Leiston Demographics (Suffolk Coastal, England)

Leiston is a ward in Suffolk Coastal of East of England, England and includes areas of Theberton, Potter's Street, Poplar Street, Thorpeness, Aldringham-Cum-Thorpe, North End, Eastbridge, Thorpe, Sizewell and Aldringham.

In the 2011 census the population of Leiston was 6,360 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Leiston is 43, while the median age is higher at 44.

93.4% of people living in Leiston were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.1% Scotland, 0.5% Wales, 0.4% Ireland, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% United States, 0.3% India, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.2% China.

97.6% of people living in Leiston speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.3% All other Chinese, 0.3% Hungarian, 0.2% Lithuanian, 0.2% Romanian, 0.2% Latvian, 0.2% Polish, 0.1% German, 0.1% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.1% Malayalam.

The religious make up of Leiston is 59.2% Christian, 30.8% No religion, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish, 0.2% Muslim, 0.1% Sikh, 0.1% Agnostic. 537 people did not state a religion. 23 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

48.5% of people are married, 13.9% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.0% live with a partner of the same sex, 19.5% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.8% are separated or divorced. There are 356 widowed people living in Leiston.

The top occupations listed by people in Leiston are Skilled trades 19.4%, Elementary 16.6%, Elementary administration and service 13.3%, Caring, leisure and other service 13.2%, Caring personal service 10.3%, Professional 9.6%, Process, plant and machine operatives 8.9%, Administrative and secretarial 8.8%, Associate professional and technical 8.3%, Managers, directors and senior officials 7.8%.

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