Shirley Demographics (Southampton, England)

Shirley is a ward in Southampton of South East, England and includes areas of Upper Shirley, Aldermoor, Hollybrook and Lord's Hill.

In the 2011 census the population of Shirley was 14,425 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Shirley is 38, while the median age is lower at 37.

76.8% of people living in Shirley were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.9% India, 1.8% Philippines, 1.3% Scotland, 1.2% Wales, 0.8% Ireland, 0.5% Zimbabwe, 0.4% China, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.4% South Africa.

86.7% of people living in Shirley speak English. The other top languages spoken are 5.8% Polish, 1.3% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.8% Panjabi, 0.6% Malayalam, 0.4% All other Chinese, 0.3% German, 0.3% Bengali, 0.3% French, 0.2% Greek.

The religious make up of Shirley is 57.2% Christian, 28.3% No religion, 2.5% Muslim, 2.1% Sikh, 1.4% Hindu, 0.5% Buddhist, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Atheist.

1,004 people did not state a religion. 42 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

45.9% of people are married, 11.2% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.9% live with a partner of the same sex, 25.8% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.5% are separated or divorced. There are 750 widowed people living in Shirley.

The top occupations listed by people in Shirley are Professional 26.8%, Elementary 12.1%, Elementary administration and service 10.4%, Associate professional and technical 10.3%, Administrative and secretarial 10.1%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.6%, Health professionals 9.5%, Skilled trades 9.3%, Managers, directors and senior officials 8.1%, Caring personal service 7.6%.

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