Watling Demographics (Medway, England)

Watling is a ward in Medway of South East, England and includes areas of Rainham.

In the 2011 census the population of Watling was 9,243 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Watling is 40, while the median age is higher at 41.

87.6% of people living in Watling were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.1% India, 1.2% Scotland, 0.8% Ireland, 0.7% Wales, 0.4% Pakistan, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.3% Kenya, 0.3% Hong Kong , 0.2% Nigeria.

95.5% of people living in Watling speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.0% Panjabi, 0.5% Polish, 0.3% Gujarati, 0.2% Turkish, 0.2% All other Chinese, 0.2% Slovak, 0.2% Latvian, 0.1% Lithuanian, 0.1% Italian.

The religious make up of Watling is 58.3% Christian, 27.0% No religion, 2.7% Sikh, 2.2% Muslim, 1.1% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.1% Atheist. 719 people did not state a religion. 34 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 2 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

51.8% of people are married, 10.4% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.5% live with a partner of the same sex, 24.0% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 7.2% are separated or divorced. There are 371 widowed people living in Watling.

The top occupations listed by people in Watling are Professional 15.8%, Administrative and secretarial 13.5%, Skilled trades 12.3%, Associate professional and technical 11.9%, Elementary 10.2%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.1%, Administrative 9.5%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.3%, Sales and customer service 8.6%, Elementary administration and service 8.5%.