Shaftesbury Central Demographics (North Dorset, England)

Shaftesbury Central is a ward in North Dorset of South West, England and includes areas of Higher Coombe, Long Cross, Ivy Cross and Enmore Green.

In the 2011 census the population of Shaftesbury Central was 2,121 and is made up of approximately 53% females and 47% males.

The average age of people in Shaftesbury Central is 44, while the median age is also 44.

87.4% of people living in Shaftesbury Central were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.7% Scotland, 1.6% Wales, 1.1% Philippines, 0.6% India, 0.6% Ireland, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.3% United States, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% Zimbabwe.

95.8% of people living in Shaftesbury Central speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.7% Polish, 0.9% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.3% German, 0.2% Thai, 0.2% Romanian, 0.1% East Asian Language, 0.1% Danish, 0.1% Turkish, 0.1% Russian.

The religious make up of Shaftesbury Central is 63.3% Christian, 24.9% No religion, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.2% Muslim, 0.2% Agnostic. 208 people did not state a religion. 10 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

39.1% of people are married, 12.6% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 23.7% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 11.6% are separated or divorced. There are 148 widowed people living in Shaftesbury Central.

The top occupations listed by people in Shaftesbury Central are Elementary 18.2%, Skilled trades 16.6%, Elementary administration and service 14.0%, Professional 11.2%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.3%, Associate professional and technical 10.1%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.1%, Process, plant and machine operatives 9.3%, Caring personal service 8.7%, Skilled construction and building trades 8.3%.

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