Reading Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Reading was 155,698 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Reading is 35, while the median age is lower at 33.

72.1% of people living in Reading were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 3.0% India, 2.0% Pakistan, 1.3% Wales, 1.3% Scotland, 1.1% Ireland, 0.5% Zimbabwe, 0.5% South Africa, 0.5% Ghana, 0.5% Hong Kong .

85.5% of people living in Reading speak English. The other top languages spoken are 2.5% Polish, 1.6% Nepalese, 1.2% Urdu, 0.6% Panjabi, 0.4% Portuguese, 0.4% French, 0.4% All other Chinese, 0.4% Arabic, 0.4% Spanish.

The religious make up of Reading is 50.0% Christian, 28.8% No religion, 7.1% Muslim, 3.6% Hindu, 1.2% Buddhist, 0.6% Sikh, 0.2% Jewish, 0.1% Agnostic.

11,372 people did not state a religion. 648 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 28 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

40.4% of people are married, 12.3% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.9% live with a partner of the same sex, 31.5% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 7.9% are separated or divorced. There are 7,023 widowed people living in Reading.

The top occupations listed by people in Reading are Professional 24.5%, Associate professional and technical 13.5%, Elementary 11.4%, Science, research, engineering and technology professionals 10.7%, Elementary administration and service 10.5%, Administrative and secretarial 10.0%, Sales and customer service 9.0%, Skilled trades 9.0%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.0%, Caring, leisure and other service 8.5%.