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List of English districts by population
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List of English districts by population

This is a list of districts of England ordered by population. The populations are 2002 mid-year estimates from the Office for National Statistics, using the unrounded figures published by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister in the Entitlement Notification Reports for Revenue Support Grants [1].

See also: List of English counties by population - List of Ceremonial counties of England by Population - List of English districts by area - List of English districts by ethnic diversity

Table of contents
1 Over 300,000
2 250,000 to 300,000
3 200,000 to 250,000
4 150,000 to 200,000
5 125,000 to 150,000
6 100,000 to 125,000
7 75,000 to 100,000
8 50,000 to 75,000
9 Below 50,000
10 See also

Over 300,000

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
1 Birmingham 989,956 Metropolitan borough, City (1889) West Midlands
2 Leeds 716,513 Metropolitan borough, City (1893) West Yorkshire
3 Sheffield 512,242 Metropolitan borough, City (1893) South Yorkshire
4 Bradford 473,374 Metropolitan borough, City (1897) West Yorkshire
5 Liverpool 441,477 Metropolitan borough, City (1880) Merseyside
6 Manchester 422,302 Metropolitan borough, City (1853) Greater Manchester
7 Kirklees 389,486 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire
8 Bristol 381,618 Unitary, City (1542) Bristol
9 Croydon 336,583 London borough Greater London
10 Barnet 320,384 London borough Greater London
11 East Riding of Yorkshire 317,502 Unitary, District East Riding of Yorkshire
12 Wakefield 316,415 Metropolitan borough, City (1888) West Yorkshire
13 Wirral 310,209 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
14 Ealing 308,419 London borough Greater London
15 Dudley 304,830 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
16 Coventry 304,746 Metropolitan borough, City (1345) West Midlands
17 Wigan 301,639 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester

250,000 to 300,000

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
18 Bromley 296,830 London borough Greater London
19 Doncaster 287,648 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
20 Sandwell 284,875 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
21 Leicester 283,578 Unitary, City (1919) Leicestershire
22 Stockport 283,084 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
23 Enfield 281,775 London borough Greater London
24 Sefton 281,742 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
25 Sunderland 278,958 Metropolitan borough, City (1992) Tyne and Wear
26 Brent 272,448 London borough Greater London
27 Lambeth 271,869 London borough Greater London
28 Nottingham 270,005 Unitary, City (1897) Nottinghamshire
29 Wandsworth 269,290 London borough Greater London
30 Bolton 261,546 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
31 Newcastle upon Tyne 260,268 Metropolitan borough, City (1882) Tyne and Wear
32 Newham 254,041 London borough Greater London
33 Lewisham 253,816 London borough Greater London
34 Walsall 252,408 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
35 Southwark 251,307 London borough Greater London
36 Medway 250,921 Unitary, Borough Kent

200,000 to 250,000

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
37 Brighton and Hove 249,884 Unitary, City (2000) East Sussex
38 Rotherham 249,466 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
39 Hillingdon 246,546 London borough Greater London
40 South Gloucestershire 246,273 Unitary, District Gloucestershire
41 Redbridge 244,016 London borough Greater London
42 Hull 241,443 Unitary, City (1299) East Riding of Yorkshire
43 Plymouth 240,467 Unitary, City (1928) Devon
44 Wolverhampton 239,358 Metropolitan borough, City (2000) West Midlands
45 Stoke-on-Trent 238,576 Unitary, City (1925) Staffordshire
46 Haringey 225,124 London borough Greater London
47 Havering 224,211 London borough Greater London
48 Derby 223,249 Unitary, City (1977) Derbyshire
49 Waltham Forest 223,225 London borough Greater London
50 Greenwich 221,431 London borough Greater London
51 Southampton 221,193 Unitary, City (1964) Hampshire
52 Bexley 218,762 London borough Greater London
53 Oldham 218,578 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
54 Barnsley 217,932 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
55 Hounslow 216,644 London borough Greater London
56 Salford 216,178 Metropolitan borough, City (1926) Greater Manchester
57 Tameside 212,819 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
58 Harrow 211,618 London borough Greater London
59 Milton Keynes 210,426 Unitary, Borough Buckinghamshire
60 Hackney 210,213 London borough Greater London
61 Trafford 209,760 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
62 Camden 207,008 London borough Greater London
63 Tower Hamlets 206,825 London borough Greater London
64 Rochdale 206,218 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester

