Piddle Valley Demographics (West Dorset, England)

Piddle Valley is a ward in West Dorset of South West, England and includes areas of Plush, Higher Burton, Bramblecombe, Nether Cerne, Puddletown, Up Cerne, Lyons Gate, Hilfield, Briantspuddle, Cross Lanes, Lower Ansty, Crawthorne, Lower Burton, Piddlehinton, Piddletrenthide, Burleston, Turnerspuddle, Duntish, Cosmore, Cheselbourne, Forston, Buckland Newton, Dewlish, White Lackington, Chebbard, Athelhampton, Throop, Alton Pancras, Higher Ansty, Tolpuddle, Lower Waterston, West Pulham, Binghams Melcombe, Melcombe Bingham, Minterne Parva, Minterne Magna, Beaulieu Wood, Waterston, Druce, Godmanstone, Higher Waterston, Bingham's Melcombe, Ansty, Cokers Frome, Milborne Wood, Henley, Folly, Melcombe Horsey, Hermitage, Frome Whitfield, Higher Melcombe, Batcombe, Cerne Abbas, Pulham, Aller, Affpuddle and Charminster.

In the 2011 census the population of Piddle Valley was 1,988 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Piddle Valley is 45, while the median age is higher at 48.

91.8% of people living in Piddle Valley were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.6% Wales, 1.3% Scotland, 0.5% Northern Ireland, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% India, 0.3% South Africa, 0.2% Kenya, 0.2% Philippines, 0.2% Zimbabwe.

98.9% of people living in Piddle Valley speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Polish, 0.2% South Asian Language, 0.1% Urdu, 0.1% German, 0.1% Tamil, 0.1% Cantonese Chinese, 0.1% Scots, 0.1% Panjabi.

The religious make up of Piddle Valley is 67.9% Christian, 22.9% No religion, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.3% Muslim, 0.2% Hindu, 0.1% Agnostic, 0.1% Humanist. 150 people did not state a religion. 6 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

60.7% of people are married, 8.9% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.8% live with a partner of the same sex, 15.6% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 5.8% are separated or divorced. There are 76 widowed people living in Piddle Valley.

The top occupations listed by people in Piddle Valley are Skilled trades 21.0%, Professional 18.4%, Managers, directors and senior officials 13.1%, Associate professional and technical 11.6%, Elementary 9.9%, Administrative and secretarial 9.8%, Skilled agricultural and related trades 9.1%, Agricultural and Related Trades 9.1%, Caring, leisure and other service 6.9%, Business and public service associate professionals 6.8%.

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