Northowram and Shelf Demographics (Calderdale, England)

Northowram and Shelf is a ward in Calderdale of Yorkshire and The Humber, England and includes areas of Shibden, Dam Head, Burnley Hill, Shelf, Stone Chair, Stump Cross, Pepper Hill, Northowram, Coley, Stumpcross, Claremount, Holmfield, Godley Bridge, Ovenden, Woodlands, Haley Hill, New Bank, Boothtown and Pule Hill.

In the 2011 census the population of Northowram and Shelf was 11,618 and is made up of approximately 52% females and 48% males.

The average age of people in Northowram and Shelf is 43, while the median age is higher at 45.

95.4% of people living in Northowram and Shelf were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 0.8% Scotland, 0.5% Ireland, 0.3% Wales, 0.3% Northern Ireland, 0.3% India, 0.1% Kenya, 0.1% South Africa, 0.1% Pakistan, 0.1% Australia.

99.1% of people living in Northowram and Shelf speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.2% Polish, 0.1% Urdu, 0.1% Italian.

The religious make up of Northowram and Shelf is 68.1% Christian, 22.8% No religion, 0.5% Muslim, 0.4% Sikh, 0.3% Hindu, 0.2% Buddhist. 856 people did not state a religion. 20 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

53.0% of people are married, 11.5% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.7% live with a partner of the same sex, 18.8% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 8.0% are separated or divorced. There are 621 widowed people living in Northowram and Shelf.

The top occupations listed by people in Northowram and Shelf are Professional 16.7%, Associate professional and technical 14.5%, Administrative and secretarial 14.2%, Skilled trades 12.8%, Managers, directors and senior officials 12.4%, Administrative 10.6%, Caring, leisure and other service 8.7%, Corporate managers and directors 8.6%, Business and public service associate professionals 7.9%, Sales and customer service 7.0%.

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