Telford and Wrekin Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Telford and Wrekin was 166,641 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Telford and Wrekin is 38, while the median age is also 38.

88.9% of people living in Telford and Wrekin were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.9% Wales, 1.4% Scotland, 0.9% India, 0.6% Pakistan, 0.5% Northern Ireland, 0.4% Ireland, 0.3% Ghana, 0.2% South Africa, 0.1% Jamaica.

95.9% of people living in Telford and Wrekin speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.3% Polish, 0.6% Panjabi, 0.3% Urdu, 0.2% All other Chinese, 0.1% Slovak, 0.1% Japanese, 0.1% Russian, 0.1% Gujarati, 0.1% German.

The religious make up of Telford and Wrekin is 61.7% Christian, 26.9% No religion, 1.8% Muslim, 1.3% Sikh, 0.5% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist. 10,973 people did not state a religion. 501 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 25 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

47.0% of people are married, 13.3% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.9% live with a partner of the same sex, 23.0% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.1% are separated or divorced. There are 9,076 widowed people living in Telford and Wrekin.

The top occupations listed by people in Telford and Wrekin are Professional 13.9%, Elementary 13.1%, Skilled trades 11.9%, Administrative and secretarial 11.5%, Associate professional and technical 11.3%, Process, plant and machine operatives 10.8%, Elementary administration and service 10.0%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.5%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.3%, Administrative 9.2%.