanian, 0.1% Shona.

The religious make up of Ashford is 62.9% Christian, 25.8% No religion, 1.1% Hindu, 0.9% Muslim, 0.7% Buddhist, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Sikh. 8,972 people did not state a religion. 418 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 9 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

50.8% of people are married, 12.6% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 20.3% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.3% are separated or divorced. There are 5,711 widowed people living in Ashford.

The top occupations listed by people in Ashford are Professional 15.7%, Skilled trades 13.2%, Managers, directors and senior officials 12.2%, Associate professional and technical 11.6%, Administrative and secretarial 10.9%, Elementary 10.9%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.2%, Sales and customer service 9.0%, Elementary administration and service 8.5%, Corporate managers and directors 8.1%.