150,000 to 200,000

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
65 Solihull 199,595 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
66 Northampton 194,122 Borough Northamptonshire
67 Calderdale 193,424 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire
68 Merton 192,273 London borough Greater London
69 Warrington 192,120 Unitary, Borough Cheshire
70 North Tyneside 191,255 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
71 Gateshead 190,694 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
72 Westminster 190,631 London borough, City (1540) Greater London
73 North Somerset 189,492 Unitary, District Somerset
74 Portsmouth 188,501 Unitary, City (1926) Hampshire
75 Luton 186,179 Unitary, Borough Bedfordshire
76 York 182,362 Unitary, City North Yorkshire
77 Bury 181,344 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
78 Islington 181,013 London borough Greater London
79 Sutton 180,940 London borough Greater London
80 Swindon 180,558 Unitary, Borough Wiltshire
81 Stockton-on-Tees 179,668 Unitary, Borough Durham and North Yorkshire
82 St Helens 176,720 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
83 Herefordshire 176,471 Unitary, District Herefordshire
84 Richmond upon Thames 174,449 London borough Greater London
85 Hammersmith and Fulham 173,324 London borough Greater London
86 New Forest 170,256 District Hampshire
87 Bath and North East Somerset 169,560 Unitary, District Somerset
88 Barking and Dagenham 167,302 London borough Greater London
89 Aylesbury Vale 166,659 District Buckinghamshire
90 Basildon 166,397 District Essex
91 Kensington and Chelsea 165,069 London borough Greater London
92 Bournemouth 163,808 Unitary, Borough Dorset
93 Wycombe 161,226 District Buckinghamshire
94 Telford and Wrekin 160,576 Unitary, Borough Shropshire
95 Southend-on-Sea 158,760 Unitary, Borough Essex
96 North East Lincolnshire 157,989 Unitary, Borough Lincolnshire
97 Peterborough 157,962 Unitary, City (1541) Cambridgeshire
98 Huntingdonshire 157,899 District Cambridgeshire
99 Chelmsford 157,527 Borough Essex
100 Colchester 155,427 Borough Essex
101 North Lincolnshire 153,737 Unitary, Borough Lincolnshire
102 Charnwood 153,383 Borough Leicestershire
103 Basingstoke and Deane 153,032 Borough Hampshire
104 South Tyneside 152,340 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
105 Wokingham 151,159 Unitary, District Berkshire
106 South Somerset 151,093 District Somerset
107 Knowsley 150,861 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
108 Harrogate 150,558 District North Yorkshire
109 Kingston upon Thames 150,161 London borough Greater London

125,000 to 150,000

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
110 Macclesfield 149,798 Borough Cheshire
111 Bedford 149,204 Borough Bedfordshire
112 Thurrock 145,235 Unitary, Borough Essex
113 Reading 144,393 Unitary, Borough Berkshire
114 West Berkshire 143,965 Unitary, District Berkshire
115 Blackpool 141,920 Unitary, Borough Lancashire
116 Arun 141,842 District West Sussex
117 Tendring 139,995 District Essex
118 Maidstone 139,461 Borough Kent
119 Blackburn with Darwen 139,453 Unitary, Borough Lancashire
120 Redcar and Cleveland 139,381 Unitary, Borough North Yorkshire
121 Wealden 139,263 District East Sussex
122 Dacorum 138,053 Borough Hertfordshire
123 Poole 137,938 Unitary, Borough Dorset
124 King's Lynn and West Norfolk 137,409 Borough Norfolk
125 Canterbury 135,775 City Kent
126 Isle of Wight 134,876 Unitary, County Isle of Wight
127 Oxford 134,605 City (1542) Oxfordshire
128 Braintree 134,488 District Essex
129 Middlesbrough 133,886 Unitary North Yorkshire
130 Lancaster 133,556 City (1937) Lancashire
131 Windsor and Maidenhead 133,220 Royal Borough Berkshire
132 East Lindsey 132,571 District Lincolnshire
133 South Cambridgeshire 131,014 District Cambridgeshire
134 Cherwell 130,873 District Oxfordshire
135 Torbay 130,854 Unitary, Borough Devon
136 East Hertfordshire 130,094 District Hertfordshire
137 Preston 129,991 City (2002) Lancashire
138 Guildford 128,944 Borough Surrey
139 St Albans 128,889 City (1877) Hertfordshire
140 South Oxfordshire 128,489 District Oxfordshire
141 Warwick 128,008 District Warwickshire
142 Thanet 127,638 District Kent
143 Mid Sussex 127,192 District West Sussex
144 Reigate and Banstead 126,287 Borough Surrey
145 North Wiltshire 126,146 District Wiltshire
146 East Devon 126,069 District Devon
147 Swale 125,621 Borough Kent
148 South Kesteven 125,501 District Lincolnshire

