Merstham Demographics (Reigate and Banstead, England)

Merstham is a ward in Reigate and Banstead of South East, England and includes areas of Woodhurst Park, Merstham, South Merstham and Warwick Wold.

In the 2011 census the population of Merstham was 8,123 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Merstham is 38, while the median age is also 38.

86.2% of people living in Merstham were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.3% Scotland, 0.8% Wales, 0.7% South Africa, 0.7% Philippines, 0.7% Ireland, 0.7% India, 0.5% Northern Ireland, 0.4% Sri Lanka, 0.4% Pakistan.

95.0% of people living in Merstham speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.7% Portuguese, 0.5% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.5% Bengali, 0.4% Polish, 0.3% French, 0.2% Urdu, 0.2% Tamil, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% East Asian Language.

The religious make up of Merstham is 61.7% Christian, 26.6% No religion, 2.0% Muslim, 0.7% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Sikh, 0.1% Atheist. 591 people did not state a religion. 44 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

47.3% of people are married, 12.8% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 23.7% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.0% are separated or divorced. There are 369 widowed people living in Merstham.

The top occupations listed by people in Merstham are Professional 17.0%, Associate professional and technical 15.7%, Administrative and secretarial 12.5%, Caring, leisure and other service 11.8%, Managers, directors and senior officials 11.2%, Skilled trades 10.8%, Administrative 9.6%, Caring personal service 9.0%, Elementary 8.8%, Business and public service associate professionals 8.5%.

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