Wessex Demographics (South Somerset, England)

Wessex is a ward in South Somerset of South West, England and includes areas of West Lydford, Charlton Mackrell, Pound Pool, Barton St. David, Kingweston, Hurcot, Compton Dundon, Etsome, Littleton, Keinton Mandeville, Catcombe, Lydford On Fosse, East Lydford, Babcary, Catsgore, Kingsdon, Foddington and Charlton Adam.

In the 2011 census the population of Wessex was 5,402 and is made up of approximately 53% females and 47% males.

The average age of people in Wessex is 46, while the median age is higher at 49.

90.9% of people living in Wessex were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.2% Wales, 1.4% Scotland, 0.4% Ireland, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.2% United States, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% Australia, 0.2% India, 0.1% Zimbabwe.

98.2% of people living in Wessex speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.6% Polish, 0.2% German, 0.1% Hungarian, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% Romanian, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% French, 0.1% Arabic, 0.1% Slovak.

The religious make up of Wessex is 69.2% Christian, 21.6% No religion, 0.2% Jewish, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.2% Muslim, 0.1% Hindu, 0.1% Atheist. 420 people did not state a religion. 12 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

53.4% of people are married, 10.3% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.3% live with a partner of the same sex, 18.0% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.4% are separated or divorced. There are 292 widowed people living in Wessex.

The top occupations listed by people in Wessex are Skilled trades 17.9%, Professional 14.6%, Managers, directors and senior officials 11.8%, Elementary 10.7%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.3%, Administrative and secretarial 10.1%, Associate professional and technical 9.9%, Sales and customer service 8.1%, Caring personal service 8.0%, Elementary administration and service 7.9%.

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