Medway Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Medway was 263,925 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Medway is 38, while the median age is lower at 37.

87.6% of people living in Medway were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.4% India, 1.1% Scotland, 0.7% Ireland, 0.6% Wales, 0.6% Nigeria, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% Bangladesh, 0.3% Pakistan.

94.8% of people living in Medway speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.6% Polish, 0.6% Panjabi, 0.3% Slovak, 0.3% Bengali, 0.2% Lithuanian, 0.2% Russian, 0.2% Turkish, 0.2% Urdu, 0.1% Gujarati.

The religious make up of Medway is 57.8% Christian, 29.4% No religion, 2.0% Muslim, 1.5% Sikh, 1.0% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.1% Jewish.

17,985 people did not state a religion. 1,068 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 27 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

45.6% of people are married, 12.5% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 25.0% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.3% are separated or divorced. There are 14,030 widowed people living in Medway.

The top occupations listed by people in Medway are Skilled trades 13.1%, Professional 12.9%, Administrative and secretarial 12.8%, Elementary 12.3%, Associate professional and technical 12.0%, Elementary administration and service 10.3%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.6%, Administrative 9.4%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.4%, Sales and customer service 9.2%.