Portsmouth Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Portsmouth was 205,056 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Portsmouth is 36, while the median age is lower at 34.

84.7% of people living in Portsmouth were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.7% Scotland, 1.0% Wales, 0.7% Bangladesh, 0.6% China, 0.5% India, 0.4% Ireland, 0.4% South Africa, 0.4% Nigeria, 0.4% Northern Ireland.

92.9% of people living in Portsmouth speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.0% Polish, 0.8% Bengali, 0.6% All other Chinese, 0.5% Arabic, 0.3% Kurdish, 0.3% French, 0.2% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.2% Greek, 0.2% Portuguese.

The religious make up of Portsmouth is 52.2% Christian, 34.2% No religion, 3.5% Muslim, 0.6% Hindu, 0.6% Buddhist, 0.2% Sikh, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Agnostic.

14,872 people did not state a religion. 1,195 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 40 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

36.3% of people are married, 12.8% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.1% live with a partner of the same sex, 32.7% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 10.1% are separated or divorced. There are 12,647 widowed people living in Portsmouth.

The top occupations listed by people in Portsmouth are Professional 15.8%, Elementary 13.0%, Associate professional and technical 12.7%, Skilled trades 11.6%, Elementary administration and service 11.3%, Administrative and secretarial 10.7%, Sales and customer service 10.5%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.6%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.2%, Administrative 8.5%.