Benton Demographics (North Tyneside, England)

Benton is a ward in North Tyneside of North East, England and includes areas of Forest Hall, Longbenton, Benton, Benton Estate, North Tyne Industrial Estate, Palmersville, Benton Square, Benton Square Industrial Estate, Longbenton Estate, Killingworth and West Moor.

In the 2011 census the population of Benton was 10,359 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in Benton is 42, while the median age is higher at 43.

93.2% of people living in Benton were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.6% Scotland, 0.5% India, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.3% Wales, 0.2% Ireland, 0.1% South Africa, 0.1% Hong Kong , 0.1% United States, 0.1% China.

98.5% of people living in Benton speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.1% Panjabi, 0.1% Polish, 0.1% All other Chinese, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% French, 0.1% Italian, 0.1% Cantonese Chinese.

The religious make up of Benton is 65.9% Christian, 25.4% No religion, 0.4% Muslim, 0.4% Sikh, 0.3% Hindu, 0.3% Buddhist, 0.1% Jewish, 0.1% Atheist. 680 people did not state a religion. 38 people identified as a Jedi Knight and 3 people said they believe in Heavy Metal.

48.1% of people are married, 11.5% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 1.0% live with a partner of the same sex, 21.5% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.8% are separated or divorced. There are 577 widowed people living in Benton.

The top occupations listed by people in Benton are Professional 21.5%, Administrative and secretarial 16.3%, Administrative 13.8%, Associate professional and technical 12.1%, Sales and customer service 9.4%, Elementary 9.2%, Skilled trades 9.0%, Elementary administration and service 8.2%, Managers, directors and senior officials 8.2%, Caring, leisure and other service 7.8%.