Whitley Demographics (Reading, England)

Whitley is a ward in Reading of South East, England and includes areas of Southern Hill, Great Lea Common and Whitley Wood.

In the 2011 census the population of Whitley was 11,460 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Whitley is 33, while the median age is lower at 31.

79.5% of people living in Whitley were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.0% Pakistan, 1.7% India, 1.0% Ghana, 0.9% Wales, 0.8% Scotland, 0.7% Nigeria, 0.6% Ireland, 0.5% Kenya, 0.5% Bangladesh.

89.9% of people living in Whitley speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.8% Polish, 1.2% Urdu, 0.8% Nepalese, 0.5% Panjabi, 0.4% Portuguese, 0.4% Bengali, 0.4% Akan, 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% Swahili/Kiswahili.

The religious make up of Whitley is 50.8% Christian, 31.4% No religion, 7.2% Muslim, 2.0% Hindu, 0.5% Buddhist, 0.5% Sikh, 0.2% Jewish, 0.1% Atheist. 774 people did not state a religion. 36 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 2 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

39.7% of people are married, 13.5% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 30.3% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.1% are separated or divorced. There are 564 widowed people living in Whitley.

The top occupations listed by people in Whitley are Elementary 16.5%, Elementary administration and service 15.0%, Professional 13.7%, Skilled trades 12.1%, Caring, leisure and other service 11.5%, Sales and customer service 10.7%, Administrative and secretarial 10.4%, Associate professional and technical 10.0%, Sales 8.8%, Caring personal service 8.7%.

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