Strood Rural Demographics (Medway, England)

Strood Rural is a ward in Medway of South East, England and includes areas of Wainscott, Cliffe Woods, Strood, Upnor, Lower Upnor, Upper Upnor, Frindsbury, Medway City Estate, Hoo, High Halstow, Cooling, Lodge Hill, St. Mary Hoo, Chattenden, Fenn Street Corner, Mid Higham, Higham, Cliffe and Lower Higham.

In the 2011 census the population of Strood Rural was 13,805 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Strood Rural is 39, while the median age is higher at 40.

92.8% of people living in Strood Rural were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.0% India, 0.7% Scotland, 0.5% Wales, 0.5% Ireland, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.3% Nigeria, 0.3% South Africa, 0.2% Hong Kong , 0.1% Zimbabwe.

98.2% of people living in Strood Rural speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.4% Panjabi, 0.1% Cantonese Chinese, 0.1% French, 0.1% Hindi, 0.1% Urdu, 0.1% Turkish, 0.1% Thai, 0.1% Portuguese, 0.1% Malayalam.

The religious make up of Strood Rural is 64.2% Christian, 25.6% No religion, 1.5% Sikh, 0.4% Hindu, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.3% Muslim. 930 people did not state a religion. 34 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

53.1% of people are married, 12.2% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.4% live with a partner of the same sex, 20.0% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 7.6% are separated or divorced. There are 605 widowed people living in Strood Rural.

The top occupations listed by people in Strood Rural are Skilled trades 14.4%, Professional 14.1%, Administrative and secretarial 13.5%, Associate professional and technical 13.0%, Managers, directors and senior officials 11.2%, Administrative 9.6%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.3%, Elementary 8.8%, Process, plant and machine operatives 8.3%, Corporate managers and directors 7.6%.

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