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List of English districts by population

List of the 326 districts of England (English Municipalities) by population, estimated figures for 2015 from the Office for National Statistics.[1]

The list consists of the non-metropolitan districts (201), the London boroughs (32), metropolitan boroughs (36), unitary authorities (55) and those that are labelled as sui generis (2).

Map of England's districts by population

Contents

More than 500,000 inhabitantsEdit

400,000 to 500,000 inhabitantsEdit

300,000 to 400,000 inhabitantsEdit

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county English Region
12 Barnet 379,700 London borough Greater London London
13 Croydon 379,000 London borough Greater London London
14 Cheshire East 375,400 Unitary authority Cheshire North West
15 Coventry 345,400 Metropolitan borough, City 1345 West Midlands West Midlands
16 Ealing 343,100 London borough Greater London London
17 Leicester 342,600 Unitary authority, City 1919 Leicestershire East Midlands
18 East Riding of Yorkshire 336,700 Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
19 Cheshire West and Chester 333,900 Unitary authority Cheshire North West
20 Wakefield 333,800 Metropolitan borough, City 1888 West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
21 Newham 332,800 London borough Greater London London
22 Enfield 328,400 London borough Greater London London
23 Bromley 324,900 London borough Greater London London
24 Lambeth 324,400 London borough Greater London London
25 Brent 324,000 London borough Greater London London
26 Wigan 322,000 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
27 Wirral 320,900 Metropolitan borough Merseyside North West
28 Sandwell 319,500 Metropolitan borough West Midlands West Midlands
29 Nottingham 318,900 Unitary authority, City 1897 Nottinghamshire East Midlands
30 Dudley 316,500 Metropolitan borough West Midlands West Midlands
31 Northumberland 315,300 Unitary authority Northumberland North East
32 Wandsworth 314,500 London borough Greater London London
33 Shropshire 311,400 Unitary authority Shropshire West Midlands
34 Southwark 308,900 London borough Greater London London
35 Doncaster 304,800 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber

250,000 to 300,000 inhabitantsEdit

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county English Region
36 Hillingdon 297,700 London borough Greater London London
37 Lewisham 297,300 London borough Greater London London
38 Redbridge 296,800 London borough Greater London London
39 Tower Hamlets 295,200 London borough Greater London London
40 Newcastle upon Tyne 292,900 Metropolitan borough, City 1882 Tyne and Wear North East
41 Stockport 288,700 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
42 Brighton & Hove 285,300 Unitary authority, City 2000 East Sussex South East
43 Bolton 281,600 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
44 Sunderland 277,200 Metropolitan borough, City 1992 Tyne and Wear North East
45 Medway 276,500 Unitary authority Kent South East
46 Walsall 276,100 Metropolitan borough West Midlands West Midlands
47 Greenwich 274,800 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London London
48 South Gloucestershire 274,700 Unitary authority Gloucestershire South West
49 Central Bedfordshire 274,000 Unitary authority Bedfordshire East of England
50 Sefton 273,700 Metropolitan borough Merseyside North West
51 Haringey 272,900 London borough Greater London London
52 Waltham Forest 271,200 London borough Greater London London
53 Hackney 269,000 London borough Greater London London
54 Hounslow 268,800 London borough Greater London London
55 Plymouth 262,700 Unitary authority, City 1928 Devon South West
56 Milton Keynes 261,800 Unitary authority, Borough Buckinghamshire East of England
57 Rotherham 260,800 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
58 Hull 259,000 Unitary authority, City 1299 East Riding of Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
59 Wolverhampton 254,400 Metropolitan borough, City (2000) West Midlands West Midlands
60 Derby 254,300 Unitary authority, City (1977) Derbyshire East Midlands
61 Stoke-on-Trent 251,600 Unitary authority, City (1925) Staffordshire West Midlands

