Shropshire Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Shropshire was 306,129 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Shropshire is 43, while the median age is higher at 44.

87.9% of people living in Shropshire were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 5.7% Wales, 1.3% Scotland, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.4% Ireland, 0.2% India, 0.2% South Africa, 0.1% Hong Kong , 0.1% United States, 0.1% Australia.

97.9% of people living in Shropshire speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.5% Polish, 0.1% Welsh/Cymraeg, 0.1% Bulgarian, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% German, 0.1% Cantonese Chinese, 0.1% French, 0.1% Slovak.

The religious make up of Shropshire is 68.7% Christian, 22.3% No religion, 0.3% Muslim, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.1% Hindu, 0.1% Sikh, 0.1% Agnostic. 22,481 people did not state a religion. 878 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 27 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

51.4% of people are married, 11.6% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 20.3% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.1% are separated or divorced. There are 16,100 widowed people living in Shropshire.

The top occupations listed by people in Shropshire are Professional 15.9%, Skilled trades 15.2%, Managers, directors and senior officials 11.7%, Elementary 11.3%, Associate professional and technical 11.3%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.1%, Administrative and secretarial 10.0%, Elementary administration and service 8.4%, Caring personal service 7.9%, Process, plant and machine operatives 7.4%.