Swindon Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Swindon was 209,156 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Swindon is 38, while the median age is also 38.

83.5% of people living in Swindon were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.6% India, 1.7% Wales, 1.5% Scotland, 0.7% Ireland, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.4% South Africa, 0.4% South America, 0.3% Pakistan, 0.3% Zimbabwe.

93.4% of people living in Swindon speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.3% Polish, 0.6% Nepalese, 0.5% Portuguese, 0.5% South Asian Language, 0.2% Panjabi, 0.2% Bengali, 0.2% Italian, 0.2% Turkish, 0.2% Urdu.

The religious make up of Swindon is 57.5% Christian, 30.5% No religion, 1.7% Muslim, 1.2% Hindu, 0.6% Sikh, 0.6% Buddhist, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Atheist.

14,305 people did not state a religion. 788 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 13 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

47.3% of people are married, 13.2% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 22.9% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.0% are separated or divorced. There are 11,203 widowed people living in Swindon.

The top occupations listed by people in Swindon are Professional 15.6%, Elementary 13.2%, Associate professional and technical 12.6%, Administrative and secretarial 12.0%, Elementary administration and service 11.4%, Skilled trades 10.7%, Sales and customer service 9.6%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.5%, Administrative 9.5%, Process, plant and machine operatives 8.8%.

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