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List of English districts by population

List of the 317 districts of England (English Municipalities) by population, estimated figures for 2017 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 by population
Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county English Region
More than 1,000,000 inhabitants
1 Birmingham 1,137,100 Metropolitan borough, City 1889 West Midlands West Midlands
More than 500,000 inhabitants
2 Leeds 784,800 Metropolitan borough, City 1893 West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
3 Sheffield 577,800 Metropolitan borough, City 1893 South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
4 Cornwall 561,300 Unitary authority Cornwall South West
5 Manchester 545,500 Metropolitan borough, City 1853 Greater Manchester North West
6 Bradford 534,800 Metropolitan borough, City 1897 West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
7 County Durham 523,700 Unitary authority Durham North East
400,000 to 500,000 inhabitants
8 Wiltshire 496,000 Unitary authority Wiltshire South West
9 Liverpool 491,500 Metropolitan borough, City 1880 Merseyside North West
10 Bristol 459,300 Unitary authority, City 1542 Bristol South West
11 Kirklees 437,100 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
300,000 to 400,000 inhabitants
12 Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 395,700 Unitary authority Dorset South West
13 Barnet 387,800 London borough Greater London London
14 Croydon 384,800 London borough Greater London London
15 Cheshire East 378,800 Unitary authority Cheshire North West
16 Dorset 375,200 Unitary authority Dorset South West
17 Coventry 360,100 Metropolitan borough, City 1345 West Midlands West Midlands
18 Leicester 353,500 Unitary authority, City 1919 Leicestershire East Midlands
19 Newham 348,000 London borough Greater London London
20 Ealing 342,700 London borough Greater London London
21 Wakefield 340,800 Metropolitan borough, City 1888 West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
22 East Riding of Yorkshire 338,100 Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
23 Cheshire West and Chester 338,000 Unitary authority Cheshire North West
24 Enfield 332,700 London borough Greater London London
25 Bromley 329,400 London borough Greater London London
26 Nottingham 329,200 Unitary authority, City 1897 Nottinghamshire East Midlands
27 Brent 329,100 London borough Greater London London
28 Sandwell 325,500 Metropolitan borough West Midlands West Midlands
29 Wigan 324,700 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
30 Lambeth 324,000 London borough Greater London London
31 Wandsworth 323,300 London borough Greater London London
32 Wirral 322,800 Metropolitan borough Merseyside North West
33 Dudley 319,400 Metropolitan borough West Midlands West Midlands
34 Northumberland 319,000 Unitary authority Northumberland North East
35 Shropshire 317,500 Unitary authority Shropshire West Midlands
36 Southwark 314,200 London borough Greater London London
37 Doncaster 308,900 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
38 Tower Hamlets 308,000 London borough Greater London London
39 Hillingdon 302,300 London borough Greater London London
40 Redbridge 301,800 London borough Greater London London
41 Lewisham 301,300 London borough Greater London London
250,000 to 300,000 inhabitants
42 Newcastle upon Tyne 295,800 Metropolitan borough, City 1882 Tyne and Wear North East
43 Stockport 291,000 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
44 Brighton & Hove 288,200 Unitary authority, City 2000 East Sussex South East
45 Bolton 284,800 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
46 Greenwich 282,800 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London London
47 Walsall 281,300 Metropolitan borough West Midlands West Midlands
48 Central Bedfordshire 280,000 Unitary authority Bedfordshire East of England
49 South Gloucestershire 279,000 Unitary authority Gloucestershire South West