100,000 to 125,000

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
149 Elmbridge 124,285 Borough Surrey
150 Vale Royal 123,332 Borough Cheshire
151 Horsham 122,359 District West Sussex
152 Breckland 122,153 District Norfolk
153 Mid Bedfordshire 122,081 District Bedfordshire
154 Newcastle-under-Lyme 122,075 Borough Staffordshire
155 Teignbridge 121,830 District Devon
156 Norwich 121,643 City (1195) Norfolk
157 Epping Forest (district) 121,338 District Essex
158 Slough 121,202 Unitary, Borough Berkshire
159 West Wiltshire 120,838 District Wiltshire
160 Stafford 120,226 District Staffordshire
161 Nuneaton and Bedworth 119,840 Borough Warwickshire
162 Broadland 119,048 District Norfolk
163 Chester 118,564 City Cheshire
164 North Hertfordshire 118,292 District Hertfordshire
165 Halton 118,156 Unitary, Borough Cheshire
166 Ipswich 117,298 Borough Suffolk
167 Amber Valley 117,046 Borough Derbyshire
168 Vale of White Horse 116,746 District Oxfordshire
169 Havant 116,413 Borough Hampshire
170 Eastleigh 116,006 Borough Hampshire
171 Waverley 115,976 Borough Surrey
172 Salisbury 115,060 District Wiltshire
173 Suffolk Coastal 114,983 District Suffolk
174 Ashfield 114,223 District Nottinghamshire
175 Wychavon 113,898 District Worcestershire
176 Waveney 113,370 District Suffolk
177 South Bedfordshire 113,367 District Bedfordshire
178 Stratford-on-Avon 113,109 District Warwickshire
179 South Norfolk 112,117 District Norfolk
180 Gedling 111,989 Borough Nottinghamshire
181 Crewe and Nantwich 111,624 Borough Cheshire
182 Exeter 111,110 City Devon
183 Cambridge 110,656 City (1951) Cambridgeshire
184 Test Valley 110,624 Borough Hampshire
185 Erewash 110,562 Borough Derbyshire
186 Gloucester 110,538 City Gloucestershire
187 Cheltenham 110,064 Borough Gloucestershire
188 Bracknell Forest 109,627 Unitary, Borough Berkshire
189 East Hampshire 109,609 District Hampshire
190 Fareham 108,972 Borough Hampshire
191 Tonbridge and Malling 108,751 Borough Kent
192 Sevenoaks 108,567 District Kent
193 West Lancashire 108,562 District Lancashire
194 Bassetlaw 108,479 District Nottinghamshire
195 Stroud 108,292 District Gloucestershire
196 Winchester 108,122 City Hampshire
197 Broxtowe 107,693 Borough Nottinghamshire
198 Sedgemoor 107,575 District Somerset
199 Wyre 106,826 Borough Lancashire
200 Chichester 106,703 District West Sussex
201 Newark and Sherwood 106,695 District Nottinghamshire
202 Scarborough 106,692 Borough North Yorkshire
203 South Staffordshire 106,130 District Staffordshire
204 Rushcliffe 106,051 Borough Nottinghamshire
205 Mendip 105,161 District Somerset
206 Ashford 104,756 Borough Kent
207 Dover 104,688 District Kent
208 South Ribble 104,541 Borough Lancashire
209 East Staffordshire 104,318 Borough Staffordshire
210 Taunton Deane 103,681 Borough Somerset
211 Tunbridge Wells 103,665 Borough Kent
212 South Lakeland 102,660 District Cumbria
213 Chorley 101,320 Borough Lancashire
214 Carlisle 101,128 City Cumbria
215 Hinckley and Bosworth 100,788 Borough Leicestershire

