Sheffield Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of Sheffield was 552,698 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Sheffield is 38, while the median age is lower at 36.

86.7% of people living in Sheffield were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.6% Pakistan, 0.9% China, 0.8% Scotland, 0.7% India, 0.5% Wales, 0.4% Somalia, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Jamaica, 0.3% Zimbabwe.

92.2% of people living in Sheffield speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.9% Arabic, 0.8% All other Chinese, 0.8% Urdu, 0.5% Panjabi, 0.5% Polish, 0.4% Somali, 0.3% Bengali, 0.2% Slovak, 0.2% Persian/Farsi.

The religious make up of Sheffield is 52.5% Christian, 30.7% No religion, 7.7% Muslim, 0.6% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.2% Sikh, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Atheist.

37,584 people did not state a religion. 1,912 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 81 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

41.2% of people are married, 11.9% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.9% live with a partner of the same sex, 30.7% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 7.8% are separated or divorced. There are 25,830 widowed people living in Sheffield.

The top occupations listed by people in Sheffield are Professional 19.6%, Elementary 12.0%, Associate professional and technical 11.4%, Administrative and secretarial 11.2%, Skilled trades 10.8%, Elementary administration and service 10.4%, Sales and customer service 9.8%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.5%, Administrative 8.5%, Managers, directors and senior officials 8.4%.