Dorchester West Demographics (West Dorset, England)

Dorchester West is a ward in West Dorset of South West, England.

In the 2011 census the population of Dorchester West was 4,834 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Dorchester West is 41, while the median age is higher at 42.

90.5% of people living in Dorchester West were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.5% Wales, 1.3% Scotland, 0.9% India, 0.5% Ireland, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.2% South America, 0.2% United States, 0.2% Pakistan.

97.7% of people living in Dorchester West speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.2% Malayalam, 0.2% Tamil, 0.1% Bengali, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% Urdu, 0.1% French, 0.1% Polish, 0.1% German, 0.1% Northern European Language.

The religious make up of Dorchester West is 58.5% Christian, 28.5% No religion, 0.7% Muslim, 0.5% Buddhist, 0.5% Hindu, 0.1% Agnostic, 0.1% Atheist. 477 people did not state a religion. 19 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 3 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

49.2% of people are married, 10.5% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.9% live with a partner of the same sex, 23.0% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.8% are separated or divorced. There are 252 widowed people living in Dorchester West.

The top occupations listed by people in Dorchester West are Professional 18.7%, Skilled trades 13.8%, Elementary 12.4%, Caring, leisure and other service 11.3%, Elementary administration and service 10.9%, Associate professional and technical 10.9%, Administrative and secretarial 10.2%, Managers, directors and senior officials 8.7%, Caring personal service 8.4%, Administrative 7.6%.

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