Watton Demographics (Breckland, England)

Watton is a ward in Breckland of East of England, England and includes areas of Watton Green, Drurylane, Threxton, Merton, Neaton, Great Cressingham, Caudlesprings, Carbrooke, Little Cressingham, The Arms, Watton, Griston and Ovington.

In the 2011 census the population of Watton was 7,202 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Watton is 46, while the median age is higher at 47.

87.4% of people living in Watton were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.5% Scotland, 0.8% Wales, 0.4% United States, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.4% Ireland, 0.2% India, 0.2% South America, 0.2% South Africa, 0.1% Philippines.

92.8% of people living in Watton speak English. The other top languages spoken are 3.8% Polish, 1.0% Portuguese, 0.9% Lithuanian, 0.4% Latvian, 0.2% Russian, 0.1% Turkish, 0.1% German, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino.

The religious make up of Watton is 67.4% Christian, 24.2% No religion, 0.2% Muslim, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Hindu.

506 people did not state a religion. 18 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

51.7% of people are married, 11.9% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.9% live with a partner of the same sex, 16.5% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.8% are separated or divorced. There are 398 widowed people living in Watton.

The top occupations listed by people in Watton are Skilled trades 15.8%, Process, plant and machine operatives 15.0%, Elementary 14.9%, Caring, leisure and other service 11.1%, Associate professional and technical 10.4%, Elementary administration and service 9.5%, Process, plant and machine operatives 9.2%, Administrative and secretarial 9.1%, Caring personal service 9.0%, Professional 8.0%.

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