West Somerset Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of West Somerset was 34,675 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in West Somerset is 48, while the median age is higher at 51.

91.3% of people living in West Somerset were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.0% Wales, 1.2% Scotland, 0.4% Ireland, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Philippines, 0.2% United States, 0.2% India, 0.2% South Africa, 0.1% Australia.

97.9% of people living in West Somerset speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.8% Polish, 0.4% Hungarian, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% German, 0.1% French, 0.1% Lithuanian, 0.1% Slovak.

The religious make up of West Somerset is 65.5% Christian, 24.4% No religion, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.1% Muslim, 0.1% Agnostic, 0.1% Humanist, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Atheist. 2,902 people did not state a religion. 143 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 2 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

51.9% of people are married, 10.5% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.6% live with a partner of the same sex, 17.3% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.1% are separated or divorced. There are 2,105 widowed people living in West Somerset.

The top occupations listed by people in West Somerset are Skilled trades 18.2%, Elementary 14.5%, Managers, directors and senior officials 12.6%, Caring, leisure and other service 12.3%, Elementary administration and service 11.9%, Professional 11.7%, Caring personal service 9.3%, Associate professional and technical 8.9%, Administrative and secretarial 8.5%, Other managers and proprietors 7.6%.