Blackdown Demographics (South Somerset, England)

Blackdown is a ward in South Somerset of South West, England and includes areas of Ham, Bishopswood, Nimmer, New England, Wambrook, Street Ash, Otterford, Cuttifords Door, Pretty Oak, Wadeford, Langham, Buckland St. Mary, Chilworthy, Dommett, Eleighwater, Beetham, Little Hill, Meanwood, Whitestaunton, Birchwood, Lower Beetham, Wortheal, Crickleaze, Howley, Northay, Combe St. Nicholas and Blindmoor.

In the 2011 census the population of Blackdown was 2,334 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Blackdown is 48, while the median age is higher at 52.

92.5% of people living in Blackdown were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.5% Scotland, 1.5% Wales, 0.4% South Africa, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% United States, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.2% South America, 0.2% Australia, 0.2% Isle of Man.

99.6% of people living in Blackdown speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.2% Polish, 0.1% Portuguese.

The religious make up of Blackdown is 65.6% Christian, 22.5% No religion, 0.2% Muslim, 0.1% Buddhist, 0.1% Atheist. 242 people did not state a religion. 8 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

60.0% of people are married, 8.6% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.5% live with a partner of the same sex, 15.8% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 6.6% are separated or divorced. There are 95 widowed people living in Blackdown.

The top occupations listed by people in Blackdown are Skilled trades 19.5%, Professional 18.1%, Managers, directors and senior officials 15.2%, Associate professional and technical 10.1%, Administrative and secretarial 9.5%, Skilled agricultural and related trades 8.9%, Agricultural and Related Trades 8.9%, Caring, leisure and other service 8.5%, Corporate managers and directors 8.1%, Elementary 7.5%.

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