Wilshamstead Demographics (Bedford, England)

Wilshamstead is a ward in Bedford of East of England, England and includes areas of Wilstead, Houghton Conquest, Northwood End, Briar Bank Park, Kempston Hardwick, Haynes West End, Haynes and Cotton End.

In the 2011 census the population of Wilshamstead was 3,270 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in Wilshamstead is 42, while the median age is also 42.

89.6% of people living in Wilshamstead were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.5% Scotland, 0.9% Wales, 0.8% India, 0.6% Ireland, 0.5% Zimbabwe, 0.5% South Africa, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Pakistan, 0.2% Nigeria.

97.1% of people living in Wilshamstead speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.7% Polish, 0.4% Panjabi, 0.2% Gujarati, 0.2% Czech, 0.2% Albanian, 0.1% Persian/Farsi, 0.1% Italian, 0.1% Slovak, 0.1% Urdu.

The religious make up of Wilshamstead is 62.4% Christian, 26.3% No religion, 1.6% Muslim, 1.0% Hindu, 0.9% Sikh, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish, 0.1% Agnostic. 205 people did not state a religion. 12 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

53.2% of people are married, 14.3% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.4% live with a partner of the same sex, 17.1% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 6.9% are separated or divorced. There are 136 widowed people living in Wilshamstead.

The top occupations listed by people in Wilshamstead are Professional 17.4%, Associate professional and technical 13.9%, Administrative and secretarial 13.8%, Managers, directors and senior officials 12.4%, Skilled trades 11.2%, Administrative 11.0%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.7%, Corporate managers and directors 8.5%, Elementary 7.8%, Caring personal service 7.4%.

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