200,000 to 250,000Edit

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
62 Southampton 249,500 Unitary authority, City (1964) Hampshire
63 Havering 249,100 London borough Greater London
64 Harrow 247,100 London borough Greater London
65 Salford 245,600 Metropolitan borough, City (1926) Greater Manchester
66 Westminster 242,300 London borough, City (1540) Greater London
67 Bexley 242,100 London borough Greater London
68 Camden 241,100 London borough Greater London
69 Barnsley 239,300 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
70 Trafford 233,300 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
71 Oldham 230,800 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
72 Islington 227,700 London borough Greater London
73 Northampton 222,500 Borough Northamptonshire
74 Tameside 221,700 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
75 Swindon 217,200 Unitary authority, Borough Wiltshire
76 Luton 214,700 Unitary authority, Borough Bedfordshire
77 Rochdale 214,200 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
78 Portsmouth 211,800 Unitary authority, City (1926) Hampshire
79 Solihull 210,400 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
80 North Somerset 209,900 Unitary authority Somerset
81 Calderdale 208,400 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire
82 Warrington 207,700 Unitary authority, Borough Cheshire
83 York 206,900 Unitary authority, City (TI) North Yorkshire
84 Merton 204,600 London borough Greater London
85 North Tyneside 202,500 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
86 Barking and Dagenham 202,000 London borough Greater London
87 Gateshead 201,000 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
88 Sutton 200,100 London borough Greater London

150,000 to 200,000Edit

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
89 Stockton-on-Tees 194,800 Unitary authority, Borough Durham and North Yorkshire
90 Richmond upon Thames 194,700 London borough Greater London
91 Bournemouth 194,500 Unitary authority, Borough Dorset
92 Peterborough 194,000 Unitary authority, City (1541) Cambridgeshire
93 Aylesbury Vale 188,700 Buckinghamshire
94 Herefordshire 188,100 Unitary authority Herefordshire
95 Bury 187,900 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
96 Bath and North East Somerset 184,900 Unitary authority Somerset
97 Colchester 183,900 Borough Essex
98 Basildon 181,700 Borough Essex
99 Hammersmith and Fulham 179,400 London borough Greater London
100 New Forest 179,000 Hampshire
101 Southend-on-Sea 178,700 Unitary authority, Borough Essex
102 St Helens 177,600 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
103 Charnwood 176,700 Borough Leicestershire
104 Wycombe 176,000 Buckinghamshire
105 Huntingdonshire 175,000 Cambridgeshire
106 Basingstoke and Deane 173,900 Borough Hampshire
107 Kingston upon Thames 173,500 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London
108 Chelmsford 172,600 City (2012) Essex
109 Telford and Wrekin 171,200 Unitary authority, Borough Shropshire
110 North Lincolnshire 169,800 Unitary authority, Borough Lincolnshire
111 Bedford 166,300 Unitary authority, Borough Bedfordshire
112 Thurrock 165,200 Unitary authority, Borough Essex
113 South Somerset 165,000 Somerset
114 Maidstone 164,500 Borough Kent
115 Reading 161,700 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
116 Wokingham 160,400 Unitary authority Berkshire
117 Canterbury 160,000 City (TI) Kent
118 Oxford 159,600 City (1542) Oxfordshire
119 North East Lincolnshire 159,600 Unitary authority, Borough Lincolnshire
120 Kensington and Chelsea 157,700 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London
121 Harrogate 157,000 Borough North Yorkshire
122 Wealden 156,500 East Sussex
123 West Berkshire 156,000 Unitary authority Berkshire
124 Arun 155,700 West Sussex
125 South Cambridgeshire 154,900 Cambridgeshire
126 Dacorum 151,400 Borough Hertfordshire
127 King's Lynn and West Norfolk 151,000 Borough Norfolk
128 Poole 150,600 Unitary authority, Borough Dorset
129 Braintree 150,400 Essex

