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List of English districts by population

List of the 317 districts of England (English Municipalities) ordered by population, according to estimated figures for 2018 from the Office for National Statistics.[1]

The list consists of the non-metropolitan districts (192), the London boroughs (32), metropolitan boroughs (36), unitary authorities (55) and those that are labelled as sui generis (2).

Map of England's districts
2011 RUCLAD Assignments in England[2]
Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county English Region
More than 1,000,000 inhabitants
1 Birmingham 1,141,374 Metropolitan borough, City 1889 West Midlands West Midlands
More than 500,000 inhabitants
2 Leeds 789,194 Metropolitan borough, City 1893 West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
3 Sheffield 582,506 Metropolitan borough, City 1893 South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
4 Cornwall 565,968 Unitary authority Cornwall South West
5 Manchester 547,627 Metropolitan borough, City 1853 Greater Manchester North West
6 Bradford 537,173 Metropolitan borough, City 1897 West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
7 Durham 526,980 Unitary authority County Durham North East
400,000 to 500,000 inhabitants
8 Wiltshire 498,064 Unitary authority Wiltshire South West
9 Liverpool 494,814 Metropolitan borough, City 1880 Merseyside North West
10 Bristol 463,405 Unitary authority, City 1542 Bristol South West
11 Kirklees 438,727 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
300,000 to 400,000 inhabitants
12 Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 395,784 Unitary authority Dorset South West
13 Barnet 392,140 London borough Greater London London
14 Croydon 385,346 London borough Greater London London
15 Cheshire East 380,790 Unitary authority Cheshire North West
16 Dorset 376,484 Unitary authority Dorset South West
17 Coventry 366,785 Metropolitan borough, City 1345 West Midlands West Midlands
18 Leicester 355,218 Unitary authority, City 1919 Leicestershire East Midlands
19 Newham 352,005 London borough Greater London London
21 Ealing 341,982 London borough Greater London London
20 Wakefield 345,038 Metropolitan borough, City 1888 West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
23 East Riding of Yorkshire 339,614 Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
22 Cheshire West and Chester 340,502 Unitary authority Cheshire North West
24 Enfield 333,869 London borough Greater London London
25 Bromley 331,096 London borough Greater London London
26 Nottingham 331,069 Unitary authority, City 1897 Nottinghamshire East Midlands
27 Brent 330,795 London borough Greater London London
28 Sandwell 327,378 Metropolitan borough West Midlands West Midlands
29 Wandsworth 326,474 London borough Greater London London
30 Wigan 326,088 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
31 Lambeth 325,917 London borough Greater London London
32 Wirral 323,235 Metropolitan borough Merseyside North West
33 Dudley 320,626 Metropolitan borough West Midlands West Midlands
34 Northumberland 320,274 Unitary authority Northumberland North East
35 Shropshire 320,274 Unitary authority Shropshire West Midlands
37 Southwark 317,256 London borough Greater London London
38 Doncaster 310,542 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
36 Tower Hamlets 317,705 London borough Greater London London
39 Hillingdon 304,824 London borough Greater London London
40 Redbridge 303,858 London borough Greater London London
41 Lewisham 303,536 London borough Greater London London
42 Newcastle upon Tyne 300,196 Metropolitan borough, City 1882 Tyne and Wear North East
250,000 to 300,000 inhabitants
43 Stockport 291,775 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
44 Brighton & Hove 290,395 Unitary authority, City 2000 East Sussex South East
46 Bolton 285,372 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
45 Greenwich 286,186 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London London
48 Walsall 283,378 Metropolitan borough West Midlands West Midlands
