Demography of Bradford

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Population density in the 2011 census in the Bradford Metropolitan District Council area.

Bradford, England is an ethnically and culturally diverse city. It is the sixth most populous city in the United Kingdom.

Population[edit]

Bradford's total population, according to the 2011 UK census, was 522,452. The population density was 1,428 people per square km.

Ethnicity[edit]

The following table shows the ethnic group of respondents in the 2001 and 2011 censuses in Bradford.

Ethnic Group 2001[1] 2011[2]
Number % Number %
White: British 355,684 76.06% 333,628 63.86%
White: Irish 3,479 0.74% 2,541 0.49%
White: Gypsy or Irish Traveller[note 1] 433 0.08%
White: Other 6,878 1.47% 15,715 3.01%
White: Total 366,041 78.27% 352,317 67.44%
Asian or Asian British: Indian 12,504 2.67% 13,555 2.59%
Asian or Asian British: Pakistani 67,994 14.54% 106,614 20.41%
Asian or Asian British: Bangladeshi 4,967 1.06% 9,863 1.89%
Asian or Asian British: Chinese[note 2] 896 0.19% 2,086 0.40%
Asian or Asian British: Other Asian 2,932 0.63% 8,031 1.54%
Asian or Asian British: Total 89,293 19.09% 140,149 26.83%
Black or Black British: Caribbean 3,038 0.65% 3,581 0.69%
Black or Black British: African 970 0.21% 4,993 0.96%
Black or Black British: Other Black 325 0.07% 693 0.13%
Black or Black British: Total 4,333 0.93% 9,267 1.77%
Mixed: White and Black Caribbean 2,611 0.56% 4,663 0.89%
Mixed: White and Black African 449 0.10% 875 0.17%
Mixed: White and Asian 2,926 0.63% 5,677 1.09%
Mixed: Other Mixed 951 0.20% 1,764 0.34%
Mixed: Total 6,937 1.48% 12,979 2.48%
Other: Arab[note 3] 3,714 0.71%
Other: Any other ethnic group 1,061 0.23% 4,026 0.77%
Other: Total 1,061 0.23% 7,740 1.48%
Total 467,665 100.00% 522,452 100.00%

Notes for table above

  1. ^ New category created for the 2011 census
  2. ^ In 2001, listed under the 'Chinese or other ethnic group' heading.
  3. ^ New category created for the 2011 census

Languages[edit]

The most common main languages spoken in Bradford according to the 2011 census are shown below.[3]

Rank Language Usual residents aged 3+ Proportion
1 English 424,527 85.31%
2 Punjabi 19,842 3.99%
3 Urdu 16,550 3.33%
4 Polish 5,526 1.11%
5 Bengali (with Sylheti and Chatgaya) 4,743 0.95%
6 Pashto 3,580 0.72%
7 Gujarati 2,638 0.53%
8 Arabic 2,398 0.48%
9 Slovak 2,162 0.43%
10 Kurdish 1,275 0.26%
11 Pakistani Pahari (with Mirpuri and Potwari) 1,048 0.21%
12 Latvian 985 0.20%
13 Russian 690 0.14%
14 Czech 642 0.13%
15 Tagalog/Filipino 640 0.13%
16 Persian/Farsi 592 0.12%
17 Italian 564 0.11%
18 French 443 0.09%
19 Lithuanian 436 0.09%
20 Greek 382 0.08%
Other 7,945 1.60%

Religion[edit]

The following table shows the religion of respondents in the 2001 and 2011 censuses in Bradford.

Religion 2001[4] 2011[5]
Number % Number %
Christian 281,236 60.14% 239,843 45.91%
Buddhist 537 0.11% 1,000 0.19%
Hindu 4,457 0.95% 4,882 0.93%
Jewish 356 0.08% 299 0.06%
Muslim 75,188 16.08% 129,041 24.70%
Sikh 4,748 1.02% 5,125 0.98%
Other religion 996 0.21% 1,686 0.32%
No religion 62,226 13.31% 108,027 20.68%
Religion not stated 37,921 8.11% 32,549 6.23%
Total 467,665 100.00% 522,452 100.00%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 census - theme tables". NOMIS. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Download:local authorities: county / unitary". NOMIS. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Download:local authorities: county / unitary". NOMIS. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "2001 census - theme tables". Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Download:local authorities: county / unitary". NOMIS. Retrieved 17 June 2015.