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Release: Ward Level mid-year population estimates for England and Wales (experimental), Mid-2012

Released: 26 November 2013


Pete Large

Population Estimates Unit

Telephone: +44 (0)1329 444661

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-2012 ward population estimates refer to the 2012 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 7,000 in England.

  • The largest wards by population size are city areas in the Midlands and Yorkshire.

  • Wards with the youngest population age structures are all areas containing universities, in particular the ward with the lowest median age was Heslington in York at 20.3 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.

Shows mid-year estimates for wards. The ward estimates available to download or view are for 2012 electoral wards. Ward estimates for other age groups are available on request.


Mid-2011 Ward Population Estimates (Census Based)

Mid-2002 to Mid-2010 Ward Population Estimates - revised

Mid-2001 Ward Population Estimates

Supporting Material

Population estimates methodology

Mid-2012 Parliamentary Constituency Population Estimates

Mid-2012 Output Area

Content from the Office for National Statistics.
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