Correspondent Dan Ashby analyses some of the key findings from the 2011 Census.
The following areas had the highest proportion of married couples in the North East, according to the 2011 Census:
- Northumberland 52.1%
- Redcar & Cleveland 47.5%
- Stockton-on-Tees 47.5%
- County Durham 47.2%
- Darlington 46.8%
The 2011 Census has revealed a number of surprising facts about the North East:
- The North East has the highest proportion of people describing themselves as 'Christian' at 68%, even though this figure is down 13% in 10 years
- The region has the lowest proportion of people rating their health as 'good' or 'very good'
- The North East has the highest proportion of people listing an apprenticeship as their highest qualification
- Redcar & Cleveland is the least ethnically diverse place in England & Wales