Meriden Demographics (Watford, England)

Meriden is a ward in Watford of East of England, England.

In the 2011 census the population of Meriden was 7,832 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

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

81.1% of people living in Meriden were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.8% Ireland, 1.3% India, 0.9% Scotland, 0.8% Wales, 0.8% Sri Lanka, 0.8% Pakistan, 0.7% Nigeria, 0.7% Zimbabwe, 0.4% Kenya.

92.2% of people living in Meriden speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.5% Polish, 0.5% Urdu, 0.4% French, 0.4% Tamil, 0.4% Gujarati, 0.4% Italian, 0.3% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.3% Portuguese, 0.3% Bulgarian.

The religious make up of Meriden is 60.7% Christian, 23.0% No religion, 3.6% Muslim, 2.9% Hindu, 0.6% Jewish, 0.6% Buddhist, 0.3% Sikh, 0.1% Agnostic. 559 people did not state a religion. 24 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

43.0% of people are married, 12.0% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.5% live with a partner of the same sex, 26.7% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 9.1% are separated or divorced. There are 414 widowed people living in Meriden.

The top occupations listed by people in Meriden are Professional 14.0%, Administrative and secretarial 13.4%, Skilled trades 12.7%, Elementary 12.5%, Associate professional and technical 12.3%, Elementary administration and service 11.5%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.9%, Administrative 9.5%, Sales and customer service 8.8%, Managers, directors and senior officials 8.3%.