Leigh Demographics (Southend-on-Sea, England)

Leigh is a ward in Southend-on-Sea of East of England, England and includes areas of West Leigh.

In the 2011 census the population of Leigh was 10,083 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Leigh is 38, while the median age is lower at 37.

91.5% of people living in Leigh were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.0% Scotland, 0.7% Ireland, 0.7% Wales, 0.5% Northern Ireland, 0.2% United States, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% Australia, 0.2% India, 0.2% Zimbabwe.

97.6% of people living in Leigh speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.2% French, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Italian, 0.1% Turkish, 0.1% Thai, 0.1% Polish, 0.1% Greek, 0.1% German, 0.1% All other Chinese.

The religious make up of Leigh is 52.0% Christian, 35.7% No religion, 1.0% Muslim, 0.9% Jewish, 0.6% Buddhist, 0.3% Hindu, 0.1% Agnostic, 0.1% Atheist. 827 people did not state a religion. 66 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

39.4% of people are married, 17.2% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.2% live with a partner of the same sex, 25.1% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 10.6% are separated or divorced. There are 672 widowed people living in Leigh.

The top occupations listed by people in Leigh are Professional 22.9%, Associate professional and technical 18.4%, Administrative and secretarial 13.7%, Managers, directors and senior officials 13.1%, Business and public service associate professionals 11.1%, Administrative 9.5%, Skilled trades 9.4%, Corporate managers and directors 9.1%, Teaching and educational professionals 8.1%, Teaching and Educational Professionals 8.1%.

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