Isle of Wight Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Isle of Wight was 138,265 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Isle of Wight is 44, while the median age is higher at 46.

92.2% of people living in Isle of Wight were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.2% Scotland, 1.1% Wales, 0.5% Ireland, 0.3% India, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.3% Philippines, 0.2% United States, 0.1% Australia.

98.2% of people living in Isle of Wight speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.3% Polish, 0.2% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% German, 0.1% French, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% Romanian, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Hungarian, 0.1% Portuguese.

The religious make up of Isle of Wight is 60.5% Christian, 28.9% No religion, 0.4% Muslim, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.2% Hindu, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Agnostic. 11,275 people did not state a religion. 766 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 17 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

48.2% of people are married, 11.5% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.6% live with a partner of the same sex, 20.3% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 10.0% are separated or divorced. There are 8,907 widowed people living in Isle of Wight.

The top occupations listed by people in Isle of Wight are Skilled trades 15.3%, Professional 14.6%, Caring, leisure and other service 12.1%, Elementary 11.7%, Managers, directors and senior officials 11.4%, Associate professional and technical 10.7%, Elementary administration and service 10.0%, Administrative and secretarial 9.6%, Caring personal service 9.3%, Sales and customer service 8.7%.