Saffron Walden - Demography


Saffron Walden compared
2001 UK census Saffron Walden Uttlesford England
Total population 14,313 68,946 49,138,831
White 97.2% 98.2% 91%
Asian 0.7% 4.6% 4.6%
Black 0.2% 0.7% 2.3%

According to the Office for National Statistics, at the time of the United Kingdom Census 2001, Saffron Walden had a population of 14,313. The 2001 population density was 10,900 inhabitants per square mile (4,209 /km2), with a 100 to 94.5 female-to-male ratio. Of those over 16 years old, 45.0% married, 27.4% were single (never married), and 8.2% divorced. The parish's 6,013 households included 38.5% married couples living together, 31.5% one-person, 8.4% were co-habiting couples, and 7.9% single parents with their children. Of those aged 16–74, 22.3% had no academic qualifications, close to the average for Uttlesford (22.0%) and below that for the whole of England (28.9%).

In the 2001 UK census, 73.0% of Saffron Walden's residents reported themselves as being Christian, 0.6% Muslim, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.2% Jewish, and 0.1% Hindu. The census recorded 17.6% as having no religion, 0.4% had an alternative religion and 7.8% did not state their religion.

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