Altofts and Whitwood Demographics (Wakefield, England)

Altofts and Whitwood is a ward in Wakefield of Yorkshire and The Humber, England and includes areas of Glasshoughton, Hightown, Cutsyke, Whitwood, Low Common, Birkwood Common, Altofts, Haw Hill, Woodhouse Moor and Lower Altofts.

In the 2011 census the population of Altofts and Whitwood was 16,267 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Altofts and Whitwood is 40, while the median age is also 40.

95.3% of people living in Altofts and Whitwood were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 0.9% Scotland, 0.4% Wales, 0.2% Zimbabwe, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% India, 0.1% South Africa, 0.1% Hong Kong , 0.1% China.

98.3% of people living in Altofts and Whitwood speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.7% Polish, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Cantonese Chinese, 0.1% Latvian, 0.1% Gujarati.

The religious make up of Altofts and Whitwood is 67.5% Christian, 24.0% No religion, 0.4% Muslim, 0.2% Hindu, 0.1% Buddhist, 0.1% Sikh, 0.1% Agnostic. 1,133 people did not state a religion. 37 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 4 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

47.3% of people are married, 16.1% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 20.3% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.5% are separated or divorced. There are 825 widowed people living in Altofts and Whitwood.

The top occupations listed by people in Altofts and Whitwood are Elementary 15.4%, Elementary administration and service 13.7%, Skilled trades 12.1%, Administrative and secretarial 12.1%, Associate professional and technical 11.7%, Process, plant and machine operatives 10.7%, Professional 10.6%, Administrative 9.6%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.2%, Sales and customer service 9.2%.

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