Birstall and Birkenshaw Demographics (Kirklees, England)

Birstall and Birkenshaw is a ward in Kirklees of Yorkshire and The Humber, England and includes areas of Birstall, Birkenshaw, The Moor, Moorlands, Carlinghow, Howden Clough and Copley Hill.

In the 2011 census the population of Birstall and Birkenshaw was 16,298 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in Birstall and Birkenshaw is 40, while the median age is higher at 41.

95.2% of people living in Birstall and Birkenshaw were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.0% Scotland, 0.4% India, 0.3% Ireland, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Wales, 0.2% Pakistan, 0.2% Australia, 0.1% South Africa, 0.1% United States.

98.5% of people living in Birstall and Birkenshaw speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.4% Polish, 0.2% Panjabi, 0.1% Gujarati, 0.1% Arabic, 0.1% Urdu, 0.1% Russian, 0.1% Kurdish, 0.1% All other Chinese.

The religious make up of Birstall and Birkenshaw is 68.2% Christian, 23.2% No religion, 1.0% Muslim, 0.4% Hindu, 0.3% Sikh, 0.1% Buddhist. 1,008 people did not state a religion. 41 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 2 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

48.7% of people are married, 13.6% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 21.0% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.8% are separated or divorced. There are 875 widowed people living in Birstall and Birkenshaw.

The top occupations listed by people in Birstall and Birkenshaw are Professional 14.1%, Administrative and secretarial 13.3%, Associate professional and technical 13.0%, Skilled trades 12.8%, Managers, directors and senior officials 11.0%, Elementary 10.5%, Administrative 10.2%, Elementary administration and service 9.0%, Process, plant and machine operatives 8.6%, Caring, leisure and other service 8.4%.

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