Total Population

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Year Population 20 years earlier Population 10 years earlier Current Total Population
1801 8,889,674 Show data context
1811 8,889,674 Show data context 10,087,768 Show data context
1821 10,087,768 Show data context 11,988,254 Show data context
1831 11,988,254 Show data context 13,899,724 Show data context
1841 13,899,724 Show data context 15,916,388 Show data context
1851 15,916,388 Show data context 17,927,385 Show data context
1861 20,066,224 Show data context
1871 22,712,266 Show data context
1881 22,712,266 Show data context 25,974,439 Show data context
1891 25,974,377 Show data context 29,002,550 Show data context
1901 29,003,520 Show data context 32,527,843 Show data context
1911 32,469,338 Show data context 36,012,183 Show data context
1921 36,065,951 Show data context 37,886,699 Show data context
1931 37,886,720 Show data context 39,952,377 Show data context
1939 40,651,706 Show data context
1951 32,468,567 Show data context 43,763,031 Show data context
1961 43,757,886 Show data context 46,104,548 Show data context
1971 52,566,153 Show data context
1981 52,566,153 Show data context 47,806,213 Show data context
1991 47,806,213 Show data context 49,900,320 Show data context
2001 49,900,320 Show data context 52,041,572 Show data context
2011 56,075,912 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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