Beacon Demographics (Newark and Sherwood, England)

Beacon is a ward in Newark and Sherwood of East Midlands, England and includes areas of Devon Bridge, Appletongate, Ramcroft, Coddington, Barnby, Danethorpe, Newark Industrial Estate, Winthorpe and Northern Road Industrial Estate.

In the 2011 census the population of Beacon was 7,335 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Beacon is 38, while the median age is also 38.

87.5% of people living in Beacon were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.4% Scotland, 0.7% Wales, 0.6% Ireland, 0.4% India, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% United States, 0.2% Hong Kong , 0.1% Jamaica.

92.9% of people living in Beacon speak English. The other top languages spoken are 3.1% Polish, 2.0% Lithuanian, 0.3% Russian, 0.2% Hungarian, 0.2% Spanish, 0.1% Portuguese, 0.1% Cantonese Chinese, 0.1% French, 0.1% Bengali.

The religious make up of Beacon is 64.4% Christian, 26.7% No religion, 0.5% Muslim, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.3% Hindu, 0.2% Sikh, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Atheist. 497 people did not state a religion. 16 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 4 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

47.1% of people are married, 15.4% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 20.6% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.9% are separated or divorced. There are 487 widowed people living in Beacon.

The top occupations listed by people in Beacon are Professional 14.1%, Elementary 12.6%, Associate professional and technical 12.1%, Skilled trades 11.1%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.8%, Process, plant and machine operatives 10.6%, Elementary administration and service 10.6%, Sales and customer service 9.9%, Administrative and secretarial 9.8%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.0%.

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