Smethwick Demographics (Sandwell, England)

Smethwick is a ward in Sandwell of West Midlands, England and includes areas of Warley and Londonderry.

In the 2011 census the population of Smethwick was 14,146 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Smethwick is 36, while the median age is lower at 34.

72.9% of people living in Smethwick were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 10.7% India, 3.4% Pakistan, 2.1% Jamaica, 0.7% Bangladesh, 0.7% Ireland, 0.4% Nigeria, 0.4% Zimbabwe, 0.3% Scotland, 0.3% Somalia.

79.5% of people living in Smethwick speak English. The other top languages spoken are 10.3% Panjabi, 2.1% Urdu, 1.2% Polish, 0.8% Bengali, 0.7% Russian, 0.6% Pakistani Pahari, 0.4% Kurdish, 0.3% Somali, 0.3% Pashto.

The religious make up of Smethwick is 43.3% Christian, 17.9% Sikh, 15.0% No religion, 13.8% Muslim, 2.2% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist.

924 people did not state a religion. 39 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

40.3% of people are married, 7.7% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 29.8% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.9% are separated or divorced. There are 725 widowed people living in Smethwick.

The top occupations listed by people in Smethwick are Elementary 19.0%, Elementary administration and service 14.4%, Process, plant and machine operatives 13.0%, Caring, leisure and other service 11.5%, Skilled trades 11.3%, Administrative and secretarial 11.0%, Sales and customer service 10.2%, Professional 9.7%, Caring personal service 9.3%, Administrative 8.5%.

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