Sheldon Demographics (Birmingham, England)

Sheldon is a ward in Birmingham of West Midlands, England and includes areas of Sheldon, Elmdon, Birmingham Airport, Yardley, Kitts Green, Tile Cross and Lea Village.

In the 2011 census the population of Sheldon was 21,817 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

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

88.9% of people living in Sheldon were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.2% Ireland, 1.2% Pakistan, 0.8% Wales, 0.7% India, 0.6% Scotland, 0.6% Bangladesh, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.4% Jamaica, 0.2% Philippines.

95.1% of people living in Sheldon speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.8% Urdu, 0.7% Bengali, 0.5% Panjabi, 0.5% Polish, 0.3% Somali, 0.2% Pakistani Pahari, 0.2% All other Chinese, 0.1% Gujarati, 0.1% Arabic.

The religious make up of Sheldon is 62.9% Christian, 21.6% No religion, 6.5% Muslim, 1.2% Sikh, 0.6% Hindu, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.1% Jewish. 1,374 people did not state a religion. 38 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 2 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

42.5% of people are married, 10.6% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.5% live with a partner of the same sex, 28.0% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.6% are separated or divorced. There are 1,117 widowed people living in Sheldon.

The top occupations listed by people in Sheldon are Administrative and secretarial 15.1%, Skilled trades 14.1%, Elementary 12.8%, Administrative 11.7%, Elementary administration and service 11.4%, Professional 11.0%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.6%, Associate professional and technical 10.2%, Process, plant and machine operatives 9.9%, Sales and customer service 9.4%.

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