Gillingham Town Demographics (North Dorset, England)

Gillingham Town is a ward in North Dorset of South West, England and includes areas of Ham Common, Peacemarsh, Bowridge Hill, Colesbrook, Wyke Marsh, Bay, Wyke and Lodbourne.

In the 2011 census the population of Gillingham Town was 2,509 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Gillingham Town is 38, while the median age is lower at 36.

88.1% of people living in Gillingham Town were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.0% Scotland, 0.6% Wales, 0.4% Ireland, 0.4% Hong Kong , 0.4% South Africa, 0.3% Australia, 0.3% United States, 0.3% India, 0.2% Kenya.

94.0% of people living in Gillingham Town speak English. The other top languages spoken are 3.5% Polish, 0.4% All other Chinese, 0.4% Slovak, 0.2% Romanian, 0.2% German, 0.1% Gujarati, 0.1% French, 0.1% Persian/Farsi, 0.1% Latvian.

The religious make up of Gillingham Town is 58.7% Christian, 30.9% No religion, 0.4% Hindu, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish, 0.1% Muslim, 0.1% Atheist, 0.1% Humanist. 205 people did not state a religion. 16 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

41.4% of people are married, 15.6% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 24.8% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 10.2% are separated or divorced. There are 157 widowed people living in Gillingham Town.

The top occupations listed by people in Gillingham Town are Skilled trades 17.0%, Elementary 15.9%, Process, plant and machine operatives 12.5%, Professional 11.5%, Caring, leisure and other service 11.0%, Elementary administration and service 10.0%, Associate professional and technical 9.2%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.0%, Caring personal service 8.6%, Process, plant and machine operatives 7.9%.

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