Read and Simonstone Demographics (Ribble Valley, England)

Read and Simonstone is a ward in Ribble Valley of North West, England and includes areas of Padiham, Simonstone Business Park, Read, Hapton and Simonstone.

In the 2011 census the population of Read and Simonstone was 2,573 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in Read and Simonstone is 43, while the median age is higher at 46.

93.4% of people living in Read and Simonstone were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.6% Scotland, 0.7% Wales, 0.7% Northern Ireland, 0.4% Ireland, 0.3% India, 0.2% United States, 0.2% Zimbabwe, 0.2% South Africa, 0.1% South America.

98.9% of people living in Read and Simonstone speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.3% Polish, 0.1% German, 0.1% Arabic, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% French, 0.1% Thai, 0.1% Russian, 0.1% Hindi.

The religious make up of Read and Simonstone is 79.8% Christian, 13.4% No religion, 0.4% Hindu, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.3% Muslim. 128 people did not state a religion. 12 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

58.3% of people are married, 7.3% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.0% live with a partner of the same sex, 18.1% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 7.3% are separated or divorced. There are 114 widowed people living in Read and Simonstone.

The top occupations listed by people in Read and Simonstone are Professional 22.2%, Managers, directors and senior officials 14.5%, Associate professional and technical 13.8%, Administrative and secretarial 13.8%, Skilled trades 10.0%, Corporate managers and directors 9.5%, Administrative 9.3%, Caring, leisure and other service 8.1%, Business and public service associate professionals 7.2%, Teaching and educational professionals 7.1%.