Ashton Demographics (Preston, England)

Ashton is a ward in Preston of North West, England and includes areas of Ashton-On-Ribble, Lea, Ashton Five Lane Ends, Greaves Town, Ashton Bank, Larches and Ashton On Ribble.

In the 2011 census the population of Ashton was 4,459 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Ashton is 39, while the median age is lower at 37.

89.7% of people living in Ashton were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.7% Scotland, 1.1% India, 0.8% Northern Ireland, 0.7% Ireland, 0.6% Wales, 0.5% China, 0.2% Kenya, 0.2% United States, 0.2% Philippines.

95.9% of people living in Ashton speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.1% Polish, 0.6% Gujarati, 0.4% All other Chinese, 0.2% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.2% Russian, 0.1% Portuguese, 0.1% Mandarin Chinese, 0.1% Dutch, 0.1% Panjabi.

The religious make up of Ashton is 67.8% Christian, 20.4% No religion, 1.9% Muslim, 1.7% Hindu, 0.6% Sikh, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.2% Atheist, 0.1% Agnostic. 269 people did not state a religion. 22 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

40.2% of people are married, 13.4% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.6% live with a partner of the same sex, 32.0% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 7.2% are separated or divorced. There are 210 widowed people living in Ashton.

The top occupations listed by people in Ashton are Professional 20.5%, Associate professional and technical 12.2%, Skilled trades 11.5%, Administrative and secretarial 11.2%, Sales and customer service 10.5%, Elementary 9.9%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.6%, Administrative 9.5%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.5%, Elementary administration and service 8.5%.

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