Demography of Leeds

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

Leeds, England is the third most populous city in the United Kingdom.

Population[edit]

Leeds's total population, according to the 2011 UK census, was 751,485. The population density was 1,388 people per square km.

Ethnicity[edit]

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

Ethnic Group 2001[1] 2011[2]
Number % Number %
White: British 637,872 89.16% 609,714 81.13%
White: Irish 8,578 1.20% 7,031 0.94%
White: Gypsy or Irish Traveller[note 1] 687 0.09%
White: Other 10,632 1.49% 22,055 2.93%
White: Total 657,082 91.85% 639,487 85.10%
Asian or Asian British: Indian 12,303 1.72% 16,130 2.15%
Asian or Asian British: Pakistani 15,064 2.11% 22,492 2.99%
Asian or Asian British: Bangladeshi 2,537 0.35% 4,432 0.59%
Asian or Asian British: Chinese[note 2] 3,447 0.48% 5,933 0.79%
Asian or Asian British: Other Asian 2,386 0.33% 9,256 1.23%
Asian or Asian British: Total 35,737 5.00% 58,243 7.75%
Black or Black British: Caribbean 6,718 0.94% 6,728 0.90%
Black or Black British: African 2,435 0.34% 14,894 1.98%
Black or Black British: Other Black 1,165 0.16% 4,271 0.57%
Black or Black British: Total 10,318 1.44% 25,893 3.45%
Mixed: White and Black Caribbean 4,603 0.64% 8,813 1.17%
Mixed: White and Black African 885 0.12% 2,493 0.33%
Mixed: White and Asian 2,516 0.35% 4,906 0.65%
Mixed: Other Mixed 1,733 0.24% 3,420 0.46%
Mixed: Total 9,737 1.36% 19,632 2.61%
Other: Arab[note 3] 3,791 0.50%
Other: Any other ethnic group 2,528 0.35% 4,439 0.59%
Other: Total 2,528 0.35% 8,230 1.10%
Total 715,402 100.00% 751,485 100.00%

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 Leeds according to the 2011 census are shown below.[3]

Rank Language Usual residents aged 3+ Proportion
1 English 670,650 92.90%
2 Polish 6,717 0.93%
3 Urdu 4,989 0.69%
4 Punjabi 4,537 0.63%
5 Arabic 3,393 0.47%
6 Bengali (with Sylheti and Chatgaya) 1,955 0.27%
7 Kurdish 1,772 0.25%
8 French 1,724 0.24%
9 Persian/Farsi 1,623 0.22%
10 Portuguese 1,260 0.17%
11 Tigrinya 904 0.13%
12 Spanish 851 0.12%
13 Lithuanian 842 0.12%
14 Shona 793 0.11%
15 Gujarati 760 0.11%
16 Russian 737 0.10%
17 Greek 726 0.10%
18 Czech 707 0.10%
19 Hindi 705 0.10%
20 Cantonese Chinese 704 0.10%
Other 15,522 2.15%

Religion[edit]

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

Religion 2001[4] 2011[5]
Number % Number %
Christian 492,656 68.86% 419,790 55.86%
Buddhist 1,587 0.22% 2,772 0.37%
Hindu 4,183 0.58% 7,048 0.94%
Jewish 8,267 1.16% 6,847 0.91%
Muslim 21,394 2.99% 40,772 5.43%
Sikh 7,586 1.06% 8,914 1.19%
Other religion 1,530 0.21% 2,396 0.32%
No religion 120,139 16.79% 212,229 28.24%
Religion not stated 58,060 8.12% 50,717 6.75%
Total 715,402 100.00% 751,485 100.00%

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.