50 Medway 277,600 Unitary authority Kent South East
51 Sunderland 277,200 Metropolitan borough, City 1992 Tyne and Wear North East
52 Hackney 275,900 London borough Greater London London
53 Waltham Forest 275,500 London borough Greater London London
54 Sefton 274,600 Metropolitan borough Merseyside North West
55 Haringey 271,200 London borough Greater London London
56 Hounslow 269,100 London borough Greater London London
57 Milton Keynes 267,500 Unitary authority, Borough Buckinghamshire East of England
58 Rotherham 263,400 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
59 Plymouth 263,100 Unitary authority, City 1928 Devon South West
60 Hull 260,700 Unitary authority, City 1299 East Riding of Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
61 Wolverhampton 259,900 Metropolitan borough, City (2000) West Midlands West Midlands
62 Derby 257,000 Unitary authority, City (1977) Derbyshire East Midlands
63 Havering 256,000 London borough Greater London London
64 Stoke-on-Trent 255,400 Unitary authority, City (1925) Staffordshire West Midlands
65 Camden 253,400 London borough Greater London London
66 Southampton 252,400 Unitary authority, City (1964) Hampshire South East
67 City of Salford 251,300 Metropolitan borough, City (1926) Greater Manchester North West
200,000 to 250,000
68 Harrow 248,900 London borough Greater London London
69 East Suffolk 246,900 Suffolk East of England
70 Bexley 246,100 London borough Greater London London
71 Westminster 244,800 London borough, City (1540) Greater London London
72 Barnsley 243,300 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
73 Trafford 235,500 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
74 Islington 235,000 London borough Greater London London
75 Oldham 233,800 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
76 Northampton 225,700 Borough Northamptonshire East Midlands
77 Tameside 224,100 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
78 Swindon 220,400 Unitary authority, Borough Wiltshire South West
79 Rochdale 218,500 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
80 Portsmouth 214,700 Unitary authority, City (1926) Hampshire South East
80 Luton 214,700 Unitary authority, Borough Bedfordshire East of England
82 Solihull 213,900 Metropolitan borough West Midlands West Midlands
83 North Somerset 212,800 Unitary authority Somerset South West
84 Barking and Dagenham 210,700 London borough Greater London London
85 Warrington 209,700 Unitary authority, Borough Cheshire North West
86 Calderdale 209,500 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
87 York 208,200 Unitary authority, City (TI) North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
88 Merton 206,100 London borough Greater London London
89 North Tyneside 204,500 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear North East
90 Sutton 203,200 London borough Greater London London
91 Gateshead 202,400 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear North East
150,000 to 200,000
92 Peterborough 198,900 Unitary authority, City (1541) Cambridgeshire East of England
93 Stockton-on-Tees 196,500 Unitary authority, Borough Durham and
North Yorkshire
North East
94 Aylesbury Vale 196,000 Buckinghamshire South East
95 Richmond upon Thames 195,700 London borough Greater London London
96 Herefordshire 191,000 Unitary authority Herefordshire West Midlands
97 Colchester 190,100 Borough Essex East of England
98 Bury 189,600 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
99 Bath and North East Somerset 188,700 Unitary authority Somerset South West
100 Basildon 184,500 Borough Essex East of England
101 Hammersmith and Fulham 183,000 London borough Greater London London
102 Southend-on-Sea 181,800 Unitary authority, Borough Essex East of England
103 Charnwood 180,400 Borough Leicestershire East Midlands
104 New Forest 179,600 Hampshire South East
105 St Helens 179,300 Metropolitan borough Merseyside North West
106 West Suffolk 179,200 Suffolk East of England
107 Huntingdonshire 177,000 Cambridgeshire East of England
