The Beacon Demographics (North Dorset, England)

The Beacon is a ward in North Dorset of South West, England and includes areas of Ludwell, Donhead St. Andrew, Birdbush, Donhead St. Mary, Woodbridge, East Melbury, Margaret Marsh, Compton Abbas, Birobush, Guys Marsh, Ferne, West Orchard, Kit Hill, Fontmell Magna, East Orchard, Twyford, Hartgrove, Cann, Bedchester, Charlton, Cherry Orchard, Berwick St. John, West Melbury, Stour Row, Gore Common, Blackven Common, Melbury Abbas and Cann Common.

In the 2011 census the population of The Beacon was 2,277 and is made up of approximately 44% females and 56% males.

The average age of people in The Beacon is 45, while the median age is higher at 47.

88.5% of people living in The Beacon were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.0% Scotland, 1.8% Wales, 0.6% Ireland, 0.4% South Africa, 0.4% United States, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.3% Australia, 0.3% Zimbabwe, 0.3% India.

97.9% of people living in The Beacon speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.3% Polish, 0.2% Portuguese, 0.2% French, 0.2% German, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Welsh/Cymraeg, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% Czech, 0.1% Turkish.

The religious make up of The Beacon is 65.2% Christian, 23.3% No religion, 1.2% Muslim, 0.2% Buddhist, 0.1% Hindu, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Agnostic. 200 people did not state a religion. 5 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

62.1% of people are married, 7.7% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.4% live with a partner of the same sex, 15.8% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 5.9% are separated or divorced. There are 85 widowed people living in The Beacon.

The top occupations listed by people in The Beacon are Skilled trades 19.0%, Professional 17.7%, Managers, directors and senior officials 13.7%, Associate professional and technical 12.4%, Elementary 11.6%, Administrative and secretarial 8.6%, Corporate managers and directors 8.3%, Elementary administration and service 7.7%, Caring, leisure and other service 7.3%, Skilled agricultural and related trades 6.7%.

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