Melksham Central Demographics (Wiltshire, England)

Melksham Central is a ward in Wiltshire of South West, England and includes areas of Whitley, Forest, Sandridge Common, Beanacre, Seend Cleeve, Seend, Redstocks and Bowerhill.

In the 2011 census the population of Melksham Central was 5,215 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Melksham Central is 40, while the median age is also 40.

90.6% of people living in Melksham Central were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.0% Wales, 1.2% Scotland, 0.4% Ireland, 0.3% Jamaica, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.2% India, 0.2% Bangladesh, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% South America.

97.9% of people living in Melksham Central speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.9% Polish, 0.2% Bengali, 0.1% Cantonese Chinese, 0.1% Romanian, 0.1% French, 0.1% Gujarati, 0.1% Sinhala, 0.1% Portuguese, 0.1% Hungarian.

The religious make up of Melksham Central is 57.0% Christian, 32.0% No religion, 0.5% Muslim, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.2% Hindu, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Agnostic. 464 people did not state a religion. 25 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

42.5% of people are married, 13.7% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 22.7% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 11.4% are separated or divorced. There are 377 widowed people living in Melksham Central.

The top occupations listed by people in Melksham Central are Skilled trades 13.8%, Elementary 13.7%, Process, plant and machine operatives 12.9%, Caring, leisure and other service 11.5%, Elementary administration and service 11.3%, Administrative and secretarial 11.2%, Professional 10.5%, Sales and customer service 9.5%, Caring personal service 8.9%, Associate professional and technical 8.6%.

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