List of the most populous civil parishes in England

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This is a list of the most populous civil parishes in England.[1] It includes all civil parishes with populations over 30,000, representing less than 1% of all civil parishes.

Lichfield, Hereford and Salisbury are in addition to being some of the most populous civil parishes in England, among the smallest cities.

Rank Parish Local authority Population (2010) Status
1 Weston-super-Mare North Somerset 80,162 Town
2 Shrewsbury Shropshire 67,228 Town
3 Aylesbury Aylesbury Vale 57,285 Town
4 Keighley Bradford 55,133 Town
5 Bracknell Bracknell Forest 54,265 Town
6 Hereford Herefordshire 50,537 City
7 Royal Leamington Spa Warwick 49,563 Town
8 Banbury Cherwell 45,052 Town
9 Folkestone Shepway 42,058 Town
10 Salisbury Wiltshire 39,896 City
11 Ramsgate Thanet 39,858 Town
12 Farnham Waverley 39,167 Town
13 Canvey Island Castle Point 38,941 Town
14 Hatfield Welwyn Hatfield 38,600 Town
15 Bishop's Stortford East Hertfordshire 37,873 Town
16 Bury St Edmunds St Edmundsbury 37,854 Town
17 Elstree and Borehamwood Hertsmere 37,084 Town
18 Leighton–Linslade Central Bedfordshire 37,081 Town
19 Andover Test Valley 36,977 Town
20 Morecambe Lancaster 36,530 Town
21 Billingham Stockton-on-Tees 36,424 Town
22 Blyth Northumberland 36,379 Town
23 Bridlington East Riding of Yorkshire 36,324 Town
24 Bridgwater Sedgemoor 35,625 Town
25 Chippenham Wiltshire 35,155 Town
26 Dunstable Central Bedfordshire 35,068 Town
27 Exmouth East Devon 34,441 Town
28 Earley Wokingham 33,755 Town
29 Ecclesfield Sheffield 32,903 Parish
30[notes 1] Wokingham Wokingham 32,354 Town
31 Abingdon Vale of White Horse 32,183 Town
32 Rayleigh Rochford 31,982 Town
33 Morley Leeds 31,832 Town
34 Stanley County Durham 31,673 Town
35 Trowbridge Wiltshire 31,392 Town
36 Loughton Epping Forest 31,218 Town
37 Newbury West Berkshire 31,200 Town
38 Lichfield Lichfield 31,068 City
39 Winsford Cheshire West and Chester 31,038 Town
40 Bicester Cherwell 30,474 Town

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Letchworth Garden City in North Hertfordshire, with a population of 32,858, was abolished on 31 March 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mid-2010 Population Estimates for Parishes in England and Wales