Smithills Demographics (Bolton, England)

Smithills is a ward in Bolton of North West, England and includes areas of Sweet Loves, Astley Bridge, Markland Hill, Montserrat, Lostock Junction, Johnson Fold, Doffcocker and Barrow Bridge.

In the 2011 census the population of Smithills was 14,011 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Smithills is 39, while the median age is higher at 40.

90.9% of people living in Smithills were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.0% India, 0.9% Scotland, 0.7% Pakistan, 0.6% Ireland, 0.5% Wales, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.3% Iran, 0.3% Zimbabwe, 0.2% Kenya.

95.9% of people living in Smithills speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.6% Gujarati, 0.6% Polish, 0.4% Urdu, 0.3% Persian/Farsi, 0.2% Panjabi, 0.2% Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian, 0.2% African language, 0.1% Arabic, 0.1% French.

The religious make up of Smithills is 68.0% Christian, 19.6% No religion, 4.3% Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.1% Jewish. 796 people did not state a religion. 34 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 3 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

44.9% of people are married, 12.5% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 24.9% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.2% are separated or divorced. There are 786 widowed people living in Smithills.

The top occupations listed by people in Smithills are Professional 17.8%, Administrative and secretarial 12.2%, Skilled trades 11.8%, Associate professional and technical 11.7%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.3%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.1%, Administrative 9.6%, Elementary 9.5%, Sales and customer service 9.2%, Elementary administration and service 8.3%.

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