Dewsbury South Demographics (Kirklees, England)

Dewsbury South is a ward in Kirklees of Yorkshire and The Humber, England and includes areas of Thornhill Lees, Briestfield, Whitley, Thornhill, Overthorpe, Boothroyd, Savile Town, West Town and Watergate.

In the 2011 census the population of Dewsbury South was 18,793 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Dewsbury South is 35, while the median age is lower at 33.

80.7% of people living in Dewsbury South were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 7.9% Pakistan, 6.8% India, 0.5% Scotland, 0.3% Wales, 0.3% Bangladesh, 0.1% North Africa, 0.1% South Africa, 0.1% Ireland, 0.1% Northern Ireland.

78.0% of people living in Dewsbury South speak English. The other top languages spoken are 9.3% Gujarati, 5.2% Panjabi, 4.4% Urdu, 0.4% Bengali, 0.3% South Asian Language, 0.3% Polish, 0.2% Pakistani Pahari, 0.2% Arabic, 0.2% Kurdish.

The religious make up of Dewsbury South is 43.8% Muslim, 36.7% Christian, 13.1% No religion, 0.2% Sikh, 0.1% Buddhist, 0.1% Hindu. 1,068 people did not state a religion. 17 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

50.4% of people are married, 8.4% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.5% live with a partner of the same sex, 24.5% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 7.7% are separated or divorced. There are 773 widowed people living in Dewsbury South.

The top occupations listed by people in Dewsbury South are Process, plant and machine operatives 13.0%, Elementary 12.9%, Skilled trades 12.7%, Sales and customer service 11.7%, Professional 11.2%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.6%, Administrative and secretarial 10.2%, Sales 9.8%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.5%, Elementary administration and service 9.5%.

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