47 Central Bedfordshire 283,606 Unitary authority Bedfordshire East of England
49 South Gloucestershire 282,644 Unitary authority Gloucestershire South West
51 Medway 277,855 Unitary authority Kent South East
52 Sunderland 277,417 Metropolitan borough, City 1992 Tyne and Wear North East
50 Hackney 279,665 London borough Greater London London
53 Waltham Forest 276,700 London borough Greater London London
54 Sefton 275,396 Metropolitan borough Merseyside North West
56 Haringey 270,624 London borough Greater London London
55 Hounslow 270,782 London borough Greater London London
57 Milton Keynes 268,607 Unitary authority, Borough Buckinghamshire South East
58 Rotherham 264,671 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
59 Plymouth 263,100 Unitary authority, City 1928 Devon South West
62 Hull 260,645 Unitary authority, City 1299 East Riding of Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
61 Wolverhampton 262,008 Metropolitan borough, City (2000) West Midlands West Midlands
64 Derby 257,174 Unitary authority, City (1977) Derbyshire East Midlands
63 Havering 257,810 London borough Greater London London
65 Stoke-on-Trent 255,833 Unitary authority, City (1925) Staffordshire West Midlands
60 Camden 262,226 London borough Greater London London
68 Southampton 252,796 Unitary authority, City (1964) Hampshire South East
67 City of Salford 254,408 Metropolitan borough, City (1926) Greater Manchester North West
69 Harrow 250,149 London borough Greater London London
200,000 to 250,000
70 East Suffolk 248,249 Suffolk East of England
71 Bexley 247,258 London borough Greater London London
66 Westminster 255,324 London borough, City (1540) Greater London London
72 Barnsley 245,199 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
74 Trafford 236,370 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
73 Islington 239,142 London borough Greater London London
75 Oldham 235,623 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
77 Northampton 225,146 Borough Northamptonshire East Midlands
76 Tameside 225,197 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
78 Swindon 221,996 Unitary authority, Borough Wiltshire South West
79 Rochdale 220,001 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
80 Portsmouth 215,133 Unitary authority, City (1926) Hampshire South East
82 Luton 214,109 Unitary authority, Borough Bedfordshire East of England
81 Solihull 214,909 Metropolitan borough West Midlands West Midlands
83 North Somerset 213,919 Unitary authority Somerset South West
84 Barking and Dagenham 211,998 London borough Greater London London
87 Warrington 209,547 Unitary authority, Borough Cheshire North West
85 Calderdale 210,082 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
86 York 209,893 Unitary authority, City (TI) North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
88 Merton 206,186 London borough Greater London London
89 North Tyneside 205,985 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear North East
90 Sutton 204,525 London borough Greater London London
91 Gateshead 202,508 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear North East
92 Peterborough 201,041 Unitary authority, City (1541) Cambridgeshire East of England
150,000 to 200,000
94 Stockton-on-Tees 197,213 Unitary authority, Borough County Durham and
North Yorkshire
North East
93 Aylesbury Vale 199,448 Buckinghamshire South East
95 Richmond upon Thames 196,904 London borough Greater London London
97 Herefordshire 192,107 Unitary authority Herefordshire West Midlands
96 Colchester 192,523 Borough Essex East of England
99 Bury 190,108 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
98 Bath and North East Somerset 192,106 Unitary authority Somerset South West
100 Basildon 185,862 Borough Essex East of England
101 Hammersmith and Fulham 185,426 London borough Greater London London
103 Southend-on-Sea 182,463 Unitary authority, Borough Essex East of England
102 Charnwood 182,643 Borough Leicestershire East Midlands
105 New Forest 179,753 Hampshire South East
104 St Helens 180,049 Metropolitan borough Merseyside North West
