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List of the most populous civil parishes in England

This is a list of the most populous civil parishes in England.[1] It includes all civil parishes with populations over 30,000, representing less than 1% of all civil parishes but almost 3% of the population.

Lichfield, Hereford and Salisbury are in addition to being some of the most populous civil parishes in England, among the smallest cities.

Rank Parish Local authority Population (2010) Status
1 Weston-super-Mare North Somerset 80,162 Town
2 Shrewsbury Shropshire 67,228 Town
3 Aylesbury Aylesbury Vale 57,285 Town
4 Lowestoft East Suffolk 56,932 Town
5 Keighley Bradford 55,133 Town
6 Bracknell Bracknell Forest 54,265 Town
7 Macclesfield Cheshire 52,044 Town
8 Hereford Herefordshire 50,537 City
9 Royal Leamington Spa Warwick 49,563 Town
10 Banbury Cherwell 45,052 Town
11 Folkestone Folkestone and Hythe 42,058 Town
12 Salisbury Wiltshire 39,896 City
13 Ramsgate Thanet 39,858 Town
14 Farnham Waverley 39,167 Town
15 Canvey Island Castle Point 38,941 Town
16 Hatfield Welwyn Hatfield 38,600 Town
17 Bishop's Stortford East Hertfordshire 37,873 Town
18 Bury St Edmunds St Edmundsbury 37,854 Town
19 Elstree and Borehamwood Hertsmere 37,084 Town
20 Leighton–Linslade Central Bedfordshire 37,081 Town
21 Andover Test Valley 36,977 Town
22 Morecambe Lancaster 36,530 Town
23 Billingham Stockton-on-Tees 36,424 Town
24 Blyth Northumberland 36,379 Town
25 Bridlington East Riding of Yorkshire 36,324 Town
26 Bridgwater Sedgemoor 35,625 Town
27 Chippenham Wiltshire 35,155 Town
28 Dunstable Central Bedfordshire 35,068 Town
29 Exmouth East Devon 34,441 Town
30 Earley Wokingham 33,755 Town
31 Ecclesfield Sheffield 32,903 Parish
32[notes 1] Wokingham Wokingham 32,354 Town
33 Abingdon Vale of White Horse 32,183 Town
34 Rayleigh Rochford 31,982 Town
35 Morley Leeds 31,832 Town
36 Stanley County Durham 31,673 Town
37 Trowbridge Wiltshire 31,392 Town
38 Loughton Epping Forest 31,218 Town
39 Newbury West Berkshire 31,200 Town
40 Lichfield Lichfield 31,068 City
41 Winsford Cheshire West and Chester 31,038 Town
42 Bicester Cherwell 30,474 Town

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mid-2010 Population Estimates for Parishes in England and Wales

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Letchworth Garden City in North Hertfordshire, with a population of 32,858, was abolished on 31 March 2013.