Shirley West Demographics (Solihull, England)

Shirley West is a ward in Solihull of West Midlands, England and includes areas of Shirley, Cheswick Green, Monks Path, Blossomfield, Shirley Heath, Tidbury Green and Dickens Heath.

In the 2011 census the population of Shirley West was 11,943 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in Shirley West is 41, while the median age is higher at 42.

90.8% of people living in Shirley West were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.5% Ireland, 1.1% India, 0.9% Wales, 0.8% Pakistan, 0.6% Scotland, 0.6% Kenya, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Hong Kong , 0.2% Jamaica.

96.7% of people living in Shirley West speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.8% Gujarati, 0.4% Panjabi, 0.4% Urdu, 0.2% All other Chinese, 0.1% Arabic, 0.1% Cantonese Chinese, 0.1% Polish, 0.1% Portuguese, 0.1% Greek.

The religious make up of Shirley West is 64.4% Christian, 20.5% No religion, 3.1% Muslim, 2.4% Hindu, 1.8% Sikh, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish, 0.1% Agnostic. 803 people did not state a religion. 24 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

49.1% of people are married, 9.7% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.6% live with a partner of the same sex, 23.4% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.6% are separated or divorced. There are 638 widowed people living in Shirley West.

The top occupations listed by people in Shirley West are Professional 17.9%, Administrative and secretarial 14.2%, Associate professional and technical 13.3%, Skilled trades 12.0%, Administrative 10.9%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.0%, Sales and customer service 9.2%, Elementary 9.0%, Caring, leisure and other service 8.9%, Elementary administration and service 8.1%.

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