York Census Demographics United Kingdom

In the 2011 census the population of York was 198,051 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in York is 40, while the median age is lower at 38.

87.3% of people living in York were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.2% Scotland, 0.8% Wales, 0.7% China, 0.5% India, 0.5% Northern Ireland, 0.4% Ireland, 0.3% United States, 0.3% Hong Kong , 0.2% South Africa.

95.1% of people living in York speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.8% Polish, 0.7% All other Chinese, 0.2% German, 0.2% Nepalese, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Arabic, 0.2% Turkish, 0.1% French, 0.1% Italian.

The religious make up of York is 59.5% Christian, 29.5% No religion, 1.0% Muslim, 0.5% Buddhist, 0.5% Hindu, 0.1% Agnostic, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Atheist.

15,396 people did not state a religion. 750 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 33 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

44.4% of people are married, 12.4% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.0% live with a partner of the same sex, 27.0% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 7.8% are separated or divorced. There are 9,879 widowed people living in York.

The top occupations listed by people in York are Professional 20.1%, Associate professional and technical 12.1%, Elementary 11.7%, Elementary administration and service 10.7%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.5%, Administrative and secretarial 10.4%, Sales and customer service 10.4%, Skilled trades 10.0%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.1%, Sales 8.6%.