75,000 to 100,000

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
216 Crawley 99,787 Borough West Sussex
217 Chesterfield 99,049 Borough Derbyshire
218 North Norfolk 98,847 District Norfolk
219 St Edmundsbury 98,459 Borough Suffolk
220 Mansfield 98,025 District Nottinghamshire
221 Darlington 97,888 Unitary, Borough Durham
222 Restormel 97,767 Borough Cornwall
223 Worthing 97,436 Borough West Sussex
224 Wyre Forest 97,404 District Worcestershire
225 Welwyn Hatfield 97,352 District Hertfordshire
226 North East Derbyshire 97,047 District Derbyshire
227 North Kesteven 96,852 District Lincolnshire
228 Shepway 96,827 District Kent
229 West Oxfordshire 96,744 District Oxfordshire
230 Gravesham 96,142 Borough Kent
231 Shrewsbury and Atcham 95,425 Borough Shropshire
232 Staffordshire Moorlands 95,169 District Staffordshire
233 West Dorset 94,007 District Dorset
234 Kerrier 93,944 District Cornwall
235 Easington 93,741 District Durham
236 Allerdale 93,659 Borough Cumbria
237 Hertsmere 93,443 Borough Hertfordshire
238 Cannock Chase 93,274 District Staffordshire
239 Worcester 93,204 City (1189) Worcestershire
240 Lichfield 93,179 District Staffordshire
241 Lewes 93,134 District East Sussex
242 Blaby 91,594 District Leicestershire
243 Great Yarmouth 91,549 Borough Norfolk
244 Congleton 91,102 Borough Cheshire
245 Rushmoor 90,772 Borough Hampshire
246 Eastbourne 90,738 Borough East Sussex
247 Pendle 90,238 Borough Lancashire
248 High Peak 89,753 Borough Derbyshire
249 Spelthorne 89,700 Borough Surrey
250 Woking 89,431 Borough Surrey
251 Bromsgrove 89,353 District Worcestershire
252 Burnley 88,975 Borough Lancashire
253 Carrick 88,911 District Cornwall
254 Rugby 88,783 Borough Warwickshire
255 Chiltern 88,474 District Buckinghamshire
256 North Devon 88,331 District Devon
257 Hartlepool 88,237 Unitary, Borough Durham
258 Durham 87,656 City Durham
259 Mid Suffolk 87,647 District Suffolk
260 Broxbourne 87,469 Borough Hertfordshire
261 Castle Point 87,186 Borough Essex
262 Sedgefield 86,834 Borough Durham
263 North West Leicestershire 86,576 District Leicestershire
264 Dartford 86,440 Borough Kent
265 Lincoln 85,947 City Lincolnshire
266 Hastings 85,786 Borough East Sussex
267 Rother 85,337 District East Sussex
268 Derwentside 85,133 District Durham
269 Hambleton 84,895 District North Yorkshire
270 Babergh 84,669 District Suffolk
271 East Dorset 84,614 District Dorset
272 Fenland 84,335 District Cambridgeshire
273 Hart 84,210 District Hampshire
274 South Derbyshire 83,871 District Derbyshire
275 Kettering 82,997 Borough Northamptonshire
276 Three Rivers 82,532 District Hertfordshire
277 South Hams 82,050 District Devon
278 North Cornwall 81,889 District Cornwall
279 Hyndburn 81,814 Borough Lancashire
280 South Northamptonshire 81,697 District Northamptonshire
281 Blyth Valley 81,611 Borough Northumberland
282 Ellesmere Port and Neston 81,383 Borough Cheshire
283 West Lindsey 81,161 District Lincolnshire
284 Forest of Dean 80,591 District Gloucestershire
285 Watford 80,361 Borough Hertfordshire
286 Mole Valley 80,285 District Surrey
287 Cotswold 80,171 District Gloucestershire
288 Caradon 79,815 District Cornwall
289 Surrey Heath 79,734 Borough Surrey
290 Stevenage 79,659 Borough Hertfordshire
291 Tandridge 79,574 District Surrey
292 Rochford 79,265 District Essex
293 Redditch 79,171 Borough Worcestershire
294 South Holland 79,125 District Lincolnshire
295 Runnymede 78,887 Borough Surrey
296 Harlow 78,538 District Essex
297 Harborough 78,308 District Leicestershire
298 East Northamptonshire 78,271 District Northamptonshire
299 Selby 77,984 District North Yorkshire
300 Tewkesbury 77,321 Borough Gloucestershire
301 Gosport 77,092 Borough Hampshire

