St Matthew's Demographics (Preston, England)

St Matthew's is a ward in Preston of North West, England and includes areas of Farringdon Park, Manchester Mill Ind Est, Brockholes and Callon.

In the 2011 census the population of St Matthew's was 8,187 and is made up of approximately 46% females and 54% males.

The average age of people in St Matthew's is 33, while the median age is lower at 30.

75.3% of people living in St Matthew's were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 6.3% India, 5.0% Pakistan, 1.4% Scotland, 0.5% Northern Ireland, 0.5% Wales, 0.5% Ireland, 0.4% Kenya, 0.3% South Africa, 0.2% North Africa.

79.2% of people living in St Matthew's speak English. The other top languages spoken are 5.3% Gujarati, 4.6% Polish, 3.1% Urdu, 2.8% Panjabi, 0.5% Telugu, 0.5% Malayalam, 0.4% Arabic, 0.4% Persian/Farsi, 0.4% Pashto.

The religious make up of St Matthew's is 48.2% Christian, 23.0% Muslim, 16.5% No religion, 3.3% Hindu, 1.8% Sikh, 0.2% Buddhist. 521 people did not state a religion. 18 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

33.4% of people are married, 11.7% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.0% live with a partner of the same sex, 34.1% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 11.3% are separated or divorced. There are 496 widowed people living in St Matthew's.

The top occupations listed by people in St Matthew's are Elementary 21.8%, Elementary administration and service 17.1%, Sales and customer service 13.5%, Process, plant and machine operatives 12.2%, Skilled trades 11.1%, Caring, leisure and other service 11.0%, Sales 10.8%, Sales Assistants and Retail Cashiers 9.4%, Administrative and secretarial 9.0%, Professional 8.4%.

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