List of English districts by population

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List of the 326 districts of England by population, reported as the 2011 mid-year estimates from the Office for National Statistics

The list consists of the non-metropolitan districts (201), the London boroughs (32), metropolitan boroughs (36), unitary authorities (55) and those that are labelled as sui generis (2).

More than 300,000[edit]

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
1 Birmingham 1,074,300 Metropolitan borough, City (1889) West Midlands
2 Leeds 750,700 Metropolitan borough, City (1893) West Yorkshire
3 Sheffield 551,800 Metropolitan borough, City (1893) South Yorkshire
4 Cornwall 533,800 Unitary authority Cornwall
5 Bradford 523,100 Metropolitan borough, City (1897) West Yorkshire
6 County Durham 513,000 Unitary authority County Durham
7 Manchester 502,900 Metropolitan borough, City (1853) Greater Manchester
8 Wiltshire 474,300 Unitary authority Wiltshire
9 Liverpool 465,700 Metropolitan borough, City (1880) Merseyside
10 Bristol 428,100 Unitary authority, City (1542) Bristol
11 Kirklees 423,000 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire
12 Cheshire East 370,700 Unitary authority Cheshire
13 Croydon 364,800 London borough Greater London
14 Barnet 357,500 London borough Greater London
15 Ealing 339,300 London borough Greater London
16 East Riding of Yorkshire 334,700 Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
17 Leicester 329,600 Unitary authority, City (1919) Leicestershire
18 Cheshire West and Chester 329,500 Unitary authority Cheshire
19 Wakefield 326,400 Metropolitan borough, City (1888) West Yorkshire
20 Coventry 325,949 Metropolitan borough, City (1345) West Midlands
21 Wigan 318,100 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
22 Wirral 319,800 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
23 Northumberland 316,300 Unitary authority Northumberland
24 Enfield 313,900 London borough Greater London
25 Dudley 313,300 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
26 Brent 312,200 London borough Greater London
27 Bromley 310,600 London borough Greater London
28 Newham 310,500 London borough Greater London
29 Sandwell 309,000 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
30 Wandsworth 307,700 London borough Greater London
31 Shropshire 307,100 Unitary authority Shropshire
32 Lambeth 304,500 London borough Greater London
33 Nottingham 303,900 Unitary authority, City (1897) Nottinghamshire
34 Doncaster 302,500 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire

250,000 to 300,000[edit]

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
35 Southwark 288,700 London borough Greater London
36 Stockport 283,300 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
37 Redbridge 281,400 London borough Greater London
38 Newcastle upon Tyne 279,100 Metropolitan borough, City (1882) Tyne and Wear
39 Bolton 277,300 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
40 Lewisham 276,900 London borough Greater London
41 Hillingdon 275,500 London borough Greater London
42 Sunderland 275,300 Metropolitan borough, City (1992) Tyne and Wear
43 Sefton 274,000 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
44 Brighton & Hove 273,000 Unitary authority, City (2000) East Sussex
45 Walsall 269,500 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
46 Medway 264,900 Unitary authority, Borough Kent
47 South Gloucestershire 263,400 Unitary authority Gloucestershire
48 Waltham Forest 259,700 London borough Greater London
49 Rotherham 257,700 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
50 Plymouth 256,600 Unitary authority, City (1928) Devon
51 Hull 256,100 Unitary authority, City (1299) East Riding of Yorkshire
52 Tower Hamlets 256,000 London borough Greater London
53 Central Bedfordshire 255,600 Unitary authority Bedfordshire
54 Greenwich 255,500 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London
55 Haringey 255,500 London borough Greater London
56 Hounslow 254,900 London borough Greater London

200,000 to 250,000[edit]

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
57 Milton Keynes 249,900 Unitary authority, Borough Buckinghamshire
58 Wolverhampton 249,900 Metropolitan borough, City (2000) West Midlands
59 Derby 248,900 Unitary authority, City (1977) Derbyshire
60 Stoke-on-Trent 248,700 Unitary authority, City (1925) Staffordshire
61 Hackney 247,200 London borough Greater London
62 Harrow 240,500 London borough Greater London
63 Havering 237,900 London borough Greater London
64 Southampton 235,900 Unitary authority, City (1964) Hampshire
65 Salford 234,500 Metropolitan borough, City (1926) Greater Manchester
66 Bexley 232,800 London borough Greater London
67 Barnsley 231,900 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
68 Trafford 227,100 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
69 Oldham 225,200 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
70 Camden 220,100 London borough Greater London
71 Tameside 219,700 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
72 Westminster 219,600 London borough, City (1540) Greater London
73 Northampton 212,100 Borough Northamptonshire
74 Rochdale 211,900 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
75 Swindon 209,700 Unitary authority, Borough Wiltshire
76 Solihull 206,900 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
77 Islington 206,300 London borough Greater London
78 Portsmouth 205,400 Unitary authority, City (1926) Hampshire
79 Calderdale 204,200 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire
80 Luton 203,600 Unitary authority, Borough Bedfordshire
81 North Somerset 203,100 Unitary authority Somerset
82 Warrington 202,228 Unitary authority, Borough Cheshire
83 North Tyneside 201,200 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
84 Merton 200,500 London borough Greater London
85 Gateshead 200,300 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear

