Tower Demographics (South Somerset, England)

Tower is a ward in South Somerset of South West, England and includes areas of Cucklington, Verrington, Yarlington, Shepton Montague, Riding Gate, Holton, Maperton, Pen Selwood, Holbrook, Bratton Seymour, Charlton Musgrove, Suddon, Higher Holton, Lattiford, Stoney Stoke and Leigh Common.

In the 2011 census the population of Tower was 2,442 and is made up of approximately 55% females and 45% males.

The average age of people in Tower is 44, while the median age is higher at 48.

88.1% of people living in Tower were born in England. Other top answers for country of birth were 2.1% Wales, 1.1% Scotland, 1.0% Hong Kong , 0.5% Northern Ireland, 0.5% India, 0.4% Ireland, 0.4% South Africa, 0.3% Zimbabwe, 0.3% China.

97.9% of people living in Tower speak English. The other top languages spoken are 0.7% Cantonese Chinese, 0.5% Polish, 0.3% All other Chinese, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% French.

The religious make up of Tower is 69.1% Christian, 21.4% No religion, 0.5% Buddhist, 0.1% Hindu, 0.1% Atheist. 191 people did not state a religion. 7 people identified as a Jedi Knight.

61.6% of people are married, 8.4% cohabit with a member of the opposite sex, 0.4% live with a partner of the same sex, 15.0% are single and have never married or been in a registered same sex partnership, 7.1% are separated or divorced. There are 107 widowed people living in Tower.

The top occupations listed by people in Tower are Professional 20.1%, Skilled trades 16.8%, Managers, directors and senior officials 15.7%, Associate professional and technical 11.3%, Elementary 9.5%, Administrative and secretarial 9.3%, Skilled agricultural and related trades 9.1%, Agricultural and Related Trades 9.1%, Corporate managers and directors 8.4%, Caring, leisure and other service 7.8%.