Wakefield Census Demographics United Kingdom
In the 2011 census the population of Wakefield was 325,837 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.
The average age of people in Wakefield is 40, while the median age is higher at 41.
92.8% of people living in Wakefield were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.2% Scotland, 0.6% Pakistan, 0.4% Wales, 0.3% India, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Zimbabwe, 0.1% South Africa, 0.1% Philippines.
96.5% of people living in Wakefield speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.3% Polish, 0.3% Panjabi, 0.3% Urdu, 0.1% Latvian, 0.1% Lithuanian, 0.1% Kurdish, 0.1% Arabic, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Russian.
The religious make up of Wakefield is 66.4% Christian, 24.1% No religion, 2.0% Muslim, 0.3% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.1% Sikh.
20,757 people did not state a religion. 697 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 37 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.
47.4% of people are married, 13.2% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 21.6% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.3% are separated or divorced. There are 18,969 widowed people living in Wakefield.
The top occupations listed by people in Wakefield are Elementary 15.6%, Elementary administration and service 13.3%, Professional 12.2%, Skilled trades 12.1%, Administrative and secretarial 11.0%, Process, plant and machine operatives 10.8%, Associate professional and technical 10.7%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.8%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.1%, Sales and customer service 8.8%.
Browse for Wakefield Demographics by ward/suburb
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- Wakefield Areas
- Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton, Airedale and Ferry Fryston, Altofts and Whitwood, Castleford Central and Glasshoughton, Crofton, Ryhill and Walton, Featherstone, Hemsworth, Horbury and South Ossett, Knottingley, Normanton, Ossett, Pontefract North, Pontefract South, South Elmsall and South Kirkby, Stanley and Outwood East, Wakefield East, Wakefield North, Wakefield Rural, Wakefield South, Wakefield West, Wrenthorpe and Outwood West
- 2011 Census United Kingdom