108 Chelmsford 176,200 City (2012) Essex East of England
109 Telford and Wrekin 175,800 Unitary authority, Borough Shropshire West Midlands
110 Basingstoke and Deane 175,300 Borough Hampshire South East
111 Wycombe 174,800 Buckinghamshire South East
112 Kingston upon Thames 174,600 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London London
113 North Lincolnshire 171,300 Unitary authority, Borough Lincolnshire Yorkshire and the Humber
114 Thurrock 170,400 Unitary authority, Borough Essex East of England
115 Bedford 169,900 Unitary authority, Borough Bedfordshire East of England
116 Maidstone 167,700 Borough Kent South East
117 South Somerset 167,200 Somerset South West
118 Wokingham 165,000 Unitary authority Berkshire South East
119 Canterbury 164,100 City (TI) Kent South East
120 Reading 163,100 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire South East
121 Harrogate 160,000 Borough North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
122 North East Lincolnshire 159,800 Unitary authority, Borough Lincolnshire Yorkshire and the Humber
123 Wealden 158,900 East Sussex South East
124 Arun 158,700 West Sussex South East
125 West Berkshire 158,500 Unitary authority Berkshire South East
126 South Cambridgeshire 156,700 Cambridgeshire East of England
127 Kensington and Chelsea 155,700 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London London
128 Oxford 154,600 City (1542) Oxfordshire South East
129 Dacorum 153,300 Borough Hertfordshire East of England
130 Somerset West and Taunton 152,300 Somerset South West
131 King's Lynn and West Norfolk 151,900 Borough Norfolk East of England
132 Braintree 151,700 Essex East of England
133 Windsor and Maidenhead 150,100 Unitary authority, Royal Borough Berkshire South East
125,000 to 150,000
134 South Tyneside 149,600 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear North East
135 Blackburn with Darwen 148,800 Unitary authority, Borough Lancashire North West
135 Slough 148,800 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire South East
137 Knowsley 148,600 Metropolitan borough Merseyside North West
138 Mid Sussex 148,300 West Sussex South East
139 Guildford 147,800 Borough Surrey South East
140 Cherwell 147,600 Oxfordshire South East
141 St Albans 147,100 City (1877) Hertfordshire East of England
141 East Hertfordshire 147,100 Hertfordshire East of England
143 Swale 146,700 Borough Kent South East
143 Reigate and Banstead 146,400 Borough Surrey South East
145 Tendring 144,700 Essex East of England
146 Lancaster 142,500 City (1937) Lancashire North West
147 East Devon 142,300 Devon South West
148 South Kesteven 141,700 Lincolnshire East Midlands
149 Preston 141,300 City (2002) Lancashire North West
149 Thanet 141,300 Kent South East
151 Isle of Wight 141,000 Unitary authority, County Isle of Wight South East
152 Middlesbrough 140,600 Unitary authority, Borough North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
153 Norwich 140,400 City (1195) Norfolk East of England
154 Warwick 140,300 Warwickshire West Midlands
155 Horsham 140,100 West Sussex South East
156 Blackpool 139,900 Unitary authority, Borough Lancashire North West
157 South Oxfordshire 139,800 Oxfordshire South East
158 East Lindsey 139,700 Lincolnshire East Midlands
159 Breckland 138,600 Norfolk East of England
160 Ipswich 138,500 Borough Suffolk East of England
161 Elmbridge 136,400 Borough Surrey South East
162 Redcar and Cleveland 136,000 Unitary authority, Borough North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
163 South Norfolk 135,500 Norfolk East of England
164 Torbay 135,200 Unitary authority, Borough Devon South West
165 Stafford 134,800 Staffordshire West Midlands
166 North Hertfordshire 133,300 Hertfordshire East of England
167 Teignbridge 131,400 Devon South West
168 Vale of White Horse 131,200 Oxfordshire South East
169 Epping Forest 130,600 Essex East of England
170 Eastleigh 130,500 Borough Hampshire South East
171 Gloucester 129,100 City (1541) Gloucestershire South West
