North Dorset Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of North Dorset was 68,583 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in North Dorset is 43, while the median age is higher at 44.

89.7% of people living in North Dorset were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.5% Scotland, 1.5% Wales, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% Hong Kong , 0.2% United States, 0.2% India, 0.2% Australia.

97.5% of people living in North Dorset speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.8% Polish, 0.4% Nepalese, 0.1% German, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% French, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% Bulgarian, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% Lithuanian.

The religious make up of North Dorset is 66.5% Christian, 23.3% No religion, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.3% Hindu, 0.3% Muslim, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Agnostic. 5,517 people did not state a religion. 251 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 7 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

55.3% of people are married, 10.8% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.6% live with a partner of the same sex, 17.4% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 7.8% are separated or divorced. There are 3,295 widowed people living in North Dorset.

The top occupations listed by people in North Dorset are Skilled trades 16.5%, Professional 14.5%, Associate professional and technical 13.2%, Elementary 11.8%, Managers, directors and senior officials 11.3%, Administrative and secretarial 9.6%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.5%, Elementary administration and service 8.6%, Caring personal service 7.5%, Process, plant and machine operatives 7.2%.