Total Population

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Year Population 20 years earlier Population 10 years earlier Current Total Population
1801 601,767 Show data context
1811 601,767 Show data context 682,426 Show data context
1821 682,426 Show data context 810,204 Show data context
1831 810,204 Show data context 923,395 Show data context
1841 923,395 Show data context 1,068,500 Show data context
1851 1,068,500 Show data context 1,188,890 Show data context
1861 1,312,834 Show data context
1871 1,421,670 Show data context
1881 1,420,408 Show data context 1,577,559 Show data context
1891 1,577,533 Show data context 1,776,405 Show data context
1901 1,774,810 Show data context 2,015,012 Show data context
1911 2,033,287 Show data context 2,442,041 Show data context
1921 2,420,921 Show data context 2,656,474 Show data context
1931 2,656,504 Show data context 2,593,332 Show data context
1939 2,567,385 Show data context
1951 2,482,259 Show data context 2,598,675 Show data context
1961 2,598,475 Show data context 2,644,023 Show data context
1971 2,728,870 Show data context
1981 2,728,870 Show data context 2,716,966 Show data context
1991 2,716,966 Show data context 2,835,157 Show data context
2001 2,835,157 Show data context 2,902,954 Show data context
2011 3,063,456 Show data context
Date: Source:
1801 - 1851 1851 Census of Great Britain, Population tables 2, Table [1] , 'Population Abstract'
1861 1861 Census of England and Wales, Ages, Table 3 , 'Ages of Males and Females in Sub-Districts'
1871 1871 Census of England and Wales, Ages, Table 3 , 'Ages of Males and Females in Registrars' Sub-Districts'
1881 1881 Census of England and Wales, Population tables 2, Table 4 , 'Area, Houses, and Population of Civil Parishes in the several Registration Sub-Districts in 1871 and 1881'
1891 1891 Census of England and Wales, Population tables 2, Table 2 , 'Area and Population in Registration Districts and Sub-Districts and in Civil Parishes'
1901 1901 Census of England and Wales, County Report, Table 12 , 'Registration County, Districts, and Sub-Districts, with their Constituent Civil Parishes - Area; Houses and Population 1891 and 1901, and Separate Occupiers 1901'
1911 1911 Census of England and Wales, Population tables 2, Table 5 , 'Registration Counties, Districts and Sub-districts with their constituent civil parishes. - Urban or Rural District in which each parish is situated; Area; families or separate occupiers, and population, 1901 and 1911; and population enumerated in Institutions, large establishments, and on vessels, &c., 1911'
1921 1921 Census of England and Wales, County Report, Table 3 , 'Population, Acreage, Private Families and Dwellings'
1931 1931 Census of England and Wales, County Report Part I, Table 3 , 'Population, Acreage, Private Families and Dwellings'
1939 1939 National Registration of United Kingdom and Isle of Man, Population summary, Table 3 A, 'Population by Sex and Year of Birth (and Age) in Great Britain and the Isle of Man. England and Wales - Counties, Boroughs, Urban and Rural Districts'
1951 1951 Census of England and Wales, County Report, Table 3 , 'Acreage, Population, Private Households and Dwellings', for 'AC, MB, UD, RD; Wards of CB, MB; CP, NT'
1961 1961 Census of England and Wales, County Report, Table 3 , 'Acreage, Population, Private Households and Dwellings', for 'LAA, Wards, CP in RD, Con, NT'
1971 - 2011 Census of Population

 

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Date accessed: 12th December 2017