Castle Demographics (Bedford, England)

Castle is a ward in Bedford of East of England, England and includes areas of Bedford Castle, Kempston, Cardington, Keeley Green, Bell End, Salph End, Arkwright Road Estate, New Harrowden, Old Fenlake, Fenlake, Shortstown and Harrowden.

In the 2011 census the population of Castle was 7,113 and is made up of approximately 49% females and 51% males.

The average age of people in Castle is 38, while the median age is lower at 34.

66.8% of people living in Castle were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 3.7% Bangladesh, 1.8% India, 1.5% Scotland, 1.1% Ireland, 0.9% Philippines, 0.7% Pakistan, 0.7% Wales, 0.7% Northern Ireland, 0.6% Zimbabwe.

76.8% of people living in Castle speak English. The other top languages spoken are 6.4% Polish, 4.6% Bengali, 1.4% Italian, 0.9% Panjabi, 0.7% Lithuanian, 0.6% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.6% Portuguese, 0.5% Persian/Farsi, 0.5% Russian.

The religious make up of Castle is 50.5% Christian, 26.1% No religion, 12.2% Muslim, 1.3% Hindu, 0.6% Sikh, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.1% Agnostic, 0.1% Jewish. 496 people did not state a religion. 37 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

30.1% of people are married, 11.5% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.3% live with a partner of the same sex, 35.1% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 12.2% are separated or divorced. There are 533 widowed people living in Castle.

The top occupations listed by people in Castle are Professional 23.0%, Elementary 15.4%, Elementary administration and service 12.4%, Associate professional and technical 12.2%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.6%, Skilled trades 8.8%, Caring, leisure and other service 8.7%, Administrative and secretarial 8.1%, Sales and customer service 7.9%, Teaching and educational professionals 7.0%.

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