List of two-tier counties of England

This is a list of two-tier counties of England by population.

It includes those non-metropolitan counties (also known as shire counties) with a two-tier county council structure and does not include metropolitan counties or unitary authorities.

Where a unitary authority has separated from a shire county the population of the unitary authority is counted elsewhere. For example, the population of York is not included in North Yorkshire in this table.

The figures are mid-year estimates for 2019 from the Office for National Statistics.[1][2]

Densities are calculated from population and area values.

Rank County Population Area
(in km²)
Density
(people/km²)
1 Kent 1581555 3544 446
2 Essex 1489189 3459 431
3 Hampshire 1382542 3678 376
4 Lancashire 1219799 2894 422
5 Surrey 1196236 1663 720
6 Hertfordshire 1189519 1643 724
7 Norfolk 907760 5384 169
8 Staffordshire 879560 2620 336
9 West Sussex 863980 1991 434
10 Nottinghamshire 828224 2085 397
11 Derbyshire 802694 2547 315
12 Devon 802375 6564 122
13 Suffolk 761350 3800 200
14 Lincolnshire 761224 5939 128
15 Northamptonshire 753278 2364 319
16 Leicestershire 706155 2083 339
17 Oxfordshire 691667 2605 266
18 Cambridgeshire 653537 3046 215
19 Gloucestershire 637070 2653 240
20 North Yorkshire 618054 8037 77
21 Worcestershire 595786 1741 342
22 Warwickshire 577933 1975 293
23 Somerset 562225 3451 163
24 East Sussex 557229 1709 326
25 Cumbria 500012 6768 74

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Mid-2019". Office for National Statistics. 6 May 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Standard Area Measurements (2016) for Administrative Areas in the United Kingdom". Office for National Statistics. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2017.