List of English districts by population

List of the 317 districts of England (English Municipalities) ordered by population, according to estimated figures for 2019 from the Office for National Statistics.[1]

The list consists of the non-metropolitan districts (192), the London boroughs (32), metropolitan boroughs (36), unitary authorities (55) and those that are labelled as sui generis (2).

Map of England's districts
2011 RUCLAD Assignments in England[2]
Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county English Region
More than 1,000,000 inhabitants
1 Birmingham 1,141,816 Metropolitan borough, City 1889 West Midlands West Midlands
More than 500,000 inhabitants
2 Leeds 793,139 Metropolitan borough, City 1893 West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
3 Sheffield 584,853 Metropolitan borough, City 1893 South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
4 Cornwall 569,578 Unitary authority Cornwall South West
5 Manchester 552,858 Metropolitan borough, City 1853 Greater Manchester North West
6 Bradford 539,776 Metropolitan borough, City 1897 West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
7 Durham 530,094 Unitary authority County Durham North East
400,000 to 500,000 inhabitants
8 Wiltshire 500,024 Unitary authority Wiltshire South West
9 Liverpool 498,042 Metropolitan borough, City 1880 Merseyside North West
10 Bristol 463,377 Unitary authority, City 1542 Bristol South West
11 Kirklees 439,787 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
300,000 to 400,000 inhabitants
12 Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 395,331 Unitary authority Dorset South West
13 Barnet 395,869 London borough Greater London London
14 Croydon 386,710 London borough Greater London London
15 Cheshire East 384,152 Unitary authority Cheshire North West
16 Dorset 378,508 Unitary authority Dorset South West
17 Coventry 371,521 Metropolitan borough, City 1345 West Midlands West Midlands
18 Leicester 354,224 Unitary authority, City 1919 Leicestershire East Midlands
19 Newham 353,134 London borough Greater London London
20 Wakefield 348,312 Metropolitan borough, City 1888 West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
21 Ealing 341,806 London borough Greater London London
22 Cheshire West and Chester 343,071 Unitary authority Cheshire North West
23 East Riding of Yorkshire 341,173 Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
24 Enfield 333,794 London borough Greater London London
25 Bromley 332,336 London borough Greater London London
26 Nottingham 332,900 Unitary authority, City 1897 Nottinghamshire East Midlands
27 Brent 329,771 London borough Greater London London
28 Sandwell 328,450 Metropolitan borough West Midlands West Midlands
29 Wandsworth 329,677 London borough Greater London London
30 Wigan 328,662 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
31 Lambeth 326,034 London borough Greater London London
32 Wirral 324,011 Metropolitan borough Merseyside North West
33 Dudley 321,596 Metropolitan borough West Midlands West Midlands
34 Northumberland 322,434 Unitary authority Northumberland North East
35 Shropshire 323,136 Unitary authority Shropshire West Midlands
36 Tower Hamlets 324,745 London borough Greater London London
37 Southwark 318,830 London borough Greater London London
38 Doncaster 311,890 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
39 Hillingdon 306,870 London borough Greater London London
40 Redbridge 305,222 London borough Greater London London
41 Lewisham 305,842 London borough Greater London London
42 Newcastle upon Tyne 302,820 Metropolitan borough, City 1882 Tyne and Wear North East
250,000 to 300,000 inhabitants
43 Stockport 293,423 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
44 Brighton & Hove 290,885 Unitary authority, City 2000 East Sussex South East
45 Greenwich 287,942 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London London
46 Bolton 287,550 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
47 Central Bedfordshire 288,648 Unitary authority Bedfordshire East of England
