Balderstone and Kirkholt Demographics (Rochdale, England)

Balderstone and Kirkholt is a ward in Rochdale of North West, England and includes areas of Castleton, Royle Hill, Trows, Chesham, Buersil Head, Kirkholt, Top O Th Hill, Cowm Top, Trub, Sand Hole, Trans Pennine Ind Est, Gravel Hole, Kingsway Business Park, Balderstone, Buersil, Turf Hill, Osborne Park, The Cray, Thornham, Ladyhouse, Burnedge, Green Gate, Newhey, Milnrow and Pleasant View.

In the 2011 census the population of Balderstone and Kirkholt was 10,422 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in Balderstone and Kirkholt is 36, while the median age is also 36.

85.8% of people living in Balderstone and Kirkholt were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.9% Pakistan, 1.3% Ireland, 1.0% Scotland, 0.7% Zimbabwe, 0.7% Northern Ireland, 0.7% Wales, 0.4% India, 0.3% Nigeria, 0.2% Bangladesh.

91.9% of people living in Balderstone and Kirkholt speak English. The other top languages spoken are 2.8% Polish, 1.8% Urdu, 1.1% Panjabi, 0.3% Portuguese, 0.3% Shona, 0.2% Bengali, 0.1% Pakistani Pahari, 0.1% Kurdish, 0.1% Lithuanian.

The religious make up of Balderstone and Kirkholt is 62.0% Christian, 21.3% No religion, 9.9% Muslim, 0.5% Hindu, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Buddhist. 572 people did not state a religion. 16 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 5 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

38.1% of people are married, 12.8% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.9% live with a partner of the same sex, 28.9% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 11.5% are separated or divorced. There are 666 widowed people living in Balderstone and Kirkholt.

The top occupations listed by people in Balderstone and Kirkholt are Elementary 15.3%, Caring, leisure and other service 13.1%, Elementary administration and service 12.9%, Professional 12.1%, Skilled trades 11.5%, Caring personal service 11.2%, Process, plant and machine operatives 10.6%, Administrative and secretarial 10.3%, Sales and customer service 10.1%, Associate professional and technical 8.8%.

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