106 West Suffolk 178,881 Suffolk East of England
108 Huntingdonshire 177,352 Cambridgeshire East of England
109 Chelmsford 177,079 City (2012) Essex East of England
107 Telford and Wrekin 177,799 Unitary authority, Borough Shropshire West Midlands
110 Basingstoke and Deane 175,729 Borough Hampshire South East
112 Wycombe 174,641 Buckinghamshire South East
111 Kingston upon Thames 175,470 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London London
114 North Lincolnshire 172,005 Unitary authority, Borough Lincolnshire Yorkshire and the Humber
113 Thurrock 172,525 Unitary authority, Borough Essex East of England
115 Bedford 171,623 Unitary authority, Borough Bedfordshire East of England
116 Maidstone 169,955 Borough Kent South East
118 South Somerset 167,861 Somerset South West
117 Wokingham 167,979 Unitary authority Berkshire South East
119 Canterbury 164,553 City (TI) Kent South East
120 Reading 163,203 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire South East
121 Harrogate 160,533 Borough North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
124 North East Lincolnshire 159,821 Unitary authority, Borough Lincolnshire Yorkshire and the Humber
122 Wealden 160,175 East Sussex South East
123 Arun 159,827 West Sussex South East
125 West Berkshire 158,527 Unitary authority Berkshire South East
126 South Cambridgeshire 157,519 Cambridgeshire East of England
127 Kensington and Chelsea 156,197 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London London
128 Oxford 154,327 City (1542) Oxfordshire South East
129 Dacorum 154,280 Borough Hertfordshire East of England
130 Somerset West and Taunton 153,866 Somerset South West
131 King's Lynn and West Norfolk 151,811 Borough Norfolk East of England
132 Braintree 151,561 Essex East of England
133 Windsor and Maidenhead 150,906 Unitary authority, Royal Borough Berkshire South East
134 South Tyneside 150,265 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear North East
125,000 to 150,000
139 Blackburn with Darwen 148,942 Unitary authority, Borough Lancashire North West
138 Slough 149,112 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire South East
135 Knowsley 149,571 Metropolitan borough Merseyside North West
135 Mid Sussex 149,716 West Sussex South East
142 Guildford 147,889 Borough Surrey South East
137 Cherwell 149,161 Oxfordshire South East
143 St Albans 147,373 City (1877) Hertfordshire East of England
141 East Hertfordshire 148,105 Hertfordshire East of England
140 Swale 148,519 Borough Kent South East
143 Reigate and Banstead 147,757 Borough Surrey South East
145 Tendring 145,803 Essex East of England
147 Lancaster 144,246 City (1937) Lancashire North West
146 East Devon 144,317 Devon South West
149 South Kesteven 141,853 Lincolnshire East Midlands
152 Preston 141,818 City (2002) Lancashire North West
151 Thanet 141,819 Kent South East
153 Isle of Wight 141,538 Unitary authority, County Isle of Wight South East
156 Middlesbrough 140,545 Unitary authority, Borough North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
154 Norwich 141,137 City (1195) Norfolk East of England
148 Warwick 142,484 Warwickshire West Midlands
149 Horsham 142,217 West Sussex South East
159 Blackpool 139,305 Unitary authority, Borough Lancashire North West
157 South Oxfordshire 140,504 Oxfordshire South East
155 East Lindsey 140,741 Lincolnshire East Midlands
158 Breckland 139,329 Norfolk East of England
161 Ipswich 137,532 Borough Suffolk East of England
163 Elmbridge 136,626 Borough Surrey South East
162 Redcar and Cleveland 136,718 Unitary authority, Borough North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
160 South Norfolk 138,017 Norfolk East of England
165 Torbay 135,780 Unitary authority, Borough Devon South West
164 Stafford 135,880 Staffordshire West Midlands
167 North Hertfordshire 133,214 Hertfordshire East of England
168 Teignbridge 132,844 Devon South West
166 Vale of White Horse 133,732 Oxfordshire South East
170 Epping Forest 131,137 Essex East of England
169 Eastleigh 131,819 Borough Hampshire South East
175 Gloucester 129,285 City (1541) Gloucestershire South West
