Total Population

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Year Population 20 years earlier Population 10 years earlier Current Total Population
1801 7,754,875 Show data context
1811 8,287,907 Show data context 8,762,178 Show data context
1821 9,405,342 Show data context 10,402,143 Show data context
1831 11,178,050 Show data context 12,011,830 Show data context
1841 12,976,329 Show data context 13,654,914 Show data context
1851 14,847,888 Show data context 15,288,885 Show data context
1861 18,325,052 Show data context
1871 21,361,235 Show data context
1881 21,291,923 Show data context 24,397,385 Show data context
1891 24,396,844 Show data context 27,231,229 Show data context
1901 27,228,710 Show data context 30,072,180 Show data context
1911 30,427,818 Show data context 33,561,235 Show data context
1921 33,645,030 Show data context 35,230,225 Show data context
1931 35,230,216 Show data context 37,359,045 Show data context
1939 38,084,321 Show data context
1941 38,668,830 Show data context
1951 29,986,308 Show data context 41,159,213 Show data context
1961 41,159,411 Show data context 43,460,525 Show data context
1971 45,978,080 Show data context
1981 45,978,080 Show data context 45,767,974 Show data context
1991 45,767,974 Show data context 48,197,672 Show data context
2001 48,197,672 Show data context 49,138,831 Show data context
Date: Source:
1801 - 2001 Census of Population
1811 - 1851 1851 Census of Great Britain, Population tables 2, Table [1], 'Population Abstract'
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 3A, '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'


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