Besses Demographics (Bury, England)

Besses is a ward in Bury of North West, England and includes areas of Half Acre, Lilly Hill, Lily Hill, Park Lane, Besses O'th Barn, Whitefield, Stand, Moss Lane Ind Est and Albert Close Trading Estate.

In the 2011 census the population of Besses was 10,664 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in Besses is 38, while the median age is lower at 37.

88.1% of people living in Besses were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.4% Scotland, 1.2% Ireland, 0.7% Pakistan, 0.6% Northern Ireland, 0.5% Wales, 0.5% India, 0.4% Zimbabwe, 0.3% Jamaica, 0.3% Nigeria.

95.0% of people living in Besses speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.1% Polish, 0.4% Urdu, 0.3% Lithuanian, 0.2% Persian/Farsi, 0.2% All other Chinese, 0.2% Arabic, 0.2% Gujarati, 0.2% Panjabi, 0.2% Cantonese Chinese.

The religious make up of Besses is 65.7% Christian, 19.8% No religion, 3.3% Jewish, 3.2% Muslim, 0.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.2% Sikh. 673 people did not state a religion. 22 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 2 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

40.5% of people are married, 12.4% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 27.8% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 10.5% are separated or divorced. There are 607 widowed people living in Besses.

The top occupations listed by people in Besses are Professional 13.5%, Administrative and secretarial 13.3%, Elementary 11.7%, Skilled trades 11.3%, Associate professional and technical 11.3%, Caring, leisure and other service 11.1%, Sales and customer service 11.0%, Elementary administration and service 10.4%, Administrative 10.0%, Sales 8.6%.