Byker Demographics (Newcastle upon Tyne, England)

Byker is a ward in Newcastle upon Tyne of North East, England and includes areas of Heaton, Byker, Walker, Old Walker, St. Anthonys, Brough Park Industrial Estate, St Peters Estate, St Anthonys Estate, St Peters Basin, Ouseburn Industrial Estate, St. Lawrence, Byker Village, Ouseburn and St Peters.

In the 2011 census the population of Byker was 12,206 and is made up of approximately 50% females and 50% males.

The average age of people in Byker is 37, while the median age is lower at 34.

86.2% of people living in Byker were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.5% Scotland, 0.5% China, 0.5% Iran, 0.5% Northern Ireland, 0.5% Philippines, 0.4% India, 0.3% Zimbabwe, 0.3% Nigeria, 0.2% Ireland.

91.3% of people living in Byker speak English. The other top languages spoken are 1.3% Polish, 1.1% Portuguese, 0.6% French, 0.5% Czech, 0.4% Persian/Farsi, 0.4% Tagalog/Filipino, 0.4% All other Chinese, 0.4% Slovak, 0.2% Arabic.

The religious make up of Byker is 56.5% Christian, 32.0% No religion, 2.2% Muslim, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.3% Sikh, 0.2% Hindu, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Agnostic. 899 people did not state a religion. 41 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

26.6% of people are married, 13.1% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.0% live with a partner of the same sex, 37.9% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 13.9% are separated or divorced. There are 992 widowed people living in Byker.

The top occupations listed by people in Byker are Elementary 20.1%, Elementary administration and service 17.9%, Caring, leisure and other service 11.9%, Professional 11.6%, Skilled trades 11.3%, Sales and customer service 11.2%, Administrative and secretarial 10.6%, Caring personal service 9.2%, Associate professional and technical 9.0%, Process, plant and machine operatives 8.6%.