Higher Croft Demographics (Blackburn with Darwen, England)

Higher Croft is a ward in Blackburn with Darwen of North West, England and includes areas of Longshaw, Higher Croft and Grimshaw Park.

In the 2011 census the population of Higher Croft was 7,840 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in Higher Croft is 35, while the median age is lower at 34.

88.9% of people living in Higher Croft were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.7% Scotland, 1.0% Northern Ireland, 0.9% India, 0.6% Ireland, 0.4% Philippines, 0.4% Wales, 0.3% Pakistan, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% North Africa.

95.8% of people living in Higher Croft speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.7% Polish, 0.4% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.3% Malayalam, 0.3% Arabic, 0.1% Urdu, 0.1% British sign language, 0.1% Panjabi, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Lithuanian.

The religious make up of Higher Croft is 68.0% Christian, 21.6% No religion, 3.1% Muslim, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.2% Hindu, 0.1% Sikh. 483 people did not state a religion. 20 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 6 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

37.6% of people are married, 16.2% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.9% live with a partner of the same sex, 28.1% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 11.1% are separated or divorced. There are 493 widowed people living in Higher Croft.

The top occupations listed by people in Higher Croft are Elementary 15.6%, Professional 13.0%, Caring, leisure and other service 12.8%, Elementary administration and service 12.6%, Process, plant and machine operatives 11.8%, Skilled trades 10.9%, Caring personal service 10.3%, Administrative and secretarial 9.9%, Associate professional and technical 9.1%, Managers, directors and senior officials 9.1%.