Information about West Berkshire

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West Berkshire Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of West Berkshire is 161,447 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in West Berkshire is 81,746, and the female population is 79,701. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the immediate area is White: English, with a total of 138,253, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 8,379. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (79,217), followed by No religion (66,290), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (37,321), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (21,058). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the West Berkshire area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (51,495), while 29,405 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 48,376 adults have Level 3 education, while 18,954 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the West Berkshire area are

  • Professional occupations (18327)
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (13269), and
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (12023)


The average age of people living in West Berkshire is 43 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (28655), Between 45 to 54 (24142), and Between 55 to 64 (21719). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in West Berkshire has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (29,104) followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (25,182), and Intermediate occupations (16,438). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

Map of West Berkshire

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Population of West Berkshire over the years

Male Population of West Berkshire over the years
Female Population of West Berkshire over the years
Postcodes in West Berkshire

The postcode district RG, OX are associated with the West Berkshire, and there are total 14 postcode areas (listed below). The West Berkshire has a total of 9320 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of West Berkshire
AreaWest Berkshire





Burghfield & Mortimer

Chieveley & Cold Ash


Hungerford & Kintbury


Newbury Central

Newbury Clay Hill

Newbury Greenham

Newbury Speen

Newbury Wash Common



Thatcham Central

Thatcham Colthrop & Crookham

Thatcham North East

Thatcham West


Tilehurst & Purley

Tilehurst Birch Copse

Tilehurst South & Holybrook

UTLA22West Berkshire
RegionSouth East