173 Newcastle-under-Lyme 129,490 Borough Staffordshire West Midlands
172 Exeter 130,428 City (TI) Devon South West
171 Tonbridge and Malling 130,508 Borough Kent South East
177 Nuneaton and Bedworth 128,902 Borough Warwickshire West Midlands
174 Broadland 129,464 Norfolk East of England
178 Halton 128,432 Unitary authority, Borough Cheshire North West
176 Ashford 129,281 Borough Kent South East
181 Ashfield 127,151 Nottinghamshire East Midlands
182 Amber Valley 126,678 Borough Derbyshire East Midlands
180 Wychavon 127,340 Worcestershire West Midlands
179 Stratford-on-Avon 127,580 Warwickshire West Midlands
183 Havant 125,813 Borough Hampshire South East
185 Waverley 125,610 Borough Surrey South East
184 Cambridge 125,758 City (1951) Cambridgeshire East of England
186 Test Valley 125,169 Borough Hampshire South East
100,000 to 125,000
187 Winchester 124,295 City (TI) Hampshire South East
189 Welwyn Hatfield 122,746 Hertfordshire East of England
188 Sedgemoor 122,791 Somerset South West
191 Newark and Sherwood 121,566 Nottinghamshire East Midlands
190 Bracknell Forest 121,676 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire South East
192 Chichester 120,750 Non-metropolitan district West Sussex South East
193 Sevenoaks 120,293 Kent South East
193 East Hampshire 120,681 Hampshire South East
195 Stroud 119,019 Gloucestershire South West
197 Tunbridge Wells 118,054 Borough Kent South East
195 East Staffordshire 118,574 Borough Staffordshire West Midlands
200 Cheltenham 117,090 Borough Gloucestershire South West
198 Gedling 117,786 Borough Nottinghamshire East Midlands
202 Bassetlaw 116,839 Nottinghamshire East Midlands
204 Fareham 116,339 Borough Hampshire South East
199 Rushcliffe 117,671 Borough Nottinghamshire East Midlands
201 Dover 116,969 Kent South East
203 Chorley 116,821 Borough Lancashire North West
206 Erewash 115,490 Borough Derbyshire East Midlands
205 North Kesteven 115,985 Lincolnshire East Midlands
208 West Lancashire 113,949 Lancashire North West
207 Mendip 114,881 Somerset South West
209 Broxtowe 113,272 Borough Nottinghamshire East Midlands
213 South Staffordshire 112,126 Staffordshire West Midlands
211 Crawley 112,448 Borough West Sussex South East
210 Folkestone and Hythe 112,578 Kent South East
212 Hinckley and Bosworth 112,423 Borough Leicestershire East Midlands
214 Wyre 111,223 Borough Lancashire North West
215 South Ribble 110,527 Borough Lancashire North West
216 Worthing 110,025 Borough West Sussex South East
217 West Oxfordshire 109,800 Oxfordshire South East
219 Mansfield 108,841 Nottinghamshire East Midlands
220 Scarborough 108,736 Borough North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
221 Carlisle 108,387 City (TI) Cumbria North West
218 Dartford 109,709 Borough Kent South East
222 Rugby 107,194 Borough Warwickshire West Midlands
223 Darlington 106,566 Unitary authority, Borough County Durham North East
224 Gravesham 106,385 Borough Kent South East
225 Chesterfield 104,628 Borough Derbyshire East Midlands
227 South Lakeland 104,532 Cumbria North West
226 North Norfolk 104,552 Norfolk East of England
229 Hertsmere 104,205 Borough Hertfordshire East of England
230 Lichfield 103,965 Staffordshire West Midlands
231 Eastbourne 103,160 Borough East Sussex South East
228 South Derbyshire 104,493 Derbyshire East Midlands
235 Worcester 101,891 City (1189) Worcestershire West Midlands
232 Lewes 102,744 East Sussex South East
233 Mid Suffolk 102,493 Suffolk East of England
238 Woking 101,167 Borough Surrey South East
239 North East Derbyshire 101,125 Derbyshire East Midlands
236 Fenland 101,491 Cambridgeshire East of England
240 Wyre Forest 101,062 Worcestershire West Midlands
237 Kettering 101,266 Borough Northamptonshire East Midlands
234 North West Leicestershire 102,126 Leicestershire East Midlands
242 Cannock Chase 100,109 Staffordshire West Midlands
241 Blaby 100,421 Leicestershire East Midlands
75,000 to 100,000
243 Great Yarmouth 99,370 Borough Norfolk East of England
244 Spelthorne 99,334 Borough Surrey South East
247 Staffordshire Moorlands 98,397 Staffordshire West Midlands
245 Lincoln 99,039 City (TI) Lincolnshire East Midlands