48 Walsall 285,478 Metropolitan borough West Midlands West Midlands
49 South Gloucestershire 285,093 Unitary authority Gloucestershire South West
50 Hackney 281,120 London borough Greater London London
51 Medway 278,556 Unitary authority Kent South East
52 Sunderland 277,705 Metropolitan borough, City 1992 Tyne and Wear North East
53 Waltham Forest 276,983 London borough Greater London London
54 Sefton 276,410 Metropolitan borough Merseyside North West
55 Hounslow 271,523 London borough Greater London London
56 Haringey 268,647 London borough Greater London London
57 Milton Keynes 269,457 Unitary authority, Borough Buckinghamshire South East
58 Rotherham 265,411 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
59 Plymouth 262,100 Unitary authority, City 1928 Devon South West
60 Camden 270,029 London borough Greater London London
61 Wolverhampton 263,357 Metropolitan borough, City (2000) West Midlands West Midlands
62 Hull 259,778 Unitary authority, City 1299 East Riding of Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
63 Havering 259,552 London borough Greater London London
64 Derby 257,302 Unitary authority, City (1977) Derbyshire East Midlands
65 Stoke-on-Trent 256,375 Unitary authority, City (1925) Staffordshire West Midlands
66 Westminster 261,317 London borough, City (1540) Greater London London
67 Salford 258,834 Metropolitan borough, City (1926) Greater Manchester North West
68 Southampton 252,520 Unitary authority, City (1964) Hampshire South East
69 Harrow 251,160 London borough Greater London London
200,000 to 250,000
70 East Suffolk 249,461 Suffolk East of England
71 Bexley 248,287 London borough Greater London London
72 Barnsley 246,866 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
73 Islington 242,467 London borough Greater London London
74 Trafford 237,354 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
75 Oldham 237,110 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
76 Tameside 226,493 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
77 Northampton 224,610 Borough Northamptonshire East Midlands
78 Swindon 222,193 Unitary authority, Borough Wiltshire South West
79 Rochdale 222,412 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
80 Portsmouth 214,905 Unitary authority, City (1926) Hampshire South East
81 Solihull 216,374 Metropolitan borough West Midlands West Midlands
82 Luton 213,052 Unitary authority, Borough Bedfordshire East of England
83 North Somerset 215,052 Unitary authority Somerset South West
84 Barking and Dagenham 212,906 London borough Greater London London
85 Calderdale 211,455 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
86 York 210,618 Unitary authority, City (TI) North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
87 Warrington 210,014 Unitary authority, Borough Cheshire North West
88 Merton 206,548 London borough Greater London London
89 North Tyneside 207,913 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear North East
90 Sutton 206,349 London borough Greater London London
91 Gateshead 202,055 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear North East
92 Peterborough 202,259 Unitary authority, City (1541) Cambridgeshire East of England
150,000 to 200,000
94 Stockton-on-Tees 197,348 Unitary authority, Borough County Durham and
North Yorkshire
North East
95 Richmond upon Thames 198,019 London borough Greater London London
96 Colchester 194,706 Borough Essex East of England
97 Herefordshire 192,801 Unitary authority Herefordshire West Midlands
98 Bath and North East Somerset 193,282 Unitary authority Somerset South West
99 Bury 190,990 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
100 Basildon 187,199 Borough Essex East of England
101 Hammersmith and Fulham 185,143 London borough Greater London London
102 Charnwood 185,851 Borough Leicestershire East Midlands
103 Southend-on-Sea 183,125 Unitary authority, Borough Essex East of England
104 St Helens 180,585 Metropolitan borough Merseyside North West
105 New Forest 180,086 Hampshire South East
