Waterhead Demographics (Oldham, England)

Waterhead is a ward in Oldham of North West, England and includes areas of Greenacres, Watersheddings, Roebuck Low, Birks and Crossbank.

In the 2011 census the population of Waterhead was 12,029 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Waterhead is 36, while the median age is lower at 34.

86.3% of people living in Waterhead were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 7.1% Pakistan, 0.9% Scotland, 0.5% Ireland, 0.5% Bangladesh, 0.3% India, 0.3% Wales, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Zimbabwe, 0.2% China.

89.7% of people living in Waterhead speak English. The other top languages spoken are 3.7% Urdu, 3.5% Panjabi, 0.5% Bengali, 0.4% Polish, 0.2% Pakistani Pahari, 0.2% All other Chinese, 0.1% Pashto, 0.1% Persian/Farsi, 0.1% Arabic.

The religious make up of Waterhead is 56.6% Christian, 18.5% Muslim, 18.1% No religion, 0.4% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.1% Agnostic, 0.1% Jewish. 658 people did not state a religion. 38 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

40.8% of people are married, 11.3% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.0% live with a partner of the same sex, 27.6% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 11.0% are separated or divorced. There are 711 widowed people living in Waterhead.

The top occupations listed by people in Waterhead are Skilled trades 13.7%, Elementary 13.4%, Process, plant and machine operatives 12.4%, Caring, leisure and other service 11.9%, Elementary administration and service 11.1%, Sales and customer service 11.1%, Administrative and secretarial 10.7%, Associate professional and technical 9.8%, Caring personal service 9.5%, Professional 9.4%.

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