The rate of net international migration into Yorkshire and The Humber was one of the highest of all the English regions.
Net international migration resulted in a population growth of 32,000 residents in 2010. This represents a rate of 60 people per 10,000 residents, a similar rate to London. (The North East had a higher rate than either Yorkshire and The Humber or London but the population increase in the North East resulting from net international migration was only 19,000.)
The total population for Yorkshire and The Humber was 5.3 million people in mid-2011, 10% of the population of England. Between 2001 and 2011 it increased by over 310,000, or 6.3% compared with 7.4% for England.
The interim 2011-based projections suggest that the region could have 5.7 million residents by 2021 – 7.0% more than in 2011. This increase is lower than the projected England increase of 8.6%.
The proportion of the population aged 65 and over in mid-2011 was 16.7%, close to the proportion for England as a whole (16.4%). The proportion of older people is projected to increase to 19.0% in 2021 compared with 18.7% for England.
The population density of the region was 340 residents per sq km in mid-2011, lower than the England average (400). Kingston upon Hull unitary authority (the only entirely urban authority in the region) had the highest population density in the region at 3,600 people per sq km. The next highest population densities among local authorities in the region were Sheffield (South Yorkshire), Leeds (West Yorkshire) and Bradford (West Yorkshire) with between 1,300 and 1,500 people per sq km. In contrast, all North Yorkshire districts had fewer than 140 people per sq km.
Source: Office for National Statistics
Notes and sources:
The data section of this release (454.5 Kb Excel sheet) provides more Population and Migration data. Office for National Statistics is the source for the data.
Population estimates and projections are based on the 2011 Census. The mid-2011 population estimates are those published on 25 September 2012 and the interim 2011-based subnational population projections were published on 28 September 2012.
Migration data are for calendar years. The latest calendar year for which both interregional and international migration are available is 2010. Interregional migration data were published on 17 October 2011 and international migration data were published on 24 November 2011. An interactive map of Internal Migration in England and Wales by Local Authority allows you to view ONS migration estimates for England & Wales as a ‘flow map’ drawing lines on the map to represent movements of migrants between areas of the country. The map requires a web browser capable of supporting HTML5 content – for example, Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox, Chrome, Safar and iOS5+/Android3+ mobile devices.
The 2011 Census provides a wealth of information for local areas. In particular you may be interested in:
2001 vs 2011 – Population and Age – interactive map allows you to find your area’s average age, population density and more
2011 Census area comparison tool – interactive tool allows the comparison of any 2 areas in England and Wales using 2011 Census population estimates and also provides a visual summary of change since 2001. Note – Requires Adobe Flash v10 or above
Census population and change – interactive map allows you to find the population density and change in population in your area since 2001
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