St James Demographics (Oldham, England)

St James is a ward in Oldham of North West, England and includes areas of Watersheddings, Grains, Strinedale, Higginshaw, Grains Bar, Clough, Moorside, Fullwood, Springfields, Sholver, Moorside St. Thomas, Crowley, Higher Barrowshaw, Moss Hey, Shaw Edge, Heyside, Broadbent, Counthill and Greenacres.

In the 2011 census the population of St James was 11,653 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in St James is 35, while the median age is also 35.

94.1% of people living in St James were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.0% Scotland, 0.5% Ireland, 0.5% Northern Ireland, 0.4% Wales, 0.3% Pakistan, 0.2% Zimbabwe, 0.1% South Africa, 0.1% Nigeria, 0.1% India.

97.9% of people living in St James speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.5% Polish, 0.2% French, 0.1% African language, 0.1% Bengali, 0.1% Urdu, 0.1% Portuguese, 0.1% British sign language, 0.1% Panjabi, 0.1% Shona.

The religious make up of St James is 69.3% Christian, 22.9% No religion, 1.0% Muslim, 0.1% Buddhist, 0.1% Hindu, 0.1% Sikh, 0.1% Jewish. 694 people did not state a religion. 28 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 8 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

39.5% of people are married, 16.0% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.5% live with a partner of the same sex, 28.1% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 10.4% are separated or divorced. There are 616 widowed people living in St James.

The top occupations listed by people in St James are Skilled trades 14.7%, Elementary 14.5%, Caring, leisure and other service 13.0%, Elementary administration and service 12.2%, Administrative and secretarial 11.2%, Caring personal service 10.2%, Professional 10.2%, Process, plant and machine operatives 9.8%, Associate professional and technical 9.7%, Managers, directors and senior officials 8.7%.

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