Downend Demographics (South Gloucestershire, England)

Downend is a ward in South Gloucestershire of South West, England and includes areas of Downend, Vinney Green, Blackhorse, Stockwell Hill, David Wilson Homes, Fishponds and Staple Hill.

In the 2011 census the population of Downend was 10,785 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Downend is 43, while the median age is higher at 44.

90.2% of people living in Downend were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.9% Wales, 1.0% Scotland, 0.5% Ireland, 0.4% India, 0.3% Pakistan, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Jamaica, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% Hong Kong .

97.7% of people living in Downend speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.4% Polish, 0.2% Panjabi, 0.1% Latvian, 0.1% Cantonese Chinese, 0.1% Urdu, 0.1% Arabic, 0.1% Czech, 0.1% West/Central Asian Language, 0.1% Turkish.

The religious make up of Downend is 63.0% Christian, 26.2% No religion, 1.1% Muslim, 0.8% Sikh, 0.6% Hindu, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Buddhist, 0.1% Atheist. 826 people did not state a religion. 26 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 2 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

56.6% of people are married, 8.9% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.6% live with a partner of the same sex, 18.3% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 6.3% are separated or divorced. There are 414 widowed people living in Downend.

The top occupations listed by people in Downend are Professional 22.8%, Administrative and secretarial 15.0%, Associate professional and technical 14.4%, Skilled trades 11.3%, Managers, directors and senior officials 11.2%, Administrative 11.1%, Business and public service associate professionals 7.9%, Sales and customer service 7.6%, Corporate managers and directors 7.4%, Caring, leisure and other service 7.3%.

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