Forest of Dean Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Forest of Dean was 81,961 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Forest of Dean is 43, while the median age is higher at 45.

88.6% of people living in Forest of Dean were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 6.3% Wales, 0.9% Scotland, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% South Africa, 0.2% India, 0.2% United States, 0.1% Australia, 0.1% Zimbabwe.

98.8% of people living in Forest of Dean speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.4% Polish, 0.1% German, 0.1% Welsh/Cymraeg.

The religious make up of Forest of Dean is 65.8% Christian, 24.8% No religion, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.1% Muslim, 0.1% Sikh, 0.1% Hindu, 0.1% Jewish. 6,508 people did not state a religion. 240 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 4 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

53.3% of people are married, 11.5% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 18.8% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 7.7% are separated or divorced. There are 4,042 widowed people living in Forest of Dean.

The top occupations listed by people in Forest of Dean are Skilled trades 15.5%, Professional 13.9%, Elementary 11.5%, Managers, directors and senior officials 11.0%, Administrative and secretarial 11.0%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.8%, Associate professional and technical 10.5%, Process, plant and machine operatives 9.1%, Caring personal service 8.6%, Elementary administration and service 8.3%.