106 West Suffolk 179,045 Suffolk East of England
107 Telford and Wrekin 179,854 Unitary authority, Borough Shropshire West Midlands
108 Huntingdonshire 177,963 Cambridgeshire East of England
109 Chelmsford 178,388 City (2012) Essex East of England
110 Basingstoke and Deane 176,582 Borough Hampshire South East
111 Kingston upon Thames 177,507 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London London
113 Thurrock 174,341 Unitary authority, Borough Essex East of England
114 North Lincolnshire 172,292 Unitary authority, Borough Lincolnshire Yorkshire and the Humber
115 Bedford 173,292 Unitary authority, Borough Bedfordshire East of England
116 Maidstone 171,826 Borough Kent South East
117 Wokingham 171,119 Unitary authority Berkshire South East
118 South Somerset 168,345 Somerset South West
119 Canterbury 165,394 City (TI) Kent South East
120 Reading 161,780 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire South East
121 Harrogate 160,831 Borough North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
122 Wealden 161,475 East Sussex South East
123 Arun 160,758 West Sussex South East
124 North East Lincolnshire 159,563 Unitary authority, Borough Lincolnshire Yorkshire and the Humber
125 West Berkshire 158,450 Unitary authority Berkshire South East
126 South Cambridgeshire 159,086 Cambridgeshire East of England
127 Kensington and Chelsea 156,129 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London London
128 Oxford 152,457 City (1542) Oxfordshire South East
129 Dacorum 154,763 Borough Hertfordshire East of England
130 Somerset West and Taunton 155,115 Somerset South West
131 King's Lynn and West Norfolk 151,383 Borough Norfolk East of England
132 Braintree 152,604 Essex East of England
133 Windsor and Maidenhead 151,422 Unitary authority, Royal Borough Berkshire South East
134 South Tyneside 150,976 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear North East
125,000 to 150,000
135 Mid Sussex 151,022 West Sussex South East
136 Knowsley 150,862 Metropolitan borough Merseyside North West
137 Cherwell 150,503 Oxfordshire South East
138 Slough 149,539 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire South East
139 Blackburn with Darwen 149,696 Unitary authority, Borough Lancashire North West
140 Swale 150,082 Borough Kent South East
141 East Hertfordshire 149,748 Hertfordshire East of England
142 Guildford 148,998 Borough Surrey South East
143 Reigate and Banstead 148,748 Borough Surrey South East
144 St Albans 148,452 City (1877) Hertfordshire East of England
145 Tendring 146,561 Essex East of England
146 East Devon 146,284 Devon South West
147 Lancaster 146,038 City (1937) Lancashire North West
148 Warwick 143,753 Warwickshire West Midlands
149 Horsham 143,791 West Sussex South East
150 South Kesteven 142,424 Lincolnshire East Midlands
151 Thanet 141,922 Kent South East
152 Preston 143,135 City (2002) Lancashire North West
153 Isle of Wight 141,771 Unitary authority, County Isle of Wight South East
154 Norwich 140,573 City (1195) Norfolk East of England
155 East Lindsey 141,727 Lincolnshire East Midlands
156 Middlesbrough 140,980 Unitary authority, Borough North Yorkshire North East
157 South Oxfordshire 142,057 Oxfordshire South East
158 Breckland 139,968 Norfolk East of England
159 Blackpool 139,446 Unitary authority, Borough Lancashire North West
160 South Norfolk 140,880 Norfolk East of England
161 Ipswich 136,913 Borough Suffolk East of England
162 Redcar and Cleveland 137,150 Unitary authority, Borough North Yorkshire North East
163 Elmbridge 136,795 Borough Surrey South East
164 Stafford 137,280 Staffordshire West Midlands
165 Torbay 136,264 Unitary authority, Borough Devon South West
166 Vale of White Horse 136,007 Oxfordshire South East
167 North Hertfordshire 133,570 Hertfordshire East of England
168 Teignbridge 134,163 Devon South West
169 Eastleigh 133,584 Borough Hampshire South East
170 Epping Forest 131,689 Essex East of England
171 Tonbridge and Malling 132,153 Borough Kent South East
172 Exeter 131,405 City (TI) Devon South West