172 Newcastle-under-Lyme 129,000 Borough Staffordshire West Midlands
173 Exeter 128,900 City (TI) Devon South West
173 Tonbridge and Malling 128,900 Borough Kent South East
175 Nuneaton and Bedworth 128,700 Borough Warwickshire West Midlands
176 Broadland 128,500 Norfolk East of England
177 Halton 127,600 Unitary authority, Borough Cheshire North West
178 Ashford 127,500 Borough Kent South East
179 Ashfield 126,200 Nottinghamshire East Midlands
180 Amber Valley 125,900 Borough Derbyshire East Midlands
181 Wychavon 125,400 Worcestershire West Midlands
182 Stratford-on-Avon 125,200 Warwickshire West Midlands
183 Havant 125,100 Borough Hampshire South East
184 Waverley 125,000 Borough Surrey South East
100,000 to 125,000
185 Cambridge 124,900 City (1951) Cambridgeshire East of England
186 Test Valley 124,000 Borough Hampshire South East
187 Winchester 123,900 City (TI) Hampshire South East
188 Welwyn Hatfield 122,300 Hertfordshire East of England
189 Sedgemoor 122,200 Somerset South West
190 Newark and Sherwood 121,000 Nottinghamshire East Midlands
191 Bracknell Forest 120,400 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire South East
192 Chichester 120,200 Non-metropolitan district West Sussex South East
193 Sevenoaks 119,400 Kent South East
193 East Hampshire 119,400 Hampshire South East
195 Stroud 118,100 Gloucestershire South West
195 Tunbridge Wells 118,100 Borough Kent South East
197 East Staffordshire 117,600 Borough Staffordshire West Midlands
198 Cheltenham 117,100 Borough Gloucestershire South West
198 Gedling 117,100 Borough Nottinghamshire East Midlands
200 Bassetlaw 116,300 Nottinghamshire East Midlands
201 Fareham 116,200 Borough Hampshire South East
202 Rushcliffe 116,000 Borough Nottinghamshire East Midlands
203 Dover 115,800 Kent South East
203 Chorley 115,800 Borough Lancashire North West
205 Erewash 115,300 Borough Derbyshire East Midlands
206 North Kesteven 115,200 Lincolnshire East Midlands
207 West Lancashire 113,900 Lancashire North West
208 Mendip 113,500 Somerset South West
209 Broxtowe 112,700 Borough Nottinghamshire East Midlands
210 South Staffordshire 111,900 Staffordshire West Midlands
211 Crawley 111,700 Borough West Sussex South East
212 Folkestone and Hythe 111,400 Kent South East
212 Hinckley and Bosworth 111,400 Borough Leicestershire East Midlands
214 Wyre 110,400 Borough Lancashire North West
214 South Ribble 110,400 Borough Lancashire North West
216 Worthing 109,600 Borough West Sussex South East
217 West Oxfordshire 109,300 Oxfordshire South East
218 Mansfield 108,600 Nottinghamshire East Midlands
219 Scarborough 108,400 Borough North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
220 Carlisle 108,300 City (TI) Cumbria North West
221 Dartford 107,500 Borough Kent South East
222 Rugby 106,400 Borough Warwickshire West Midlands
223 Darlington 106,300 Unitary authority, Borough Durham North East
224 Gravesham 106,100 Borough Kent South East
225 Chesterfield 104,600 Borough Derbyshire East Midlands
226 South Lakeland 104,300 Cumbria North West
227 North Norfolk 104,100 Norfolk East of England
228 Hertsmere 104,000 Borough Hertfordshire East of England
229 Lichfield 103,500 Staffordshire West Midlands
230 Eastbourne 103,300 Borough East Sussex South East
231 South Derbyshire 102,400 Derbyshire East Midlands
232 Worcester 102,300 City (1189) Worcestershire West Midlands
232 Lewes 102,300 East Sussex South East
234 Mid Suffolk 101,500 Suffolk East of England
235 Woking 101,100 Borough Surrey South East
236 North East Derbyshire 100,800 Derbyshire East Midlands
236 Fenland 100,800 Cambridgeshire East of England
238 Wyre Forest 100,700 Worcestershire West Midlands
239 Kettering 100,300 Borough Northamptonshire East Midlands
240 North West Leicestershire 100,100 Leicestershire East Midlands
75,000 to 100,000
241 Great Yarmouth 99,400 Borough Norfolk East of England
242 Cannock Chase 99,100 Staffordshire West Midlands
242 Spelthorne 99,100 Borough Surrey South East
244 Blaby 99,000 Leicestershire East Midlands
245 Staffordshire Moorlands 98,500 Staffordshire West Midlands
