Shirley East Demographics (Solihull, England)

Shirley East is a ward in Solihull of West Midlands, England and includes areas of Shirley and Sharmans Cross.

In the 2011 census the population of Shirley East was 11,667 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in Shirley East is 41, while the median age is higher at 42.

87.6% of people living in Shirley East were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.1% India, 1.6% Ireland, 1.3% Wales, 1.2% Pakistan, 0.9% Scotland, 0.8% Kenya, 0.3% Hong Kong , 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.2% South Africa.

95.7% of people living in Shirley East speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.3% Gujarati, 0.6% Urdu, 0.5% Panjabi, 0.2% All other Chinese, 0.1% Arabic, 0.1% Hindi, 0.1% Bengali, 0.1% Turkish, 0.1% French.

The religious make up of Shirley East is 63.6% Christian, 17.1% No religion, 5.1% Muslim, 4.4% Hindu, 2.7% Sikh, 0.2% Jewish, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.1% Agnostic. 701 people did not state a religion. 28 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

53.7% of people are married, 6.8% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.4% live with a partner of the same sex, 23.2% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 7.3% are separated or divorced. There are 520 widowed people living in Shirley East.

The top occupations listed by people in Shirley East are Professional 22.8%, Administrative and secretarial 14.1%, Associate professional and technical 13.5%, Managers, directors and senior officials 11.8%, Administrative 10.2%, Skilled trades 9.4%, Sales and customer service 8.6%, Corporate managers and directors 8.2%, Elementary 8.1%, Business and public service associate professionals 7.7%.

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