Dewsbury West Demographics (Kirklees, England)

Dewsbury West is a ward in Kirklees of Yorkshire and The Humber, England and includes areas of Dewsbury Moor, Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate, Ravensthorpe, Scout Hill, Ravens Lodge, Kilpin Hill, Knowles Hill, Moorend, Hill Head, Staincliffe, Westborough, The Flatts, Westtown, Batley Carr and Springfield.

In the 2011 census the population of Dewsbury West was 20,021 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Dewsbury West is 31, while the median age is lower at 29.

77.2% of people living in Dewsbury West were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 15.2% Pakistan, 1.3% India, 0.6% Scotland, 0.2% Wales, 0.2% Zimbabwe, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Philippines, 0.1% Iran, 0.1% Northern Ireland.

77.0% of people living in Dewsbury West speak English. The other top languages spoken are 10.6% Panjabi, 6.2% Urdu, 1.2% Gujarati, 1.1% Polish, 0.7% Pakistani Pahari, 0.5% Hungarian, 0.5% Kurdish, 0.4% South Asian Language, 0.3% Pashto.

The religious make up of Dewsbury West is 46.7% Muslim, 33.5% Christian, 13.0% No religion, 0.3% Sikh, 0.2% Hindu, 0.1% Buddhist. 1,152 people did not state a religion. 22 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

45.4% of people are married, 8.8% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.9% live with a partner of the same sex, 27.2% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.6% are separated or divorced. There are 911 widowed people living in Dewsbury West.

The top occupations listed by people in Dewsbury West are Process, plant and machine operatives 17.4%, Elementary 17.1%, Skilled trades 12.7%, Elementary administration and service 11.4%, Professional 10.1%, Sales and customer service 9.9%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.9%, Transport and mobile machine drivers and operatives 9.8%, Road Transport Drivers 8.9%, Administrative and secretarial 8.1%.

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