246 Bromsgrove 96,876 Worcestershire West Midlands
248 Allerdale 97,527 Borough Cumbria North West
249 Broxbourne 96,800 Borough Hertfordshire East of England
250 Watford 96,767 Borough Hertfordshire East of England
255 Rushmoor 95,142 Borough Hampshire South East
251 Hart 96,293 Hampshire South East
252 North Devon 96,110 Devon South West
253 Chiltern 95,927 Buckinghamshire South East
254 Rother 95,656 East Sussex South East
256 West Lindsey 94,869 Lincolnshire East Midlands
257 South Holland 93,980 Lincolnshire East Midlands
258 East Northamptonshire 93,906 Northamptonshire East Midlands
259 Hartlepool 93,242 Unitary authority, Borough County Durham North East
261 Hastings 92,855 Borough East Sussex South East
260 Three Rivers 93,045 Hertfordshire East of England
265 High Peak 92,221 Borough Derbyshire East Midlands
264 Harborough 92,499 Leicestershire East Midlands
263 South Northamptonshire 92,515 Northamptonshire East Midlands
267 Babergh 91,401 Suffolk East of England
268 Hambleton 91,134 North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
266 Pendle 91,405 Borough Lancashire North West
262 Tewkesbury 92,599 Borough Gloucestershire South West
269 Castle Point 90,070 Borough Essex East of England
270 East Cambridgeshire 89,362 Cambridgeshire East of England
274 Surrey Heath 88,874 Borough Surrey South East
272 Selby 89,106 North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
277 Stevenage 87,754 Borough Hertfordshire East of England
275 Burnley 88,527 Borough Lancashire North West
271 Uttlesford 89,179 Essex East of England
273 Cotswold 89,022 Gloucestershire South West
278 Tandridge 87,496 Surrey South East
279 Mole Valley 87,253 Surrey South East
276 Runnymede 88,000 Borough Surrey South East
280 Rochford 86,981 Essex East of England
281 Harlow 86,594 Essex East of England
282 Forest of Dean 86,543 Gloucestershire South West
283 Gosport 85,283 Borough Hampshire South East
285 South Hams 86,221 Devon South West
284 Redditch 84,989 Borough Worcestershire West Midlands
286 Daventry 84,484 Northamptonshire East Midlands
286 Mid Devon 84,484 Devon South West
288 Hyndburn 80,815 Borough Lancashire North West
289 Epsom and Ewell 79,928 Borough Surrey South East
291 Bolsover 79,530 Derbyshire East Midlands
292 Wellingborough 79,478 Borough Northamptonshire East Midlands
290 Fylde 79,770 Borough Lancashire North West
293 Malvern Hills 78,113 Worcestershire West Midlands
295 Brentwood 76,550 Borough Essex East of England
294 Tamworth 76,678 Borough Staffordshire West Midlands
50,000 to 75,000
296 Derbyshire Dales 71,977 Derbyshire East Midlands
297 Rossendale 70,895 Borough Lancashire North West
299 South Bucks 70,043 Buckinghamshire South East
298 Corby 70,827 Borough Northamptonshire East Midlands
301 Copeland 68,424 Borough Cumbria North West
300 Boston 69,366 Borough Lincolnshire East Midlands
302 Torridge 68,143 Devon South West
303 Barrow-in-Furness 67,137 Borough Cumbria North West
304 North Warwickshire 64,850 Borough Warwickshire West Midlands
305 Maldon 64,425 Essex East of England
306 Adur 63,869 West Sussex South East
307 Ribble Valley 60,057 Borough Lancashire North West
308 Oadby and Wigston 57,056 Borough Leicestershire East Midlands
309 Craven 56,832 North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
310 West Devon 55,528 Borough Devon South West
311 Ryedale 54,920 North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
312 Richmondshire 53,244 North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
313 Eden 52,881 Cumbria North West
314 Melton 51,100 Borough Leicestershire East Midlands
Below 50,000
315 Rutland 39,697 Unitary authority Rutland East Midlands
316 City of London 8,706 City (TI), sui generis City of London London
317 Isles of Scilly 2,242 sui generis Cornwall South West

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Mid-2018". Office for National Statistics. 28 June 2019. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  2. ^ "2011 Rural-Urban Classification of Local Authority Districts and Similar Geographic Units in England: A User Guide" (PDF).