Handforth Demographics (Cheshire East, England)

Handforth is a ward in Cheshire East of North West, England and includes areas of Stanley Green Trading Estate, Woodlands Chase, Brook Farm Ind Est, Handforth, Stanley Green Ind Est, Handforth Dean and Elm Grove.

In the 2011 census the population of Handforth was 9,139 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Handforth is 41, while the median age is also 41.

88.3% of people living in Handforth were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.7% Scotland, 1.2% Wales, 1.0% Ireland, 0.9% India, 0.6% Northern Ireland, 0.5% Pakistan, 0.3% Philippines, 0.2% Iran, 0.2% South Africa.

96.5% of people living in Handforth speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.5% Polish, 0.3% Urdu, 0.3% Arabic, 0.2% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Persian/Farsi, 0.2% Cantonese Chinese, 0.1% French, 0.1% Panjabi.

The religious make up of Handforth is 63.5% Christian, 24.0% No religion, 2.7% Muslim, 0.9% Hindu, 0.5% Sikh, 0.4% Jewish, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.1% Atheist. 621 people did not state a religion. 35 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 2 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

43.4% of people are married, 11.1% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 24.8% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 10.9% are separated or divorced. There are 639 widowed people living in Handforth.

The top occupations listed by people in Handforth are Professional 18.5%, Associate professional and technical 13.4%, Managers, directors and senior officials 11.6%, Caring, leisure and other service 11.4%, Administrative and secretarial 11.2%, Sales and customer service 10.3%, Elementary 10.2%, Elementary administration and service 9.2%, Skilled trades 8.4%, Caring personal service 8.4%.

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