Handley Vale Demographics (East Dorset, England)

Handley Vale is a ward in East Dorset of South West, England and includes areas of Gussage St. Michael, Gussage All Saints, Manswood Common, Long Crichel, Brockington, Horton, Boveridge, Knowlton, Wimborne St. Giles, Edmondsham, Moor Crichel, Witchampton, Cranborne, Manswood, Coombe Bissett, Misselfore, Alvediston, Mead End, Bowerchalke, Sixpenny Handley, Dean End, Ashmore, Woodcutts, Stoke Farthing, Lower Gurston, East Woodyates, Mount Sorrel, Woodminton, Deanland, Tollard Royal, Pentridge, Broad Chalke, Ebbesbourne Wake, Woodyates, Cobley, West Woodyates, Upwood, Well Bottom and Fifield Bavant.

In the 2011 census the population of Handley Vale was 2,491 and is made up of approximately 51% females and 49% males.

The average age of people in Handley Vale is 45, while the median age is higher at 48.

92.6% of people living in Handley Vale were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 1.5% Scotland, 1.2% Wales, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.4% Ireland, 0.3% India, 0.3% Australia, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% United States, 0.2% Zimbabwe.

99.5% of people living in Handley Vale speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.1% Persian/Farsi, 0.1% French.

The religious make up of Handley Vale is 70.3% Christian, 20.2% No religion, 0.1% Humanist, 0.1% Muslim, 0.1% Atheist. 209 people did not state a religion. 5 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

61.1% of people are married, 9.0% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.5% live with a partner of the same sex, 15.7% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 6.4% are separated or divorced. There are 100 widowed people living in Handley Vale.

The top occupations listed by people in Handley Vale are Skilled trades 17.4%, Professional 17.3%, Managers, directors and senior officials 14.4%, Administrative and secretarial 11.1%, Elementary 10.1%, Associate professional and technical 10.1%, Caring, leisure and other service 8.3%, Corporate managers and directors 7.6%, Administrative 7.3%, Elementary administration and service 6.8%.

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