Central Demographics (Watford, England)

Central is a ward in Watford of East of England, England and includes areas of Meridan, Garston, North Watford, Nascot Wood, Station Estate, Cassiobury, Holywell, Callow Land, Oxhey, Cassio Bridge, Little Cassiobury, Station Est, West Watford, South Oxhey, Tolpits, Carpenders Park, Colney Butts, Cardiff Road Industrial Estate, Watford Heath, Watford Business Park and Croxley Business Park.

In the 2011 census the population of Central was 8,143 and is made up of approximately 48% females and 52% males.

The average age of people in Central is 34, while the median age is lower at 32.

61.0% of people living in Central were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 3.4% India, 3.2% Pakistan, 1.7% Sri Lanka, 1.5% Ireland, 1.1% Philippines, 1.1% Scotland, 1.1% South Africa, 0.9% Ghana, 0.9% Nigeria.

77.0% of people living in Central speak English. The other top languages spoken are 4.6% Polish, 2.1% Urdu, 1.3% Portuguese, 1.0% Romanian, 0.9% Hungarian, 0.9% Tamil, 0.7% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.7% French, 0.6% Sinhala.

The religious make up of Central is 49.4% Christian, 23.6% No religion, 11.3% Muslim, 4.9% Hindu, 1.3% Buddhist, 1.1% Jewish, 0.4% Sikh, 0.1% Humanist. 560 people did not state a religion. 35 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

31.5% of people are married, 15.8% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.0% live with a partner of the same sex, 35.5% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.3% are separated or divorced. There are 463 widowed people living in Central.

The top occupations listed by people in Central are Professional 21.0%, Associate professional and technical 15.9%, Elementary 12.1%, Elementary administration and service 11.1%, Administrative and secretarial 10.4%, Sales and customer service 9.5%, Skilled trades 9.3%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.3%, Business and public service associate professionals 8.2%, Administrative 7.8%.

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