Moorside Demographics (Bury, England)

Moorside is a ward in Bury of North West, England and includes areas of Walmersley, Fairfield, Hudcar Lane Ind Est, Bury Business Centre, Heady Hill, Pretty Wood, Jericho, Chesham, Higher Chesham, Birtle, Chesham Ind Est, Chesham Fold, Portland Ind Est, Nangreaves, Fern Grove, Woodgate Hill, Summerseat, Baldingstone, Gollinrod, Rowlands, Mount Pleasant, Fern Hill Business Centre, Limefield, Bevis Green and Wood Road.

In the 2011 census the population of Moorside was 11,985 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Moorside is 37, while the median age is lower at 36.

86.8% of people living in Moorside were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 3.7% Pakistan, 1.2% Scotland, 0.9% Ireland, 0.6% Northern Ireland, 0.4% Zimbabwe, 0.4% Wales, 0.3% India, 0.3% Iran, 0.2% China.

92.3% of people living in Moorside speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.7% Panjabi, 1.5% Urdu, 0.9% Polish, 0.4% Persian/Farsi, 0.4% Arabic, 0.3% Pashto, 0.2% French, 0.2% Italian, 0.1% African language.

The religious make up of Moorside is 60.8% Christian, 19.7% No religion, 11.8% Muslim, 0.3% Jewish, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.2% Hindu, 0.1% Sikh. 768 people did not state a religion. 34 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 3 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

38.2% of people are married, 13.8% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.9% live with a partner of the same sex, 28.4% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 10.4% are separated or divorced. There are 687 widowed people living in Moorside.

The top occupations listed by people in Moorside are Elementary 13.8%, Caring, leisure and other service 12.5%, Professional 12.5%, Elementary administration and service 12.0%, Skilled trades 11.5%, Sales and customer service 11.4%, Process, plant and machine operatives 11.1%, Administrative and secretarial 10.8%, Caring personal service 9.7%, Associate professional and technical 9.0%.

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