Ardingly and Balcombe Demographics (Mid Sussex, England)

Ardingly and Balcombe is a ward in Mid Sussex of South East, England and includes areas of Slaugham, Staplefield, Stapleford Common, Highbrook, West Hill, Handcross, Hapstead, Balcombe, Brantridge, Slaugham Park and Ardingly.

In the 2011 census the population of Ardingly and Balcombe was 6,031 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Ardingly and Balcombe is 39, while the median age is higher at 40.

87.2% of people living in Ardingly and Balcombe were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.3% Scotland, 1.1% Wales, 0.7% Ireland, 0.6% Hong Kong , 0.5% South Africa, 0.5% United States, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.4% Australia, 0.2% South America.

96.4% of people living in Ardingly and Balcombe speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.6% Polish, 0.5% German, 0.3% All other Chinese, 0.3% French, 0.2% Cantonese Chinese, 0.2% Hungarian, 0.2% Romanian, 0.1% Danish, 0.1% Spanish.

The religious make up of Ardingly and Balcombe is 64.8% Christian, 26.0% No religion, 0.3% Muslim, 0.3% Jewish, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.1% Hindu, 0.1% Atheist. 437 people did not state a religion. 27 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 2 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

53.3% of people are married, 11.2% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.0% live with a partner of the same sex, 19.9% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 7.9% are separated or divorced. There are 275 widowed people living in Ardingly and Balcombe.

The top occupations listed by people in Ardingly and Balcombe are Professional 19.4%, Managers, directors and senior officials 15.3%, Associate professional and technical 14.7%, Skilled trades 11.2%, Caring, leisure and other service 10.6%, Corporate managers and directors 10.0%, Administrative and secretarial 9.7%, Elementary 9.6%, Business and public service associate professionals 9.3%, Elementary administration and service 7.8%.

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