South Somerset Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of South Somerset was 161,243 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

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

90.5% of people living in South Somerset were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.6% Wales, 1.5% Scotland, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% India, 0.3% South Africa, 0.2% United States, 0.2% Philippines, 0.1% Australia.

97.4% of people living in South Somerset speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.1% Polish, 0.3% Portuguese, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Italian, 0.1% French, 0.1% German, 0.1% Romanian, 0.1% Spanish.

The religious make up of South Somerset is 65.9% Christian, 24.7% No religion, 0.3% Muslim, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.1% Hindu, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Agnostic. 12,395 people did not state a religion. 537 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 6 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

52.9% of people are married, 11.5% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.6% live with a partner of the same sex, 18.6% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.3% are separated or divorced. There are 8,512 widowed people living in South Somerset.

The top occupations listed by people in South Somerset are Skilled trades 16.6%, Professional 14.5%, Associate professional and technical 11.1%, Elementary 10.9%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.5%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.2%, Administrative and secretarial 9.9%, Elementary administration and service 8.2%, Process, plant and machine operatives 8.2%, Sales and customer service 8.1%.