150,000 to 200,000[edit]

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
86 York 197,800 Unitary authority, City (TI) North Yorkshire
87 Stockton-on-Tees 191,800 Unitary authority, Borough Durham and North Yorkshire
88 Sutton 191,100 London borough Greater London
89 Richmond upon Thames 187,500 London borough Greater London
90 Barking and Dagenham 187,000 London borough Greater London
91 Bury 185,400 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
92 Peterborough 184,500 Unitary authority, City (1541) Cambridgeshire
93 Herefordshire 183,600 Unitary authority Herefordshire
94 Bournemouth 183,500 Unitary authority, Borough Dorset
95 Hammersmith and Fulham 182,400 London borough Greater London
96 New Forest 176,800 Hampshire
97 Bath and North East Somerset 175,500 Unitary authority Somerset
98 St Helens 175,400 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
99 Basildon 175,000 Borough Essex
100 Aylesbury Vale 174,900 Buckinghamshire
101 Southend-on-Sea 174,300 Unitary authority, Borough Essex
102 Colchester 173,600 Borough Essex
103 Wycombe 172,000 Buckinghamshire
104 Huntingdonshire 170,000 Cambridgeshire
105 Basingstoke and Deane 168,600 Borough Hampshire
106 Chelmsford 168,500 City (2012) Essex
107 North Lincolnshire 167,500 Unitary authority, Borough Lincolnshire
108 Telford and Wrekin 166,800 Unitary authority, Borough Shropshire
109 Charnwood 165,900 Borough Leicestershire
110 South Somerset 162,100 Somerset
111 Kingston upon Thames 160,400 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London
112 North East Lincolnshire 159,700 Unitary authority, Borough Lincolnshire
113 Harrogate 158,700 Borough North Yorkshire
114 Thurrock 158,300 Unitary authority, Borough Essex
115 Kensington and Chelsea 158,300 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London
116 Bedford 157,800 Unitary authority, Borough Bedfordshire
117 Maidstone 155,800 Borough Kent
118 Reading 155,300 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
119 Wokingham 154,900 Unitary authority Berkshire
120 West Berkshire 154,100 Unitary authority Berkshire
121 Oxford 151,906 City (1542) Oxfordshire
122 Canterbury 150,600 City (TI) Kent

125,000 to 150,000[edit]

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
123 South Cambridgeshire 149,800 Cambridgeshire
124 Arun 149,800 West Sussex
125 Wealden 149,400 East Sussex
126 South Tyneside 148,200 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
127 Poole 148,100 Unitary authority, Borough Dorset
128 King's Lynn and West Norfolk 147,900 Borough Norfolk
129 Blackburn with Darwen 147,700 Unitary authority, Borough Lancashire
130 Braintree 147,500 Essex
131 Knowsley 145,900 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
132 Dacorum 145,300 Borough Hertfordshire
133 Windsor and Maidenhead 145,100 Unitary authority, Royal Borough Berkshire
134 Cherwell 142,300 Oxfordshire
135 Blackpool 142,100 Unitary authority, Borough Lancashire
136 St Albans 141,200 City (1877) Hertfordshire
137 Slough 140,700 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
138 Mid Sussex 140,200 West Sussex
139 Preston 140,100 City (2002) Lancashire
140 Isle of Wight 138,400 Unitary authority, County Isle of Wight
141 Reigate and Banstead 138,400 Borough Surrey
142 Middlesbrough 138,400 Unitary authority, Borough North Yorkshire
143 East Hertfordshire 138,200 Hertfordshire
144 Tendring 138,100 Essex
145 Lancaster 137,800 City (1937) Lancashire
146 Warwick 137,700 Warwickshire
147 Guildford 137,600 Borough Surrey
148 East Lindsey 136,700 Lincolnshire
149 Swale 136,300 Borough Kent
150 Redcar and Cleveland 135,200 Unitary authority, Borough North Yorkshire
151 South Oxfordshire 135,000 Oxfordshire
152 Thanet 134,400 Kent
153 South Kesteven 134,100 Lincolnshire
154 Ipswich 133,700 Borough Suffolk
155 East Devon 133,300 Devon
156 Norwich 132,200 City (1195) Norfolk
157 Elmbridge 131,400 Borough Surrey
158 Horsham 131,300 West Sussex
159 Torbay 131,200 Unitary authority, Borough Devon
160 Breckland 131,000 Norfolk
161 Stafford 130,900 Staffordshire
162 North Hertfordshire 127,500 Hertfordshire
163 Eastleigh 125,900 Borough Hampshire
164 Halton 125,700 Unitary authority, Borough Cheshire
165 Nuneaton and Bedworth 125,400 Borough Warwickshire

