Bestwood Demographics (Nottingham, England)

Bestwood is a ward in Nottingham of East Midlands, England and includes areas of Rise Park, Bestwood Park, Bulwell Forest, Bestwood Lodge, Bestwood, Arnold and Top Valley.

In the 2011 census the population of Bestwood was 16,753 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in Bestwood is 36, while the median age is lower at 34.

86.9% of people living in Bestwood were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.4% Jamaica, 0.9% Scotland, 0.9% Zimbabwe, 0.7% India, 0.5% Philippines, 0.5% Nigeria, 0.5% Ireland, 0.4% Wales, 0.3% Northern Ireland.

94.2% of people living in Bestwood speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.9% Polish, 0.3% Shona, 0.3% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.2% French, 0.2% Arabic, 0.2% Portuguese, 0.2% African language, 0.2% All other Chinese, 0.2% Panjabi.

The religious make up of Bestwood is 46.5% Christian, 41.2% No religion, 1.7% Muslim, 0.5% Hindu, 0.4% Sikh, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish, 0.1% Agnostic.

1,416 people did not state a religion. 49 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 4 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

34.0% of people are married, 14.1% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.1% live with a partner of the same sex, 31.9% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 11.7% are separated or divorced. There are 1,164 widowed people living in Bestwood.

The top occupations listed by people in Bestwood are Elementary 19.1%, Elementary administration and service 16.6%, Caring, leisure and other service 13.4%, Sales and customer service 12.2%, Skilled trades 11.6%, Caring personal service 10.4%, Process, plant and machine operatives 10.3%, Professional 10.0%, Sales 9.8%, Administrative and secretarial 9.8%.

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