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Release: Ward Level mid-year population estimates for England and Wales (experimental), Mid-2011 (Census Based)

Released: 30 May 2013 Next edition: 26 November 2013


Pete Large

Population Estimates Unit

Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444664

Categories: Population, Population Change, Population Estimates, Population Estimates by Age and Sex

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England and Wales

Geographical breakdown: Ward and Electoral District

  • Mid-2011 ward population estimates are based on the results of the 2011 Census and are available for the 2011 electoral ward boundaries.
  • Across England and Wales wards have a mean population size of 6,600.
  • On average wards in Wales have smaller populations than those in England, with a mean population size of 3,500 compared to 6,900 in England.
  • The largest wards by population size are city areas in the Midlands and north of England.
  • Wards with the youngest population age structures are all areas containing universities, in particular the ward with the youngest median age was Heslington in York at 20.2 years. 
  • Ward population estimates are particularly important for use in local government for the planning and monitoring of services, as well as providing detailed information on the population of small local areas for academics and commercial organisations.

This product is part of the set of Small Area Population Estimates (SAPE). It includes estimates of the usually resident population as at 30 June of the reference year for 2011 electoral wards in England and Wales by age and sex. These estimates are consistent with the Census based Super Output Area (SOA), local authority, regional and national population estimates.

Supporting Material

Population estimates methodology

Mid-2011 Output Area Population Estimates

Mid-2011 Parliamentary Constituency Population Estimates


Mid-2010 Ward Level Population Estimates

Mid-2009 Ward Level Population Estimates

Mid-2008 Ward Level Population Estimates

Mid-2007 Ward Level Population Estimates

Mid-2006 Ward Level Population Estimates

Mid-2005 Ward Level Population Estimates

Mid-2004 Ward Level Population Estimates

Mid-2003 Ward Level Population Estimates

Mid-2002 Ward Level Population Estimates

Mid-2001 Ward Level Population Estimates

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