West Midlands Demographics and LocalStats

    In the 2011 census the population of West Midlands was 5,601,847 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

    The average age of people in West Midlands is 39, while the median age is also 39.

    86.1% of people living in West Midlands were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.8% India, 1.6% Pakistan, 1.4% Wales, 0.9% Scotland, 0.8% Ireland, 0.5% Jamaica, 0.4% Bangladesh, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.2% China.

    92.8% of people living in West Midlands speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.2% Panjabi, 0.9% Polish, 0.9% Urdu, 0.4% Bengali, 0.3% Gujarati, 0.3% Pakistani Pahari, 0.2% All other Chinese, 0.2% Arabic, 0.2% Somali.

    The religious make up of West Midlands is 60.2% Christian, 21.6% No religion, 6.7% Muslim, 2.4% Sikh, 1.3% Hindu, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.1% Jewish.

    368,483 people did not state a religion. 13,997 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 543 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

    46.6% of people are married, 10.8% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 25.3% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.4% are separated or divorced. There are 279,550 widowed people living in West Midlands.

    The top occupations listed by people in West Midlands are Professional 15.8%, Elementary 12.5%, Skilled trades 12.2%, Administrative and secretarial 11.4%, Associate professional and technical 11.1%, Elementary administration and service 10.4%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.1%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.5%, Process, plant and machine operatives 8.8%, Administrative 8.6%.

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