Bridges Demographics (Gateshead, England)

Bridges is a ward in Gateshead of North East, England and includes areas of Bensham, Salt Meadows, Redheugh, South Shore and Mount Pleasant.

In the 2011 census the population of Bridges was 9,012 and is made up of approximately 47% females and 53% males.

The average age of people in Bridges is 34, while the median age is lower at 30.

79.0% of people living in Bridges were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.0% China, 1.7% Scotland, 1.0% Iran, 0.8% Northern Ireland, 0.7% Ireland, 0.6% India, 0.6% United States, 0.5% Wales, 0.4% North Africa.

88.5% of people living in Bridges speak English. The other top languages spoken are 2.2% All other Chinese, 1.2% Polish, 1.0% Arabic, 0.9% Kurdish, 0.9% Persian/Farsi, 0.5% French, 0.3% Romanian, 0.3% Portuguese, 0.2% German.

The religious make up of Bridges is 49.3% Christian, 27.3% No religion, 10.2% Jewish, 4.0% Muslim, 0.8% Hindu, 0.7% Buddhist, 0.3% Sikh, 0.1% Atheist. 593 people did not state a religion. 34 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

25.3% of people are married, 15.7% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 2.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 39.9% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 10.3% are separated or divorced. There are 582 widowed people living in Bridges.

The top occupations listed by people in Bridges are Professional 25.9%, Associate professional and technical 13.0%, Elementary 11.4%, Administrative and secretarial 10.5%, Sales and customer service 10.4%, Elementary administration and service 9.9%, Administrative 8.7%, Managers, directors and senior officials 8.3%, Health professionals 8.1%, Sales 7.4%.