Melksham South Demographics (Wiltshire, England)

Melksham South is a ward in Wiltshire of South West, England and includes areas of Bowerhill, Seend, Seend Cleeve and Redstocks.

In the 2011 census the population of Melksham South was 5,111 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Melksham South is 41, while the median age is higher at 43.

90.3% of people living in Melksham South were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.2% Wales, 1.5% Scotland, 0.5% Ireland, 0.4% India, 0.3% Philippines, 0.2% Australia, 0.2% Bangladesh, 0.2% Hong Kong , 0.1% United States.

97.5% of people living in Melksham South speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.2% Polish, 0.2% Bengali, 0.2% Thai, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% Hungarian, 0.1% Turkish, 0.1% French.

The religious make up of Melksham South is 65.4% Christian, 25.3% No religion, 0.5% Muslim, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.1% Sikh, 0.1% Hindu, 0.1% Agnostic. 366 people did not state a religion. 21 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 2 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

53.7% of people are married, 9.9% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 19.5% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.2% are separated or divorced. There are 257 widowed people living in Melksham South.

The top occupations listed by people in Melksham South are Skilled trades 13.8%, Professional 11.8%, Administrative and secretarial 11.5%, Elementary 11.3%, Associate professional and technical 11.3%, Process, plant and machine operatives 11.2%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.2%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.8%, Sales and customer service 9.0%, Elementary administration and service 8.9%.

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