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%.