173 Newcastle-under-Lyme 129,441 Borough Staffordshire West Midlands
174 Broadland 130,783 Norfolk East of England
175 Gloucester 129,128 City (1541) Gloucestershire South West
176 Ashford 130,032 Borough Kent South East
177 Nuneaton and Bedworth 129,883 Borough Warwickshire West Midlands
178 Halton 129,410 Unitary authority, Borough Cheshire North West
179 Stratford-on-Avon 130,098 Warwickshire West Midlands
180 Wychavon 129,433 Worcestershire West Midlands
181 Ashfield 127,918 Nottinghamshire East Midlands
182 Amber Valley 128,147 Borough Derbyshire East Midlands
183 Havant 126,220 Borough Hampshire South East
184 Cambridge 124,798 City (1951) Cambridgeshire East of England
185 Waverley 126,328 Borough Surrey South East
186 Test Valley 126,160 Borough Hampshire South East
100,000 to 125,000
187 Winchester 124,859 City (TI) Hampshire South East
188 Sedgemoor 123,178 Somerset South West
189 Welwyn Hatfield 123,043 Hertfordshire East of England
190 Bracknell Forest 122,549 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire South East
191 Newark and Sherwood 122,421 Nottinghamshire East Midlands
192 Chichester 121,129 Non-metropolitan district West Sussex South East
193 East Hampshire 122,308 Hampshire South East
194 Sevenoaks 120,750 Kent South East
195 Stroud 119,964 Gloucestershire South West
196 East Staffordshire 119,754 Borough Staffordshire West Midlands
197 Tunbridge Wells 118,724 Borough Kent South East
198 Gedling 117,896 Borough Nottinghamshire East Midlands
199 Rushcliffe 119,184 Borough Nottinghamshire East Midlands
200 Cheltenham 116,306 Borough Gloucestershire South West
201 Dover 118,131 Kent South East
202 Bassetlaw 117,459 Nottinghamshire East Midlands
203 Chorley 118,216 Borough Lancashire North West
204 Fareham 116,233 Borough Hampshire South East
205 North Kesteven 116,915 Lincolnshire East Midlands
206 Erewash 115,371 Borough Derbyshire East Midlands
207 Mendip 115,587 Somerset South West
208 West Lancashire 114,306 Lancashire North West
209 Broxtowe 114,033 Borough Nottinghamshire East Midlands
210 Folkestone and Hythe 112,996 Kent South East
211 Crawley 112,409 Borough West Sussex South East
212 Hinckley and Bosworth 113,136 Borough Leicestershire East Midlands
213 South Staffordshire 112,436 Staffordshire West Midlands
214 Wyre 112,091 Borough Lancashire North West
215 South Ribble 110,788 Borough Lancashire North West
216 Worthing 110,570 Borough West Sussex South East
217 West Oxfordshire 110,643 Oxfordshire South East
218 Dartford 112,606 Borough Kent South East
219 Mansfield 109,313 Nottinghamshire East Midlands
220 Scarborough 108,757 Borough North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
221 Carlisle 108,678 City (TI) Cumbria North West
222 Rugby 108,935 Borough Warwickshire West Midlands
223 Darlington 106,803 Unitary authority, Borough County Durham North East
224 Gravesham 106,939 Borough Kent South East
225 Chesterfield 104,900 Borough Derbyshire East Midlands
226 North Norfolk 104,837 Norfolk East of England
227 South Lakeland 105,088 Cumbria North West
228 South Derbyshire 107,261 Derbyshire East Midlands
229 Hertsmere 104,919 Borough Hertfordshire East of England
230 Lichfield 104,756 Staffordshire West Midlands
231 Eastbourne 103,745 Borough East Sussex South East
232 Lewes 103,268 East Sussex South East
233 Mid Suffolk 103,895 Suffolk East of England
234 North West Leicestershire 103,611 Leicestershire East Midlands
235 Worcester 101,222 City (1189) Worcestershire West Midlands
236 Fenland 101,850 Cambridgeshire East of England
237 Kettering 101,776 Borough Northamptonshire East Midlands
238 Woking 100,793 Borough Surrey South East
239 North East Derbyshire 101,462 Derbyshire East Midlands
240 Wyre Forest 101,291 Worcestershire West Midlands
241 Blaby 101,526 Leicestershire East Midlands
242 Cannock Chase 100,762 Staffordshire West Midlands
75,000 to 100,000
243 Great Yarmouth 99,336 Borough Norfolk East of England
244 Spelthorne 99,844 Borough Surrey South East
245 Lincoln 99,299 City (TI) Lincolnshire East Midlands
