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A look at the English city of Peterborough

In this Wednesday, July 6, 2016 photo, a couple drink coffee in front of the Guildhall, also known as the Butter Cross, on Cathedral Square, in downtown Peterborough, East of England. Many people who voted for Britain to get out of the European Union look at multi-ethnic Peterborough as a warning example. They say British identity has been eroded in parts of the city where migrants have moved in and pubs have been replaced by shawarma shops or ethnic food stores. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

In this Wednesday, July 6, 2016 photo, a couple drink coffee in front of the Guildhall, also known as the Butter Cross, on Cathedral Square, in downtown Peterborough, East of England. Many people who voted for Britain to get out of the European Union look at multi-ethnic Peterborough as a warning example. They say British identity has been eroded in parts of the city where migrants have moved in and pubs have been replaced by shawarma shops or ethnic food stores. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)  (The Associated Press)

This is a look at the makeup of Peterborough, a city in the east of England where more residents voted to leave the European Union than to remain during the referendum that took place on June 23, 2016.

REFERENDUM VOTE: Around 61 percent of those who voted in Peterborough voted to leave the European Union; while some 39 percent voted to remain.

POPULATION: Peterborough had an estimated population of 193,980 in 2015.

AGE OF POPULATION: Around 13 percent of the population in Peterborough was over the age of 65 in 2015. At the same time, 26 percent was under 18.

EMPLOYMENT TYPES: In 2011, the main industries in Peterborough were wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (18.3 percent) followed by manufacturing (11.8 percent) and human health and social work (10.8 percent).

INCOME: Residents of Peterborough had an average of 16,097 pounds ($21,147) per person available for spending or saving after taxes and social benefits in 2014 - slightly below the national average of 17,965 pounds ($23,833).

RECENT VOTING PATTERNS: In the two most recent general elections (2015 and 2010), residents in the constituency of Peterborough have elected Conservative Party candidates.

Sources: The Electoral Commission and the Office of National Statistics