Durham South Demographics (County Durham, England)

Durham South is a ward in County Durham of North East, England and includes areas of Sunderland Bridge, Croxdale Colliery, Thinford, Hett, Tursdale, Croxdale, Metal Bridge, Bowburn, Old Quarrington, Belmont, West Sherburn, Running Waters, Broomside, Dragonville, Shincliffe, New Durham, High Shincliffe, Sherburn House, Gilesgate Moor and Byers Garth.

In the 2011 census the population of Durham South was 6,546 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Durham South is 41, while the median age is higher at 42.

91.0% of people living in Durham South were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.0% Scotland, 0.4% Wales, 0.4% India, 0.3% China, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% North Africa, 0.2% Australia, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Pakistan.

96.1% of people living in Durham South speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.7% Malay, 0.7% Polish, 0.5% Arabic, 0.3% All other Chinese, 0.2% French, 0.2% German, 0.1% Urdu, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% Italian.

The religious make up of Durham South is 67.7% Christian, 21.6% No religion, 1.9% Muslim, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.2% Sikh, 0.2% Hindu, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Agnostic. 468 people did not state a religion. 18 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

48.7% of people are married, 13.0% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.9% live with a partner of the same sex, 21.5% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.2% are separated or divorced. There are 330 widowed people living in Durham South.

The top occupations listed by people in Durham South are Professional 25.1%, Associate professional and technical 11.4%, Administrative and secretarial 11.1%, Elementary 10.8%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.0%, Skilled trades 9.8%, Teaching and educational professionals 9.5%, Teaching and Educational Professionals 9.5%, Administrative 9.2%, Elementary administration and service 8.7%.

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