Mersey Demographics (Halton, England)

Mersey is a ward in Halton of North West, England and includes areas of Norton, Dukesfield, Astmoor, Astmoor Industrial Estate, Manor Park, Sandymoor, Manor Park Ind Est, Old Town, Weston, Runcorn Heath, Picow Farm Road Ind Est, Weston Point, Clifton, Beechwood and Heath.

In the 2011 census the population of Mersey was 7,406 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Mersey is 37, while the median age is lower at 34.

94.7% of people living in Mersey were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.0% Wales, 0.7% Scotland, 0.5% Ireland, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Australia, 0.1% India, 0.1% Sri Lanka, 0.1% China, 0.1% South Africa.

98.0% of people living in Mersey speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.8% Polish, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Slovak, 0.1% Portuguese, 0.1% Tamil, 0.1% British sign language, 0.1% Thai, 0.1% Arabic, 0.1% Bulgarian.

The religious make up of Mersey is 65.0% Christian, 27.0% No religion, 0.3% Muslim, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.1% Hindu, 0.1% Atheist, 0.1% Sikh. 471 people did not state a religion. 28 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 3 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

33.8% of people are married, 16.3% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.1% live with a partner of the same sex, 29.4% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 12.4% are separated or divorced. There are 558 widowed people living in Mersey.

The top occupations listed by people in Mersey are Elementary 15.5%, Elementary administration and service 12.7%, Sales and customer service 12.4%, Associate professional and technical 11.9%, Skilled trades 11.0%, Professional 10.7%, Administrative and secretarial 10.7%, Process, plant and machine operatives 10.5%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.7%, Sales 9.1%.

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