Brighouse Demographics (Calderdale, England)

Brighouse is a ward in Calderdale of Yorkshire and The Humber, England and includes areas of Clifton, Thornhills, Slead Syke, Waring Green, Thornhill Briggs, Armitage Road Industrial Estate, Lower Newlands, Thornhill Bridge, Birds Royd, Lightcliffe, Little Woodhouse, Hove Edge, Longroyde, Smith House, Brookfoot and Bailiff Bridge.

In the 2011 census the population of Brighouse was 11,195 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

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

94.1% of people living in Brighouse were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.1% Scotland, 0.9% Ireland, 0.4% Wales, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.3% India, 0.2% Philippines, 0.1% Pakistan, 0.1% South Africa, 0.1% Zimbabwe.

98.6% of people living in Brighouse speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.3% Polish, 0.2% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% Panjabi, 0.1% Malayalam, 0.1% German, 0.1% Urdu.

The religious make up of Brighouse is 64.9% Christian, 26.3% No religion, 0.6% Muslim, 0.3% Sikh, 0.2% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist. 740 people did not state a religion. 32 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 5 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

46.2% of people are married, 13.4% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.0% live with a partner of the same sex, 21.2% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.8% are separated or divorced. There are 689 widowed people living in Brighouse.

The top occupations listed by people in Brighouse are Professional 16.2%, Administrative and secretarial 13.0%, Associate professional and technical 12.6%, Managers, directors and senior officials 11.2%, Skilled trades 11.2%, Elementary 10.0%, Administrative 10.0%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.0%, Elementary administration and service 8.4%, Process, plant and machine operatives 8.4%.

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