Wolverhampton Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Wolverhampton was 249,470 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Wolverhampton is 39, while the median age is lower at 37.

82.3% of people living in Wolverhampton were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 6.0% India, 1.6% Jamaica, 0.7% Pakistan, 0.6% Wales, 0.6% Zimbabwe, 0.5% Ireland, 0.5% Scotland, 0.3% Nigeria, 0.3% Kenya.

89.1% of people living in Wolverhampton speak English. The other top languages spoken are 4.6% Panjabi, 1.0% Polish, 0.6% Kurdish, 0.4% Urdu, 0.4% Gujarati, 0.3% Lithuanian, 0.2% Persian/Farsi, 0.2% All other Chinese, 0.2% Shona.

The religious make up of Wolverhampton is 55.5% Christian, 19.7% No religion, 9.1% Sikh, 3.7% Hindu, 3.6% Muslim, 0.4% Buddhist. 16,052 people did not state a religion. 524 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 10 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

42.0% of people are married, 9.9% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 29.3% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.9% are separated or divorced. There are 13,035 widowed people living in Wolverhampton.

The top occupations listed by people in Wolverhampton are Elementary 14.7%, Professional 13.7%, Elementary administration and service 11.9%, Skilled trades 11.8%, Administrative and secretarial 11.3%, Process, plant and machine operatives 10.9%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.3%, Associate professional and technical 9.9%, Sales and customer service 9.2%, Administrative 8.9%.