Kirklees Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Kirklees was 422,458 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Kirklees is 38, while the median age is also 38.

87.5% of people living in Kirklees were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 3.8% Pakistan, 1.6% India, 1.0% Scotland, 0.5% Ireland, 0.4% Wales, 0.3% Jamaica, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.2% North Africa, 0.2% Zimbabwe.

91.4% of people living in Kirklees speak English. The other top languages spoken are 2.4% Panjabi, 1.6% Urdu, 1.5% Gujarati, 0.7% Polish, 0.3% Arabic, 0.2% Kurdish, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Pakistani Pahari, 0.1% South Asian Language.

The religious make up of Kirklees is 53.4% Christian, 23.5% No religion, 14.5% Muslim, 0.8% Sikh, 0.4% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist. 27,390 people did not state a religion. 1,243 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 45 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

47.3% of people are married, 11.5% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.9% live with a partner of the same sex, 23.9% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.8% are separated or divorced. There are 21,670 widowed people living in Kirklees.

The top occupations listed by people in Kirklees are Professional 15.6%, Skilled trades 12.3%, Associate professional and technical 11.7%, Elementary 11.3%, Administrative and secretarial 10.8%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.7%, Process, plant and machine operatives 9.8%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.3%, Elementary administration and service 9.1%, Sales and customer service 8.7%.