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%.
Browse for Medway Demographics by ward/suburb
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- Medway Areas
- Chatham Central, Cuxton and Halling, Gillingham North, Gillingham South, Hempstead and Wigmore, Lordswood and Capstone, Luton and Wayfield, Peninsula, Princes Park, Rainham Central, Rainham North, Rainham South, River, Rochester East, Rochester South and Horsted, Rochester West, Strood North, Strood Rural, Strood South, Twydall, Walderslade, Watling
- 2011 Census United Kingdom