Birmingham Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Birmingham was 1,073,045 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Birmingham is 35, while the median age is lower at 32.

76.0% of people living in Birmingham were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 5.2% Pakistan, 2.5% India, 1.5% Ireland, 1.4% Jamaica, 1.3% Bangladesh, 0.7% Somalia, 0.7% Wales, 0.6% Scotland, 0.6% China.

84.7% of people living in Birmingham speak English. The other top languages spoken are 2.9% Urdu, 2.1% Panjabi, 1.4% Bengali, 1.1% Pakistani Pahari, 0.9% Polish, 0.8% Somali, 0.7% Arabic, 0.6% Pashto, 0.6% All other Chinese.

The religious make up of Birmingham is 46.1% Christian, 21.8% Muslim, 18.9% No religion, 3.0% Sikh, 2.1% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish, 0.1% Agnostic.

70,086 people did not state a religion. 2,238 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 134 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

39.2% of people are married, 8.9% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 33.6% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.9% are separated or divorced. There are 49,544 widowed people living in Birmingham.

The top occupations listed by people in Birmingham are Professional 18.3%, Elementary 13.2%, Administrative and secretarial 11.7%, Elementary administration and service 11.5%, Associate professional and technical 11.0%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.1%, Skilled trades 9.8%, Administrative 9.1%, Sales and customer service 9.0%, Process, plant and machine operatives 8.5%.