Swaffham Demographics (Breckland, England)

Swaffham is a ward in Breckland of East of England, England and includes areas of Little Cressingham, Little Bytham, Ivy Todd, Tumbler Hill and Ash Close.

In the 2011 census the population of Swaffham was 7,258 and is made up of approximately 54% females and 46% males.

The average age of people in Swaffham is 48, while the median age is higher at 50.

89.0% of people living in Swaffham were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.0% Scotland, 0.9% Wales, 0.6% Ireland, 0.5% India, 0.4% United States, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.4% Philippines, 0.3% South Africa, 0.2% South America.

95.7% of people living in Swaffham speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.3% Portuguese, 0.9% Polish, 0.6% Lithuanian, 0.3% Malayalam, 0.2% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.2% Russian, 0.1% Latvian, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Turkish.

The religious make up of Swaffham is 69.2% Christian, 22.5% No religion, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.2% Muslim, 0.1% Agnostic, 0.1% Humanist, 0.1% Hindu. 528 people did not state a religion. 10 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

50.3% of people are married, 11.3% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.1% live with a partner of the same sex, 17.1% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.7% are separated or divorced. There are 421 widowed people living in Swaffham.

The top occupations listed by people in Swaffham are Elementary 15.3%, Skilled trades 14.2%, Caring, leisure and other service 12.5%, Elementary administration and service 11.1%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.9%, Professional 10.4%, Caring personal service 10.1%, Administrative and secretarial 9.8%, Process, plant and machine operatives 9.7%, Sales and customer service 8.8%.

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