Birtley Demographics (Gateshead, England)

Birtley is a ward in Gateshead of North East, England and includes areas of Birtley, Barley Mow, Station Lane Industrial Estate, Portobello Trading Estate, Portmeads, Portobello, Pelaw Grange, Whitelands, Portobello Industrial Estate, Vigo and Elisabethville.

In the 2011 census the population of Birtley was 8,367 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in Birtley is 42, while the median age is higher at 43.

94.5% of people living in Birtley were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.5% Scotland, 0.4% Pakistan, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.2% India, 0.2% Wales, 0.2% Ireland, 0.1% Australia, 0.1% China, 0.1% South Africa.

98.0% of people living in Birtley speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.5% Polish, 0.3% Urdu, 0.1% Arabic, 0.1% Slovak, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Portuguese, 0.1% Russian, 0.1% British sign language, 0.1% Malayalam.

The religious make up of Birtley is 70.6% Christian, 22.5% No religion, 0.8% Muslim, 0.2% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.2% Sikh, 0.1% Jewish. 430 people did not state a religion. 12 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

48.0% of people are married, 11.2% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.5% live with a partner of the same sex, 23.2% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.8% are separated or divorced. There are 424 widowed people living in Birtley.

The top occupations listed by people in Birtley are Administrative and secretarial 14.5%, Skilled trades 12.9%, Elementary 12.2%, Administrative 11.8%, Associate professional and technical 10.9%, Professional 10.9%, Sales and customer service 10.7%, Elementary administration and service 10.6%, Process, plant and machine operatives 10.1%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.1%.