50,000 to 75,000

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
302 Tamworth 74,581 Borough Staffordshire
303 East Cambridgeshire 74,419 District Cambridgeshire
304 Kennet 74,305 District Wiltshire
305 Fylde 74,032 Borough Lancashire
306 Wellingborough 73,889 Borough Northamptonshire
307 Daventry 73,521 District Northamptonshire
308 Malvern Hills 72,867 District Worcestershire
309 Bolsover 72,482 District Derbyshire
310 Barrow-in-Furness 71,655 Borough Cumbria
311 Mid Devon 70,687 District Devon
312 Derbyshire Dales 69,443 District Derbyshire
313 Uttlesford 69,256 District Essex
314 Copeland 69,193 Borough Cumbria
315 Brentwood 68,592 Borough Essex
316 Epsom and Ewell 66,797 Borough Surrey
317 Rossendale 65,818 Borough Lancashire
318 Weymouth and Portland 64,246 Borough Dorset
319 Penwith 63,924 District Cornwall
320 North Warwickshire 62,940 Borough Warwickshire
321 North Dorset 62,298 District Dorset
322 South Bucks 61,751 District Buckinghamshire
323 Wear Valley 61,156 District Durham
324 Wansbeck 61,045 District Northumberland
325 Adur 60,536 District West Sussex
326 Maldon 60,399 District Essex
327 Torridge 60,200 District Devon
328 Tynedale 59,200 District Northumberland
329 North Shropshire 58,117 District Shropshire
330 Oadby and Wigston 56,717 Borough Leicestershire
331 Boston 56,686 Borough Lincolnshire
332 Forest Heath 55,505 District Suffolk
333 Ribble Valley 54,866 Borough Lancashire
334 Craven 53,864 District North Yorkshire
335 Corby 53,741 Borough Northamptonshire
336 Chester-le-Street 53,256 District Durham
337 Bridgnorth 52,376 District Shropshire
338 Ryedale 51,131 District North Yorkshire
339 West Devon 50,689 Borough Devon
340 Eden 50,218 District Cumbria

Below 50,000

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
341 Castle Morpeth 49,043 Borough Northumberland
342 Melton 48,125 Borough Leicestershire
343 Richmondshire 47,846 District North Yorkshire
344 Christchurch 45,316 Borough Dorset
345 Purbeck 44,100 District Dorset
346 South Shropshire 41,257 District Shropshire
347 Oswestry 38,029 Borough Shropshire
348 West Somerset 35,914 District Somerset
349 Rutland 34,680 Unitary, District Rutland
350 Alnwick 31,355 District Northumberland
351 Berwick upon Tweed 26,132 Borough Northumberland
352 Teesdale 24,537 District Durham
353 City of London 7,807 Unitary, City Greater London
354 Isles of Scilly 2,162 Unitary Cornwall

See also

List of Welsh principal areas by population, List of Northern Ireland districts by population, List of Scottish council areas by population