246 Lincoln 98,400 City (TI) Lincolnshire East Midlands
247 Bromsgrove 97,600 Worcestershire West Midlands
248 Allerdale 97,200 Borough Cumbria North West
249 Broxbourne 96,800 Borough Hertfordshire East of England
250 Watford 96,700 Borough Hertfordshire East of England
251 Rushmoor 95,800 Borough Hampshire South East
252 Hart 95,500 Hampshire South East
253 North Devon 95,400 Devon South West
253 Chiltern 95,400 Buckinghamshire South East
255 Rother 95,000 East Sussex South East
256 West Lindsey 94,300 Lincolnshire East Midlands
257 South Holland 93,300 Lincolnshire East Midlands
258 East Northamptonshire 93,100 Northamptonshire East Midlands
259 Hartlepool 93,000 Unitary authority, Borough Durham North East
260 Hastings 92,800 Borough East Sussex South East
261 Three Rivers 92,600 Hertfordshire East of England
262 High Peak 92,100 Borough Derbyshire East Midlands
263 Harborough 91,500 Leicestershire East Midlands
264 South Northamptonshire 91,100 Northamptonshire East Midlands
265 Babergh 90,800 Suffolk East of England
266 Hambleton 90,700 North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
266 Pendle 90,700 Borough Lancashire North West
268 Tewkesbury 90,300 Borough Gloucestershire South West
269 Castle Point 89,800 Borough Essex East of England
270 East Cambridgeshire 88,900 Cambridgeshire East of England
271 Surrey Heath 88,800 Borough Surrey South East
272 Selby 87,900 North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
273 Stevenage 87,700 Borough Hertfordshire East of England
273 Burnley 87,700 Borough Lancashire North West
273 Uttlesford 87,700 Essex East of England
276 Cotswold 87,500 Gloucestershire South West
277 Tandridge 87,300 Surrey South East
278 Mole Valley 87,100 Surrey South East
279 Runnymede 86,900 Borough Surrey South East
280 Rochford 86,200 Essex East of England
280 Harlow 86,200 Essex East of England
282 Forest of Dean 86,000 Gloucestershire South West
283 Gosport 85,500 Borough Hampshire South East
284 South Hams 85,300 Devon South West
285 Redditch 85,200 Borough Worcestershire West Midlands
286 Daventry 82,600 Northamptonshire East Midlands
286 Mid Devon 82,600 Devon South West
288 Hyndburn 80,400 Borough Lancashire North West
289 Epsom and Ewell 79,500 Borough Surrey South East
290 Bolsover 79,100 Derbyshire East Midlands
291 Wellingborough 78,900 Borough Northamptonshire East Midlands
291 Fylde 78,900 Borough Lancashire North West
293 Malvern Hills 77,200 Worcestershire West Midlands
294 Brentwood 76,600 Borough Essex East of England
295 Tamworth 76,500 Borough Staffordshire West Midlands
50,000 to 75,000
296 Derbyshire Dales 71,800 Derbyshire East Midlands
297 Rossendale 70,400 Borough Lancashire North West
298 South Bucks 69,800 Buckinghamshire South East
299 Corby 69,500 Borough Northamptonshire East Midlands
300 Copeland 68,700 Borough Cumbria North West
301 Boston 68,500 Borough Lincolnshire East Midlands
302 Torridge 67,800 Devon South West
303 Barrow-in-Furness 67,100 Borough Cumbria North West
304 North Warwickshire 64,100 Borough Warwickshire West Midlands
305 Maldon 64,000 Essex East of England
306 Adur 63,700 West Sussex South East
307 Ribble Valley 59,500 Borough Lancashire North West
308 Oadby and Wigston 57,000 Borough Leicestershire East Midlands
309 Craven 56,600 North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
310 West Devon 55,300 Borough Devon South West
311 Ryedale 54,300 North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
312 Richmondshire 53,700 North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
313 Eden 52,800 Cumbria North West
314 Melton 50,900 Borough Leicestershire East Midlands
Below 50,000
315 Rutland 39,500 Unitary authority Rutland East Midlands
316 City of London 7,700 City (TI), sui generis City of London London
317 Isles of Scilly 2,300 sui generis Cornwall South West

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Mid-2017". Office for National Statistics. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 28 June 2018.