100,000 to 125,000[edit]

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
166 Epping Forest 124,900 Essex
167 Broadland 124,700 Norfolk
168 Suffolk Coastal 124,600 Suffolk
169 South Norfolk 124,500 Norfolk
170 Teignbridge 124,300 Devon
171 Newcastle-under-Lyme 123,900 Borough Staffordshire
172 Cambridge 122,700 City (1951) Cambridgeshire
173 Amber Valley 122,500 Borough Derbyshire
174 Vale of White Horse 121,900 Oxfordshire
175 Gloucester 121,900 City (1541) Gloucestershire
176 Waverley 121,800 Borough Surrey
177 Tonbridge and Malling 121,100 Borough Kent
178 Stratford-on-Avon 120,800 Warwickshire
179 Havant 120,800 Borough Hampshire
180 Ashfield 119,500 Nottinghamshire
181 Ashford 118,400 Borough Kent
182 Wychavon 117,100 Worcestershire
183 Exeter 117,100 City (TI) Devon
184 Winchester 116,800 City (TI) Hampshire
185 Test Valley 116,700 Borough Hampshire
186 East Hampshire 116,000 Hampshire
187 Cheltenham 115,600 Borough Gloucestershire
188 Waveney 115,400 Suffolk
189 Sevenoaks 115,400 Kent
190 Tunbridge Wells 115,200 Borough Kent
191 Newark and Sherwood 115,000 Nottinghamshire
192 Sedgemoor 114,900 Somerset
193 Chichester 114,000 West Sussex
194 East Staffordshire 113,900 Borough Staffordshire
195 Gedling 113,700 Borough Nottinghamshire
196 Bracknell Forest 113,700 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
197 Stroud 113,100 Gloucestershire
198 Bassetlaw 113,000 Nottinghamshire
199 Erewash 112,200 Borough Derbyshire
200 Fareham 111,900 Borough Hampshire
201 Dover 111,700 Kent
202 St Edmundsbury 111,400 Borough Suffolk
203 Rushcliffe 111,200 Borough Nottinghamshire
204 Welwyn Hatfield 110,700 Hertfordshire
205 Taunton Deane 110,600 Borough Somerset
206 West Lancashire 110,600 Lancashire
207 Broxtowe 109,700 Borough Nottinghamshire
208 Mendip 109,400 Somerset
209 South Ribble 109,200 Borough Lancashire
210 Scarborough 108,700 Borough North Yorkshire
211 North Kesteven 108,500 Lincolnshire
212 South Staffordshire 108,300 Staffordshire
213 Shepway 108,200 Kent
214 Wyre 107,700 Borough Lancashire
215 Chorley 107,600 Borough Lancashire
216 Carlisle 107,500 City (TI) Cumbria
217 Crawley 107,100 Borough West Sussex
218 Darlington 105,600 Unitary authority, Borough Durham
219 West Oxfordshire 105,400 Oxfordshire
220 Hinckley and Bosworth 105,300 Borough Leicestershire
221 Worthing 105,000 Borough West Sussex
222 Mansfield 104,600 Nottinghamshire
223 Chesterfield 103,800 Borough Derbyshire
224 South Lakeland 103,700 Cumbria
225 Gravesham 101,800 Borough Kent
226 North Norfolk 101,700 Norfolk
227 Lichfield 100,900 Staffordshire
228 Rugby 100,500 Borough Warwickshire
229 Hertsmere 100,400 Borough Hertfordshire

75,000 to 100,000[edit]

