South Petherton Demographics (South Somerset, England)

South Petherton is a ward in South Somerset of South West, England and includes areas of Wigborough, Yeabridge, Compton Durville, Lopen, Southay, Lake, East Lambrook, Watergore, Over Stratton, Middle Lambrook, Lopenhead, Bridge, Moor, Drayton, West Lambrook, Knapp Hill and New Cross.

In the 2011 census the population of South Petherton was 4,866 and is made up of approximately 53% females and 47% males.

The average age of people in South Petherton is 47, while the median age is higher at 49.

92.3% of people living in South Petherton were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.9% Wales, 1.5% Scotland, 0.5% Northern Ireland, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% Ireland, 0.2% India, 0.2% South America, 0.2% Australia, 0.2% United States.

99.5% of people living in South Petherton speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.1% Polish, 0.1% Spanish.

The religious make up of South Petherton is 66.4% Christian, 24.2% No religion, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.1% Atheist, 0.1% Agnostic, 0.1% Humanist, 0.1% Muslim. 367 people did not state a religion. 9 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

54.8% of people are married, 11.5% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.5% live with a partner of the same sex, 15.5% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 7.2% are separated or divorced. There are 227 widowed people living in South Petherton.

The top occupations listed by people in South Petherton are Professional 18.9%, Skilled trades 16.3%, Managers, directors and senior officials 13.5%, Associate professional and technical 10.6%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.2%, Administrative and secretarial 10.0%, Elementary 8.4%, Caring personal service 8.3%, Corporate managers and directors 7.9%, Administrative 7.0%.