Leeds Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Leeds was 751,485 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Leeds is 38, while the median age is lower at 35.

86.2% of people living in Leeds were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.4% Scotland, 1.2% Pakistan, 1.1% India, 0.6% Ireland, 0.5% Wales, 0.5% Northern Ireland, 0.4% Zimbabwe, 0.3% China, 0.2% Iran.

92.9% of people living in Leeds speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.9% Polish, 0.7% Urdu, 0.6% Panjabi, 0.5% Arabic, 0.3% All other Chinese, 0.3% Bengali, 0.2% Kurdish, 0.2% French, 0.2% Persian/Farsi.

The religious make up of Leeds is 55.9% Christian, 27.7% No religion, 5.4% Muslim, 1.2% Sikh, 0.9% Hindu, 0.9% Jewish, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.1% Agnostic.

50,717 people did not state a religion. 2,812 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 79 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

41.3% of people are married, 12.1% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 29.9% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.6% are separated or divorced. There are 37,840 widowed people living in Leeds.

The top occupations listed by people in Leeds are Professional 18.5%, Associate professional and technical 13.1%, Administrative and secretarial 12.0%, Elementary 11.6%, Elementary administration and service 10.3%, Skilled trades 10.1%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.5%, Sales and customer service 9.4%, Administrative 9.3%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.1%.