Leighton Demographics (Cheshire East, England)

Leighton is a ward in Cheshire East of North West, England and includes areas of Leighton, Minshull Vernon and Warmingham.

In the 2011 census the population of Leighton was 5,414 and is made up of approximately 48% females and 52% males.

The average age of people in Leighton is 34, while the median age is higher at 36.

92.3% of people living in Leighton were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.4% Wales, 1.3% Scotland, 0.4% Ireland, 0.3% India, 0.2% Hong Kong , 0.2% Bangladesh, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.1% Iran, 0.1% South America.

97.4% of people living in Leighton speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.9% Polish, 0.3% Bengali, 0.2% Turkish, 0.2% All other Chinese, 0.2% Thai, 0.1% Bulgarian, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% Italian, 0.1% Persian/Farsi.

The religious make up of Leighton is 69.9% Christian, 22.5% No religion, 1.0% Muslim, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.2% Hindu. 295 people did not state a religion. 22 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

56.9% of people are married, 13.7% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.4% live with a partner of the same sex, 20.1% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 6.3% are separated or divorced. There are 198 widowed people living in Leighton.

The top occupations listed by people in Leighton are Professional 14.9%, Administrative and secretarial 13.0%, Skilled trades 11.8%, Associate professional and technical 11.8%, Elementary 10.7%, Managers, directors and senior officials 10.2%, Administrative 9.6%, Process, plant and machine operatives 9.5%, Elementary administration and service 9.2%, Caring, leisure and other service 9.1%.

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