Shirley Demographics (Croydon, England)

Shirley is a ward in Croydon of London, England.

In the 2011 census the population of Shirley was 14,296 and is made up of approximately 53% females and 47% males.

The average age of people in Shirley is 39, while the median age is higher at 40.

78.5% of people living in Shirley were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.5% India, 1.2% Jamaica, 1.1% Ireland, 1.1% Ghana, 1.1% Sri Lanka, 1.0% Kenya, 0.8% Scotland, 0.8% Nigeria, 0.7% Pakistan.

90.7% of people living in Shirley speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.9% Gujarati, 0.9% Tamil, 0.9% Turkish, 0.6% French, 0.6% Urdu, 0.3% Portuguese, 0.3% Bengali, 0.3% Polish, 0.3% Akan.

The religious make up of Shirley is 60.8% Christian, 19.7% No religion, 6.0% Muslim, 4.3% Hindu, 0.4% Sikh, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish, 0.1% Atheist.

1,080 people did not state a religion. 20 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

47.8% of people are married, 7.3% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 27.5% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.1% are separated or divorced. There are 675 widowed people living in Shirley.

The top occupations listed by people in Shirley are Professional 17.2%, Administrative and secretarial 16.9%, Associate professional and technical 13.8%, Administrative 12.8%, Skilled trades 11.1%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.9%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.4%, Sales and customer service 8.5%, Corporate managers and directors 7.2%, Elementary 7.1%.

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