New Forest Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of New Forest was 176,462 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in New Forest is 45, while the median age is higher at 47.

90.6% of people living in New Forest were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.6% Scotland, 1.4% Wales, 0.4% South Africa, 0.4% Ireland, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.3% India, 0.2% Zimbabwe, 0.2% United States, 0.2% Philippines.

98.3% of people living in New Forest speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.3% Polish, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% French, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% German, 0.1% Malayalam, 0.1% All other Chinese.

The religious make up of New Forest is 65.2% Christian, 25.1% No religion, 0.3% Muslim, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Hindu, 0.1% Agnostic. 13,726 people did not state a religion. 737 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 16 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

54.0% of people are married, 9.9% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.6% live with a partner of the same sex, 18.3% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.4% are separated or divorced. There are 9,650 widowed people living in New Forest.

The top occupations listed by people in New Forest are Professional 16.0%, Skilled trades 13.8%, Associate professional and technical 12.3%, Managers, directors and senior officials 12.3%, Administrative and secretarial 11.8%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.5%, Elementary 9.9%, Elementary administration and service 8.5%, Administrative 8.3%, Caring personal service 7.9%.