Castle Demographics (Colchester, England)

Castle is a ward in Colchester of East of England, England and includes areas of Cowdray Centre, Riverside Park, Port Lane Industrial Estate, East Hill, Chandlers Row, East Bay, Moorside Industrial Estate and Oyster Park Industrial Estate.

In the 2011 census the population of Castle was 9,996 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

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

78.2% of people living in Castle were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.8% Scotland, 1.0% India, 0.7% China, 0.7% Wales, 0.7% Ireland, 0.6% Philippines, 0.5% South America, 0.5% Northern Ireland, 0.5% Bangladesh.

88.3% of people living in Castle speak English. The other top languages spoken are 2.3% Polish, 1.1% Arabic, 0.7% All other Chinese, 0.5% Spanish, 0.5% German, 0.4% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.4% French, 0.4% Portuguese, 0.4% Bengali.

The religious make up of Castle is 48.7% Christian, 36.4% No religion, 3.2% Muslim, 1.1% Hindu, 0.8% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish, 0.1% Atheist, 0.1% Sikh. 764 people did not state a religion. 64 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 8 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

32.1% of people are married, 15.2% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.2% live with a partner of the same sex, 32.7% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 11.6% are separated or divorced. There are 745 widowed people living in Castle.

The top occupations listed by people in Castle are Professional 23.6%, Associate professional and technical 15.4%, Administrative and secretarial 10.9%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.8%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.6%, Elementary 9.1%, Administrative 8.4%, Skilled trades 8.1%, Elementary administration and service 8.0%, Business and public service associate professionals 7.9%.

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