South West Demographics and LocalStats
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In the 2011 census the population of South West was 5,288,935 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.
The average age of people in South West is 42, while the median age is also 42.
88.6% of people living in South West were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.0% Wales, 1.4% Scotland, 0.5% India, 0.5% Ireland, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.3% South Africa, 0.2% United States, 0.2% China, 0.2% Australia.
96.5% of people living in South West speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.8% Polish, 0.2% All other Chinese, 0.2% Portuguese, 0.1% French, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% German, 0.1% Somali, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% Italian.
The religious make up of South West is 60.4% Christian, 28.7% No religion, 1.0% Muslim, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.3% Hindu, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Sikh, 0.1% Agnostic.
416,850 people did not state a religion. 21,410 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 566 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.
48.6% of people are married, 11.7% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 22.3% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.7% are separated or divorced. There are 294,097 widowed people living in South West.
The top occupations listed by people in South West are Professional 16.5%, Skilled trades 13.4%, Associate professional and technical 12.1%, Managers, directors and senior officials 11.1%, Elementary 11.0%, Administrative and secretarial 11.0%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.8%, Elementary administration and service 9.3%, Sales and customer service 8.4%, Administrative 8.1%.