Population Estimates Unit
Telephone: +44 (0) 1329 444661
Frequency of release: Ad-hoc
Geographical coverage: England and Wales
Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County
The population of England and Wales was estimated to be 56,170,900 in mid-2011, with the population of England estimated to be 53,107,200 and the population of Wales estimated to be 3,063,800.
The population of England and Wales increased by 95,000 (0.2 per cent) between 2011 Census day (27 March) and the mid-year point (30 June).
In England and Wales there were 187,600 births and 121,000 deaths in the three months between 2011 Census day and the mid-year point.
The estimated flow of international migrants into England and Wales between 2011 Census day and the mid-year point was 98,200 and the estimated flow out of England and Wales was 68,500.
Compared to the 26 member states of the European Union (excluding the UK), the population of England and Wales ranks fourth, behind Germany, France and Italy.
Estimates of the usually resident population as at 30 June of the reference year. The Population Estimates reflect the administrative boundaries that were in place on 30 June of the reference year.
These estimates have been superceded by the Primary Care Organisation Population Estimates, Mid-2011 Final (Census Based) that were released on the 11th April 2013.
The final estimates can be found on our website.
Population Estimates for England and Wales, Mid-2011 (2011 Census-based).
The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:
Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.