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
230 Woking 99,500 Borough Surrey
231 West Dorset 99,300 Dorset
232 Eastbourne 99,300 Borough East Sussex
233 North East Derbyshire 99,100 Derbyshire
234 Worcester 98,700 City (1189) Worcestershire
235 Wyre Forest 98,000 Worcestershire
236 Lewes 97,600 East Sussex
237 Cannock Chase 97,600 Staffordshire
238 Dartford 97,600 Borough Kent
239 Great Yarmouth 97,400 Borough Norfolk
240 Staffordshire Moorlands 97,200 Staffordshire
241 Mid Suffolk 97,100 Suffolk
242 Allerdale 96,400 Borough Cumbria
243 Spelthorne 95,900 Borough Surrey
244 Fenland 95,500 Cambridgeshire
245 South Derbyshire 94,900 Derbyshire
246 Rushmoor 94,400 Borough Hampshire
247 Blaby 94,100 Leicestershire
248 North Devon 94,000 Devon
249 Kettering 93,800 Borough Northamptonshire
250 North West Leicestershire 93,700 Leicestershire
251 Bromsgrove 93,700 Worcestershire
252 Broxbourne 93,700 Borough Hertfordshire
253 Lincoln 93,100 City (TI) Lincolnshire
254 Chiltern 92,700 Buckinghamshire
255 Hartlepool 92,100 Unitary authority, Borough Durham
256 Hart 91,700 Hampshire
257 High Peak 91,000 Borough Derbyshire
258 Rother 90,700 East Sussex
259 Watford 90,700 Borough Hertfordshire
260 Hastings 90,200 Borough East Sussex
261 Hambleton 89,600 North Yorkshire
262 Pendle 89,600 Borough Lancashire
263 West Lindsey 89,400 Lincolnshire
264 South Holland 88,400 Lincolnshire
265 Castle Point 88,000 Borough Essex
266 Babergh 87,900 Suffolk
267 Three Rivers 87,900 Hertfordshire
268 East Dorset 87,300 Dorset
269 Burnley 87,000 Borough Lancashire
270 East Northamptonshire 86,900 Northamptonshire
271 Surrey Heath 86,400 Borough Surrey
272 Harborough 85,700 Leicestershire
273 Mole Valley 85,600 Surrey
274 South Northamptonshire 85,400 Northamptonshire
275 Redditch 84,300 Borough Worcestershire
276 East Cambridgeshire 84,200 Cambridgeshire
277 Stevenage 84,200 Borough Hertfordshire
278 South Hams 83,600 Devon
279 Selby 83,500 North Yorkshire
280 Rochford 83,300 Essex
281 Cotswold 83,200 Gloucestershire
282 Tandridge 83,200 Surrey
283 Gosport 82,700 Borough Hampshire
284 Tewkesbury 82,300 Borough Gloucestershire
285 Forest of Dean 82,200 Gloucestershire
286 Harlow 82,200 Essex
287 Runnymede 80,500 Borough Surrey
288 Hyndburn 80,500 Borough Lancashire
289 Uttlesford 80,000 Essex
290 Daventry 78,100 Northamptonshire
291 Mid Devon 77,900 Devon
292 Tamworth 76,900 Borough Staffordshire
293 Fylde 76,100 Borough Lancashire
294 Bolsover 76,000 Derbyshire
295 Wellingborough 75,600 Borough Northamptonshire
296 Epsom and Ewell 75,200 Borough Surrey

50,000 to 75,000[edit]

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
297 Malvern Hills 74,700 Worcestershire
298 Brentwood 73,800 Borough Essex
299 Derbyshire Dales 71,100 Derbyshire
300 Copeland 70,600 Borough Cumbria
301 Barrow-in-Furness 69,100 Borough Cumbria
302 North Dorset 69,000 Dorset
303 Rossendale 68,100 Borough Lancashire
304 South Bucks 67,100 Buckinghamshire
305 Weymouth and Portland 65,100 Borough Dorset
306 Boston 64,600 Borough Lincolnshire
307 Torridge 64,000 Devon
308 North Warwickshire 62,100 Borough Warwickshire
309 Maldon 61,700 Essex
310 Corby 61,600 Borough Northamptonshire
311 Adur 61,300 West Sussex
312 Forest Heath 60,000 Suffolk
313 Ribble Valley 57,300 Borough Lancashire
314 Oadby and Wigston 56,000 Borough Leicestershire
315 Craven 55,500 North Yorkshire
316 West Devon 53,700 Borough Devon
317 Richmondshire 53,300 North Yorkshire
318 Eden 52,500 Cumbria
319 Ryedale 51,900 North Yorkshire
320 Melton 50,500 Borough Leicestershire

Below 50,000[edit]

Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county
321 Christchurch 47,900 Borough Dorset
322 Purbeck 45,200 Dorset
323 Rutland 37,600 Unitary authority Rutland
324 West Somerset 34,600 Somerset
325 City of London 7,400 City (TI), sui generis City of London
326 Isles of Scilly 2,200 sui generis Cornwall

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