Shildon West Demographics (County Durham, England)

Shildon West is a ward in County Durham of North East, England and includes areas of High West Thickley, Low West Thickley and Brusselton.

In the 2011 census the population of Shildon West was 7,020 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Shildon West is 42, while the median age is higher at 43.

97.0% of people living in Shildon West were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.0% Scotland, 0.2% Wales, 0.1% Ireland, 0.1% Northern Ireland, 0.1% Zimbabwe, 0.1% India, 0.0% South Africa, 0.0% Sri Lanka, 0.0% China.

99.2% of people living in Shildon West speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.5% Polish, 0.1% Thai.

The religious make up of Shildon West is 72.0% Christian, 21.2% No religion, 0.1% Buddhist, 0.1% Sikh. 426 people did not state a religion. 9 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

42.5% of people are married, 12.4% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.9% live with a partner of the same sex, 24.0% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.6% are separated or divorced. There are 416 widowed people living in Shildon West.

The top occupations listed by people in Shildon West are Elementary 15.1%, Skilled trades 14.3%, Process, plant and machine operatives 13.2%, Caring, leisure and other service 11.8%, Elementary administration and service 11.0%, Administrative and secretarial 10.6%, Caring personal service 10.3%, Sales and customer service 10.0%, Process, plant and machine operatives 9.2%, Professional 9.1%.

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