125,000 to 150,000Edit

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
130 South Tyneside 148,700 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
131 Windsor and Maidenhead 147,700 Unitary authority, Royal Borough Berkshire
132 Knowsley 147,200 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
133 Blackburn with Darwen 146,800 Unitary authority, Borough Lancashire
134 Guildford 146,100 Borough Surrey
135 St Albans 145,800 City (1877) Hertfordshire
136 Slough 145,700 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
137 Mid Sussex 145,700 West Sussex
138 Cherwell 145,600 Oxfordshire
139 East Hertfordshire 144,700 Hertfordshire
140 Reigate and Banstead 144,100 Borough Surrey
141 Swale 142,400 Borough Kent
142 Lancaster 142,300 City (1937) Lancashire
143 Preston 141,300 City (2002) Lancashire
144 Tendring 141,200 Essex
145 Warwick 139,900 Warwickshire
146 Thanet 139,800 Kent
147 Blackpool 139,600 Unitary authority, Borough Lancashire
148 Middlesbrough 139,500 Unitary authority, Borough North Yorkshire
149 Isle of Wight 139,400 Unitary authority, County Isle of Wight
150 South Kesteven 138,900 Lincolnshire
151 Norwich 138,900 City (1195) Norfolk
152 East Devon 138,100 Devon
153 East Lindsey 137,900 Lincolnshire
154 South Oxfordshire 137,400 Oxfordshire
155 Horsham 135,900 West Sussex
156 Ipswich 135,600 Borough Suffolk
157 Breckland 135,500 Norfolk
158 Redcar and Cleveland 135,300 Unitary authority, Borough North Yorkshire
159 Torbay 133,400 Unitary authority, Borough Devon
160 Elmbridge 132,700 Borough Surrey
161 Stafford 132,500 Staffordshire
162 North Hertfordshire 131,700 Hertfordshire
163 South Norfolk 131,000 Norfolk
164 Cambridge 130,900 City (1951) Cambridgeshire
165 Epping Forest 129,700 Essex
166 Eastleigh 129,000 Borough Hampshire
167 Teignbridge 128,800 Devon
168 Exeter 127,300 City (TI) Devon
169 Gloucester 127,200 City (1541) Gloucestershire
170 Newcastle-under-Lyme 127,000 Borough Staffordshire
171 Vale of White Horse 126,700 Oxfordshire
172 Broadland 126,600 Norfolk
173 Halton 126,500 Unitary authority, Borough Cheshire
174 Nuneaton and Bedworth 126,300 Borough Warwickshire
175 Tonbridge and Malling 125,700 Borough Kent
176 Suffolk Coastal 125,100 Suffolk

100,000 to 125,000Edit

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
177 Ashford 124,300 Borough Kent
178 Amber Valley 124,100 Borough Derbyshire
179 Ashfield 123,600 Nottinghamshire
180 Waverley 123,300 Borough Surrey
181 Havant 122,900 Borough Hampshire
182 Stratford-on-Avon 121,500 Warwickshire
183 Wychavon 121,500 Worcestershire
184 Test Valley 120,700 Borough Hampshire
185 Winchester 120,700 City (TI) Hampshire
186 Sedgemoor 120,300 Somerset
187 Welwyn Hatfield 119,000 Hertfordshire
188 Bracknell Forest 119,000 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
189 Newark and Sherwood 118,600 Nottinghamshire
190 Sevenoaks 118,400 Kent
191 East Hampshire 118,100 Hampshire
192 Chichester 117,000 Non-metropolitan district West Sussex
193 Cheltenham 116,800 Borough Gloucestershire
194 Stroud 116,600 Gloucestershire
195 Tunbridge Wells 116,200 Borough Kent
196 Waveney 116,200 Suffolk
197 East Staffordshire 116,000 Borough Staffordshire
198 Gedling 115,900 Borough Nottinghamshire
199 Fareham 114,800 Borough Hampshire
200 Bassetlaw 114,500 Nottinghamshire
201 Erewash 114,500 Borough Derbyshire
202 Rushcliffe 114,500 Borough Nottinghamshire
203 Taunton Deane 114,000 Borough Somerset
204 Dover 113,200 Kent
205 Chorley 113,000 Borough Lancashire
206 West Lancashire 112,700 Lancashire
207 St Edmundsbury 112,500 Borough Suffolk
208 Broxtowe 112,300 Borough Nottinghamshire
209 North Kesteven 111,900 Lincolnshire
210 Mendip 111,700 Somerset
211 Crawley 110,900 Borough West Sussex
212 South Staffordshire 110,700 Staffordshire
213 Shepway 110,000 Kent
214 Wyre 109,700 Borough Lancashire
215 South Ribble 109,700 Borough Lancashire
216 Hinckley and Bosworth 108,800 Borough Leicestershire
217 West Oxfordshire 108,600 Oxfordshire
218 Carlisle 108,200 City (TI) Cumbria
219 Scarborough 107,900 Borough North Yorkshire
220 Worthing 107,700 Borough West Sussex
221 Mansfield 106,600 Nottinghamshire
222 Gravesham 106,300 Borough Kent
223 Darlington 105,400 Unitary authority, Borough Durham
224 Chesterfield 104,400 Borough Derbyshire
225 Dartford 103,900 Borough Kent
226 South Lakeland 103,500 Cumbria
227 Rugby 103,400 Borough Warwickshire
228 North Norfolk 103,300 Norfolk
229 Hertsmere 103,000 Borough Hertfordshire
230 Lichfield 102,700 Staffordshire
231 Eastbourne 102,500 Borough East Sussex
232 Worcester 101,300 City (1189) Worcestershire
233 West Dorset 100,700 Dorset
234 Lewes 100,700 East Sussex

