Wem Demographics (Shropshire, England)

Wem is a ward in Shropshire of West Midlands, England and includes areas of Wem, Pool Head, Marchamley, Tilley, Barkers Green, Marchamley Wood, Horton, Highfields, Burlton, Moston Pool, Newtown, Noneley, Paddol Green, Wolverley, Loppington, Soulton, Petton, Aston, Lee Brockhurst, Weston, Common Wood, Lee Bridge, Rye Bank, Besford, Creamore, Rue Wood, Fox Holes, Besford Wood, Edstaston, Preston Brockhurst, Northwood, Clive, Tilley Village, Quina Brook, Platt Lane, Bronington, Hanmer, Prees, Coton, Prees Heath, Pinfold, Prees Green, The Cadney, Breaden Heath, Sandford, Welshend, Brownsbrook, College, Whixall, Darliston, Welsh End, Lacon, Fauls, Eglwys Cross, Waterloo, Higher Heath, Roundthorn, Ash, Hollinwood, Bettisfield, Twemlows and Upper College.

In the 2011 census the population of Wem was 8,324 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in Wem is 43, while the median age is higher at 44.

89.3% of people living in Wem were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 4.1% Wales, 1.2% Scotland, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Nigeria, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.1% United States, 0.1% Hong Kong , 0.1% Philippines.

97.6% of people living in Wem speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.4% Polish, 0.2% Cantonese Chinese, 0.1% German, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% Welsh/Cymraeg, 0.1% Romanian, 0.1% French.

The religious make up of Wem is 71.3% Christian, 20.4% No religion, 0.3% Muslim, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.1% Sikh. 597 people did not state a religion. 19 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 4 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

51.7% of people are married, 11.3% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.9% live with a partner of the same sex, 19.1% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.1% are separated or divorced. There are 426 widowed people living in Wem.

The top occupations listed by people in Wem are Skilled trades 16.7%, Professional 14.0%, Managers, directors and senior officials 12.0%, Elementary 11.8%, Caring, leisure and other service 11.4%, Administrative and secretarial 9.4%, Caring personal service 9.4%, Associate professional and technical 9.4%, Elementary administration and service 8.3%, Process, plant and machine operatives 8.2%.

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