Highwoods Demographics (Colchester, England)

Highwoods is a ward in Colchester of East of England, England and includes areas of Severalls Industrial Park, Highwoods and Colchester Business Park.

In the 2011 census the population of Highwoods was 9,987 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Highwoods is 34, while the median age is lower at 33.

84.9% of people living in Highwoods were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.3% Scotland, 0.8% India, 0.7% Wales, 0.7% Sri Lanka, 0.6% Philippines, 0.5% Ireland, 0.5% South Africa, 0.4% North Africa, 0.4% Northern Ireland.

93.6% of people living in Highwoods speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.0% Polish, 0.8% Arabic, 0.4% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.4% Lithuanian, 0.3% All other Chinese, 0.2% Nepalese, 0.2% Cantonese Chinese, 0.2% Sinhala, 0.2% Russian.

The religious make up of Highwoods is 53.9% Christian, 33.5% No religion, 2.4% Muslim, 1.1% Buddhist, 1.0% Hindu, 0.2% Sikh, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Agnostic. 692 people did not state a religion. 29 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 5 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

45.3% of people are married, 15.8% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.6% live with a partner of the same sex, 24.0% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 10.3% are separated or divorced. There are 568 widowed people living in Highwoods.

The top occupations listed by people in Highwoods are Professional 19.5%, Associate professional and technical 14.5%, Administrative and secretarial 12.5%, Managers, directors and senior officials 11.5%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.6%, Skilled trades 9.5%, Administrative 9.5%, Elementary 9.0%, Corporate managers and directors 8.5%, Sales and customer service 8.4%.

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