Forest Demographics (Blaby, England)

Forest is a ward in Blaby of East Midlands, England and includes areas of Braunstone, Thorpe Astley, Kirby Fields and Leicester Forest East.

In the 2011 census the population of Forest was 7,128 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Forest is 40, while the median age is also 40.

89.2% of people living in Forest were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.4% India, 0.9% Scotland, 0.8% Kenya, 0.7% Wales, 0.5% Ireland, 0.4% Hong Kong , 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% South America.

95.2% of people living in Forest speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.2% Gujarati, 1.2% Panjabi, 0.4% Polish, 0.3% Cantonese Chinese, 0.2% Hindi, 0.1% Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian, 0.1% Latvian, 0.1% African language, 0.1% Swahili/Kiswahili.

The religious make up of Forest is 55.3% Christian, 26.2% No religion, 5.8% Hindu, 4.3% Sikh, 1.3% Muslim, 0.1% Buddhist, 0.1% Jewish. 433 people did not state a religion. 30 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

55.9% of people are married, 11.2% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.9% live with a partner of the same sex, 19.1% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 6.2% are separated or divorced. There are 256 widowed people living in Forest.

The top occupations listed by people in Forest are Professional 17.5%, Associate professional and technical 13.7%, Administrative and secretarial 13.4%, Managers, directors and senior officials 12.7%, Skilled trades 11.8%, Administrative 10.1%, Corporate managers and directors 9.0%, Sales and customer service 8.6%, Caring, leisure and other service 8.4%, Elementary 8.0%.

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