East Dorset Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of East Dorset was 87,166 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in East Dorset is 47, while the median age is higher at 49.

91.8% of people living in East Dorset were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.5% Scotland, 1.5% Wales, 0.4% Ireland, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.2% India, 0.2% United States, 0.1% Australia, 0.1% Bangladesh.

99.0% of people living in East Dorset speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.1% Bengali, 0.1% Polish, 0.1% German, 0.1% French, 0.1% Spanish.

The religious make up of East Dorset is 66.8% Christian, 23.8% No religion, 0.4% Muslim, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish, 0.1% Hindu, 0.1% Agnostic. 6,682 people did not state a religion. 276 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 2 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

58.6% of people are married, 8.4% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.6% live with a partner of the same sex, 16.2% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 7.1% are separated or divorced. There are 4,085 widowed people living in East Dorset.

The top occupations listed by people in East Dorset are Professional 17.2%, Managers, directors and senior officials 14.1%, Skilled trades 13.5%, Administrative and secretarial 12.4%, Associate professional and technical 12.3%, Corporate managers and directors 9.5%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.2%, Administrative 8.7%, Elementary 8.7%, Sales and customer service 7.6%.