West Dorset Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of West Dorset was 99,264 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in West Dorset is 46, while the median age is higher at 49.

91.3% of people living in West Dorset were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.4% Wales, 1.4% Scotland, 0.4% Ireland, 0.4% India, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% United States, 0.2% Australia, 0.2% Hong Kong .

98.5% of people living in West Dorset speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.2% Polish, 0.1% French, 0.1% German, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% Cantonese Chinese, 0.1% Russian, 0.1% Malayalam, 0.1% Spanish.

The religious make up of West Dorset is 65.3% Christian, 24.4% No religion, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.3% Muslim, 0.1% Hindu, 0.1% Agnostic, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Humanist. 8,283 people did not state a religion. 344 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 7 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

53.8% of people are married, 10.1% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 17.7% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.5% are separated or divorced. There are 5,527 widowed people living in West Dorset.

The top occupations listed by people in West Dorset are Professional 17.3%, Skilled trades 16.2%, Managers, directors and senior officials 12.2%, Associate professional and technical 11.4%, Elementary 10.5%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.9%, Administrative and secretarial 9.8%, Elementary administration and service 8.3%, Caring personal service 7.5%, Sales and customer service 7.1%.