West Leigh Demographics (Southend-on-Sea, England)

West Leigh is a ward in Southend-on-Sea of East of England, England and includes areas of West Leigh, Belfairs and East Leigh.

In the 2011 census the population of West Leigh was 9,154 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

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

93.6% of people living in West Leigh were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.0% Scotland, 0.6% Ireland, 0.5% Wales, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.3% Australia, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% India, 0.2% Zimbabwe, 0.2% Philippines.

98.5% of people living in West Leigh speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.1% Tamil, 0.1% French, 0.1% German, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% Polish, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Turkish.

The religious make up of West Leigh is 63.2% Christian, 26.5% No religion, 1.1% Jewish, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.3% Hindu, 0.2% Muslim, 0.1% Humanist. 702 people did not state a religion. 27 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

55.5% of people are married, 10.7% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 18.4% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 6.9% are separated or divorced. There are 396 widowed people living in West Leigh.

The top occupations listed by people in West Leigh are Professional 22.8%, Associate professional and technical 18.4%, Managers, directors and senior officials 15.0%, Administrative and secretarial 14.6%, Business and public service associate professionals 12.1%, Corporate managers and directors 10.5%, Administrative 9.8%, Skilled trades 8.4%, Business, media and public service professionals 7.6%, Teaching and educational professionals 7.4%.