Market Drayton West Demographics (Shropshire, England)

Market Drayton West is a ward in Shropshire of West Midlands, England and includes areas of Tern Hill, Ridgewardine, Shavington Park, Longslow, Bletchley, Heathbrook, Smythemoor, Springfield Park, Hightrees, Wollerton, Nobridge, Styche, Audley Brow, Turn Valley Business Park, Tittenley, Moreton Wood, Hodnet, Longford, Mickley, Ashford, Moreton Say, Rhiews, Hopton, Adderley, Lostford, Peplow, Spoonley, Aychley, Longford Turning, New Street Lane and Oldfields.

In the 2011 census the population of Market Drayton West was 8,654 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Market Drayton West is 40, while the median age is higher at 41.

91.2% of people living in Market Drayton West were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 3.0% Wales, 1.2% Scotland, 0.6% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% India, 0.1% Zimbabwe, 0.1% Philippines, 0.1% South Africa, 0.1% South America.

98.1% of people living in Market Drayton West speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.0% Polish, 0.1% French, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% Bulgarian, 0.1% Welsh/Cymraeg, 0.1% Slovak, 0.1% Portuguese, 0.1% Cantonese Chinese, 0.1% Nepalese.

The religious make up of Market Drayton West is 71.3% Christian, 20.4% No religion, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.2% Muslim, 0.1% Sikh. 607 people did not state a religion. 15 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

49.7% of people are married, 13.4% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.5% live with a partner of the same sex, 20.0% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.5% are separated or divorced. There are 478 widowed people living in Market Drayton West.

The top occupations listed by people in Market Drayton West are Process, plant and machine operatives 14.2%, Elementary 12.8%, Skilled trades 12.0%, Associate professional and technical 11.8%, Professional 11.6%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.4%, Administrative and secretarial 10.1%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.0%, Process, plant and machine operatives 8.8%, Elementary administration and service 8.6%.

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