List of unitary authorities of England

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This is a list of unitary authorities of England ordered by population.

Figures are mid-year estimates for 2010 from the Office for National Statistics.[1] Areas from UK Standard Area Measurements[2]

Rank County Region Population Density
(people/km²)
Area (km²)
1 Cornwall South West 535,300 151 3,549
2 County Durham North East 510,800 229 2,226
3 Wiltshire South West 459,800 141 3,255
4 Bristol South West 441,300 4,026 110
5 Cheshire East North West 363,800 312 1,158
6 East Riding of Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber 338,700 141 2,409
7 Cheshire West and Chester North West 327,300 357 918
8 Northumberland North East 312,000 62 5,013
9 Nottingham East Midlands 306,700 4,111 75
10 Leicester East Midlands 306,600 4,180 73
11 Shropshire West Midlands 293,400 92 3,197
12 South Gloucestershire South West 264,800 533 497
13 Hull Yorkshire and the Humber 263,900 3,694 71
14 Brighton & Hove South East 258,800 3,131 83
15 Plymouth South West 258,700 3,243 80
16 Medway South East 256,700 1,337 192
17 Central Bedfordshire East 255,200 357 716
18 Derby East Midlands 246,900 3,164 78
19 Milton Keynes South East 241,500 782 309
20 Stoke-on-Trent West Midlands 240,100 2,569 93
21 Southampton South East 239,700 4,636 52
22 North Somerset South West 212,200 568 375
23 Portsmouth South East 207,100 5,132 40
24 York Yorkshire and the Humber 202,400 744 272
25 Swindon South West 201,800 877 230
26 Warrington North West 198,900 1,101 181
27 Luton East 198,800 4,586 43
28 Stockton-on-Tees North East 192,400 944 204
29 Bath and North East Somerset South West 179,700 520 351
30 Herefordshire West Midlands 179,300 82 2,180
31 Peterborough East 173,400 505 343
32 Bournemouth South West 168,100 3,640 46
33 Southend-on-Sea East 165,300 3,959 42
34 Wokingham South East 163,200 912 179
35 Telford and Wrekin West Midlands 162,600 560 290
36 North Lincolnshire Yorkshire and the Humber 161,300 191 846
37 Bedford East 160,800 338 476
38 Thurrock East 159,700 978 163
39 North East Lincolnshire Yorkshire and the Humber 157,300 820 192
40 Reading South East 154,200 3,817 40
41 West Berkshire South East 154,000 219 704
42 Windsor and Maidenhead South East 146,100 743 197
43 Middlesbrough North East 142,400 2,643 54
44 Poole South West 142,100 2,195 65
45 Isle of Wight South East 140,500 370 380
46 Blackpool North West 140,000 4,017 35
47 Blackburn with Darwen North West 140,000 1,022 137
48 Redcar and Cleveland North East 137,400 561 245
49 Torbay South West 134,300 2,135 63
50 Slough South East 131,100 4,028 33
51 Halton North West 119,300 1,508 79
52 Bracknell Forest South East 116,500 1,065 109
53 Darlington North East 100,800 510 197
54 Hartlepool North East 91,300 973 94
55 Rutland East Midlands 38,600 101 382
56 Isles of Scilly South West 2,100 128 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Table 8a Mid-2011 Population Estimates: Selected age groups for local authorities in England and Wales; estimated resident population;". Population Estimates for England and Wales, Mid 2011 (Census Based). Office for National Statistics. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 22 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Standard Area Measurements - Local Authorities - Dec 2010 (SAM_LAD_DEC_2010_UK)". UK Standard Area Measurements (SAM). Office for National Statistics. 31 December 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2011.