75,000 to 100,000Edit

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
235 North East Derbyshire 99,600 Derbyshire
236 Mid Suffolk 99,600 Suffolk
237 Wyre Forest 99,500 Worcestershire
238 Woking 99,400 Borough Surrey
239 South Derbyshire 99,300 Derbyshire
240 Fenland 99,200 Cambridgeshire
241 Great Yarmouth 98,700 Borough Norfolk
242 Cannock Chase 98,500 Staffordshire
243 Spelthorne 98,500 Borough Surrey
244 Staffordshire Moorlands 97,900 Staffordshire
245 Kettering 97,700 Borough Northamptonshire
246 North West Leicestershire 97,200 Leicestershire
247 Lincoln 97,100 City (TI) Lincolnshire
248 Allerdale 96,700 Borough Cumbria
249 Blaby 96,500 Leicestershire
250 Watford 96,400 Borough Hertfordshire
251 Broxbourne 96,200 Borough Hertfordshire
252 Bromsgrove 95,800 Worcestershire
253 Rushmoor 95,300 Borough Hampshire
254 Chiltern 94,500 Buckinghamshire
255 North Devon 94,200 Devon
256 Hart 93,900 Hampshire
257 Rother 92,900 East Sussex
258 West Lindsey 92,800 Lincolnshire
259 Hartlepool 92,500 Unitary authority, Borough Durham
260 Three Rivers 91,700 Hertfordshire
261 Hastings 91,500 Borough East Sussex
262 High Peak 91,500 Borough Derbyshire
263 South Holland 91,200 Lincolnshire
264 Pendle 90,100 Borough Lancashire
265 Hambleton 90,000 North Yorkshire
266 East Northamptonshire 89,700 Northamptonshire
267 Harborough 89,300 Leicestershire
268 Babergh 89,200 Suffolk
269 Castle Point 89,200 Borough Essex
270 South Northamptonshire 89,100 Northamptonshire
271 East Dorset 88,700 Dorset
272 Surrey Heath 88,100 Borough Surrey
273 Burnley 87,400 Borough Lancashire
274 East Cambridgeshire 87,300 Cambridgeshire
275 Tewkesbury 86,900 Borough Gloucestershire
276 Stevenage 86,500 Borough Hertfordshire
277 Mole Valley 86,100 Surrey
278 Tandridge 86,000 Surrey
279 Selby 86,000 North Yorkshire
280 Runnymede 85,600 Borough Surrey
281 Harlow 85,400 Essex
282 Cotswold 85,200 Gloucestershire
283 Rochford 85,100 Essex
284 Uttlesford 85,100 Essex
285 Redditch 84,700 Borough Worcestershire
286 Gosport 84,700 Borough Hampshire
287 Forest of Dean 84,500 Gloucestershire
288 South Hams 84,500 Devon
289 Hyndburn 80,200 Borough Lancashire
290 Daventry 80,000 Northamptonshire
291 Mid Devon 79,500 Devon
292 Epsom and Ewell 79,000 Borough Surrey
293 Bolsover 77,800 Derbyshire
294 Fylde 77,300 Borough Lancashire
295 Wellingborough 77,200 Borough Northamptonshire
296 Tamworth 77,100 Borough Staffordshire
297 Brentwood 76,100 Borough Essex
298 Malvern Hills 75,700 Worcestershire

50,000 to 75,000Edit

Below 50,000Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit