Sandwell Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Sandwell was 308,063 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Sandwell is 37, while the median age is lower at 36.

83.2% of people living in Sandwell were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 4.9% India, 1.7% Pakistan, 1.2% Jamaica, 0.9% Bangladesh, 0.5% Ireland, 0.4% Wales, 0.3% Scotland, 0.3% Zimbabwe, 0.2% Kenya.

88.0% of people living in Sandwell speak English. The other top languages spoken are 4.3% Panjabi, 1.9% Polish, 1.1% Urdu, 1.1% Bengali, 0.3% Gujarati, 0.3% Pakistani Pahari, 0.2% Kurdish, 0.2% Arabic, 0.2% Persian/Farsi.

The religious make up of Sandwell is 55.2% Christian, 18.5% No religion, 8.7% Sikh, 8.2% Muslim, 2.2% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist. 18,734 people did not state a religion. 518 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 38 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

43.4% of people are married, 10.7% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 27.2% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.6% are separated or divorced. There are 14,614 widowed people living in Sandwell.

The top occupations listed by people in Sandwell are Elementary 15.0%, Skilled trades 12.5%, Process, plant and machine operatives 12.4%, Administrative and secretarial 12.1%, Elementary administration and service 11.8%, Professional 11.1%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.1%, Sales and customer service 9.8%, Administrative 9.6%, Associate professional and technical 9.5%.