Merley and Bearwood Demographics (Poole, England)

Merley and Bearwood is a ward in Poole of South West, England and includes areas of Bear Cross, Bear Wood, Walford, Knobcrook, St. John's, Little Lonnen, Merley, The Delph, Merry Field Hill, Glynville, Gravel Hill, Wimborne Minster and Rowlands.

In the 2011 census the population of Merley and Bearwood was 10,392 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Merley and Bearwood is 43, while the median age is higher at 45.

91.4% of people living in Merley and Bearwood were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.3% Wales, 1.3% Scotland, 0.3% Hong Kong , 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% India, 0.3% Zimbabwe, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% United States.

98.5% of people living in Merley and Bearwood speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.2% Polish, 0.2% German, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% French, 0.1% Cantonese Chinese, 0.1% Arabic, 0.1% Thai.

The religious make up of Merley and Bearwood is 63.7% Christian, 27.1% No religion, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.3% Muslim, 0.1% Sikh, 0.1% Hindu, 0.1% Jewish. 765 people did not state a religion. 38 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

58.8% of people are married, 8.7% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.5% live with a partner of the same sex, 18.2% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 6.9% are separated or divorced. There are 457 widowed people living in Merley and Bearwood.

The top occupations listed by people in Merley and Bearwood are Professional 19.4%, Administrative and secretarial 13.8%, Skilled trades 12.3%, Managers, directors and senior officials 12.1%, Associate professional and technical 11.9%, Administrative 9.9%, Caring, leisure and other service 8.7%, Elementary 8.4%, Sales and customer service 8.4%, Corporate managers and directors 8.3%.

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