Sherborne West Demographics (West Dorset, England)

Sherborne West is a ward in West Dorset of South West, England and includes areas of Westbury, Horsecastles and Bradford Abbas.

In the 2011 census the population of Sherborne West was 5,101 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Sherborne West is 43, while the median age is higher at 44.

87.6% of people living in Sherborne West were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.6% Scotland, 1.5% Wales, 0.9% Hong Kong , 0.5% Ireland, 0.4% India, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.3% China, 0.3% Australia, 0.3% United States.

97.1% of people living in Sherborne West speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.5% Cantonese Chinese, 0.5% All other Chinese, 0.3% Bengali, 0.2% Russian, 0.2% German, 0.1% Arabic, 0.1% Polish, 0.1% Malayalam, 0.1% Spanish.

The religious make up of Sherborne West is 68.5% Christian, 20.8% No religion, 0.9% Muslim, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish, 0.1% Agnostic, 0.1% Humanist, 0.1% Hindu. 414 people did not state a religion. 21 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

48.2% of people are married, 9.7% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 20.5% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.6% are separated or divorced. There are 276 widowed people living in Sherborne West.

The top occupations listed by people in Sherborne West are Professional 18.3%, Skilled trades 13.9%, Elementary 13.1%, Caring, leisure and other service 12.1%, Elementary administration and service 11.7%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.9%, Associate professional and technical 10.1%, Caring personal service 8.9%, Administrative and secretarial 8.4%, Sales and customer service 8.2%.