Census shows Bromsgrove district population rise

By Tristan Harris Wednesday 12 December 2012 Updated: 14/12 00:37

BROMSGROVE district has seen a 13.24 per cent increase in its population in the last ten years, according to statistics released this week in the 2011 census.

In 2011, there were 82,682 residents living in Bromsgrove and the surrounding areas - now there are 93,637.

According to the figures, 89,900 of those, 96 per cent, were born in the UK, with 77,018 holding a UK passport.

When it comes to religion, 64,508 (68.89 per cent) are Christian, with 20,645 (22 per cent) of those filling out last year's forms stating they had 'no religion'.

Among the other religions, the figures showed there were 609 Sikhs, 502 Muslims, 323 Hindus, 191 Buddhists and 91 Jews living in Bromsgrove District.

The statistics also showed 77,107 people were in a marital or civil partnership.

The lifestyle sections of the census showed that the average household in Bromsgrove district has 6.2 rooms overall and 3.0 bedrooms - the joint highest figure in Worcestershire, along with Malvern.

When it comes to access to cars and vans, the average Bromsgrove household has 1.5 cars or vans.

That part of the survey showed 14,285 households had one car or van and 14,169 had two.

Surprisingly, there were more homes (5,065) which had three or more cars and vans than no cars or vans (4,771).

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