Old Heath Demographics (Colchester, England)

Old Heath is a ward in Colchester of East of England, England and includes areas of Middlewick, Whitehall Industrial Estate, New Quay, Old Heath and The Hythe.

In the 2011 census the population of Old Heath was 6,181 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

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

87.7% of people living in Old Heath were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.3% Scotland, 0.7% Northern Ireland, 0.6% Wales, 0.4% South Africa, 0.4% India, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% China, 0.3% Ireland, 0.2% Zimbabwe.

94.8% of people living in Old Heath speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.9% Arabic, 0.6% Polish, 0.3% All other Chinese, 0.3% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.3% Greek, 0.2% Northern European Language, 0.2% German, 0.2% Portuguese, 0.2% Slovak.

The religious make up of Old Heath is 52.7% Christian, 35.9% No religion, 1.8% Muslim, 0.5% Buddhist, 0.4% Hindu, 0.1% Sikh, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Humanist. 457 people did not state a religion. 20 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 2 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

40.2% of people are married, 14.0% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.0% live with a partner of the same sex, 27.9% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 11.2% are separated or divorced. There are 447 widowed people living in Old Heath.

The top occupations listed by people in Old Heath are Skilled trades 13.4%, Caring, leisure and other service 13.4%, Professional 12.5%, Associate professional and technical 11.8%, Administrative and secretarial 11.5%, Elementary 11.4%, Caring personal service 10.5%, Elementary administration and service 10.3%, Sales and customer service 9.6%, Managers, directors and senior officials 8.8%.

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