246 Bromsgrove 99,881 Worcestershire West Midlands
247 Staffordshire Moorlands 98,435 Staffordshire West Midlands
248 Allerdale 97,761 Borough Cumbria North West
249 Broxbourne 97,279 Borough Hertfordshire East of England
250 Watford 96,577 Borough Hertfordshire East of England
251 Hart 97,073 Hampshire South East
252 North Devon 97,145 Devon South West
254 Rother 96,080 East Sussex South East
255 Rushmoor 94,599 Borough Hampshire South East
256 West Lindsey 95,667 Lincolnshire East Midlands
257 South Holland 95,019 Lincolnshire East Midlands
258 East Northamptonshire 94,527 Northamptonshire East Midlands
259 Hartlepool 93,663 Unitary authority, Borough County Durham North East
260 Three Rivers 93,323 Hertfordshire East of England
261 Hastings 92,661 Borough East Sussex South East
262 Tewkesbury 95,019 Borough Gloucestershire South West
263 South Northamptonshire 94,490 Northamptonshire East Midlands
264 Harborough 93,807 Leicestershire East Midlands
265 High Peak 92,666 Borough Derbyshire East Midlands
266 Pendle 92,112 Borough Lancashire North West
267 Babergh 92,036 Suffolk East of England
268 Hambleton 91,594 North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
269 Castle Point 90,376 Borough Essex East of England
270 East Cambridgeshire 89,840 Cambridgeshire East of England
271 Uttlesford 91,284 Essex East of England
272 Selby 90,620 North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
273 Cotswold 89,862 Gloucestershire South West
274 Surrey Heath 89,305 Borough Surrey South East
275 Burnley 88,920 Borough Lancashire North West
276 Runnymede 89,424 Borough Surrey South East
277 Stevenage 87,845 Borough Hertfordshire East of England
278 Tandridge 88,129 Surrey South East
279 Mole Valley 87,245 Surrey South East
280 Rochford 87,368 Essex East of England
281 Harlow 87,067 Essex East of England
282 Forest of Dean 86,791 Gloucestershire South West
283 Gosport 84,838 Borough Hampshire South East
284 Redditch 85,261 Borough Worcestershire West Midlands
285 South Hams 87,004 Devon South West
286 Daventry 85,950 Northamptonshire East Midlands
286 Mid Devon 85,950 Devon South West
288 Hyndburn 81,043 Borough Lancashire North West
289 Epsom and Ewell 80,627 Borough Surrey South East
290 Fylde 80,780 Borough Lancashire North West
291 Bolsover 80,562 Derbyshire East Midlands
292 Wellingborough 79,707 Borough Northamptonshire East Midlands
293 Malvern Hills 78,698 Worcestershire West Midlands
294 Tamworth 76,696 Borough Staffordshire West Midlands
295 Brentwood 77,021 Borough Essex East of England
50,000 to 75,000
296 Derbyshire Dales 72,325 Derbyshire East Midlands
297 Rossendale 71,482 Borough Lancashire North West
298 Corby 72,218 Borough Northamptonshire East Midlands
300 Boston 70,173 Borough Lincolnshire East Midlands
301 Copeland 68,183 Borough Cumbria North West
302 Torridge 68,267 Devon South West
303 Barrow-in-Furness 67,049 Borough Cumbria North West
304 North Warwickshire 65,264 Borough Warwickshire West Midlands
305 Maldon 64,926 Essex East of England
306 Adur 64,301 West Sussex South East
307 Ribble Valley 60,888 Borough Lancashire North West
308 Oadby and Wigston 57,015 Borough Leicestershire East Midlands
309 Craven 57,142 North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
310 West Devon 55,796 Borough Devon South West
311 Ryedale 55,380 North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
312 Richmondshire 53,730 North Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
313 Eden 53,253 Cumbria North West
314 Melton 51,209 Borough Leicestershire East Midlands
Below 50,000
315 Rutland 39,927 Unitary authority Rutland East Midlands
316 City of London 9,721 City (TI), sui generis City of London London
317 Isles of Scilly 2,224 sui generis Cornwall South West

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Mid-2019". Office for National Statistics. 6 May 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  2. ^ "2011 Rural-Urban Classification of Local Authority Districts and Similar Geographic Units in England: A User Guide" (PDF).