Walsall Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Walsall was 269,323 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

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

89.0% of people living in Walsall were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.8% India, 2.0% Pakistan, 0.7% Bangladesh, 0.5% Wales, 0.4% Scotland, 0.4% Jamaica, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Zimbabwe, 0.2% Northern Ireland.

92.6% of people living in Walsall speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.9% Panjabi, 1.3% Urdu, 0.8% Bengali, 0.6% Gujarati, 0.6% Polish, 0.4% Pakistani Pahari, 0.1% Slovak, 0.1% Persian/Farsi, 0.1% Kurdish.

The religious make up of Walsall is 59.0% Christian, 19.7% No religion, 8.2% Muslim, 4.3% Sikh, 1.7% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist. 16,174 people did not state a religion. 480 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 16 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

46.5% of people are married, 11.3% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 24.6% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.2% are separated or divorced. There are 12,727 widowed people living in Walsall.

The top occupations listed by people in Walsall are Skilled trades 13.7%, Elementary 13.0%, Professional 12.6%, Administrative and secretarial 11.7%, Process, plant and machine operatives 10.8%, Elementary administration and service 10.6%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.9%, Associate professional and technical 9.9%, Sales and customer service 9.3%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.1%.