Barnsley Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Barnsley was 231,221 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Barnsley is 40, while the median age is higher at 41.

95.2% of people living in Barnsley were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 0.8% Scotland, 0.4% Wales, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Zimbabwe, 0.1% India, 0.1% South Africa, 0.1% Iran, 0.1% China.

98.1% of people living in Barnsley speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.7% Polish, 0.1% Latvian, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Russian, 0.1% Persian/Farsi, 0.1% Arabic.

The religious make up of Barnsley is 68.5% Christian, 23.7% No religion, 0.4% Muslim, 0.1% Buddhist, 0.1% Hindu, 0.1% Sikh. 15,008 people did not state a religion. 520 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 21 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

46.8% of people are married, 13.9% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 21.7% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.1% are separated or divorced. There are 13,384 widowed people living in Barnsley.

The top occupations listed by people in Barnsley are Skilled trades 13.7%, Elementary 13.0%, Professional 12.4%, Process, plant and machine operatives 10.9%, Sales and customer service 10.5%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.4%, Elementary administration and service 10.3%, Administrative and secretarial 10.1%, Associate professional and technical 9.9%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.0%.