List of settlements in West Yorkshire by population

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The 25 largest settlements of the county of West Yorkshire, with cities in bold, district centres in yellow, and key towns and areas in white.

This is a list of settlements in West Yorkshire by population based on the results of the 2011 census. The next United Kingdom census will take place in 2021. In 2011, there were 50 built-up area subdivisions with 5,000 or more inhabitants in West Yorkshire, shown in the table below.

Administrative boundaries[edit]

West Yorkshire numbered districts.svg

Table taken from the West Yorkshire article - this outlines many of the county's settlements, and is formatted according to their metropolitan borough.

Metropolitan county Metropolitan borough Centre of administration Other places
West Yorkshire 1 City of Leeds WYorks-Leeds.png Leeds Allerton Bywater, Beeston, Boston Spa, Collingham, Garforth, Guiseley, Harewood, Headingley, Holbeck, Horsforth, Kippax, Kirkstall, Ledsham, Ledston, Methley, Middleton, Morley, New Farnley, Otley, Oulton, Pool-in-Wharfedale, Pudsey, Rothwell, Rawdon, Scarcroft, Scholes, Stourton, Swillington, Walton (Leeds), Wetherby, Yeadon
2 City of Wakefield WYorks-Wakefield.png Wakefield Ackworth, Alverthorpe, Castleford, Crigglestone, Crofton, Durkar, Fairburn Ings, Featherstone, Ferrybridge, Fitzwilliam, Hemsworth, Horbury, Knottingley, Newmillerdam, Normanton, Nostell, Ossett, Outwood, Pontefract, Ryhill, Sandal, Sharlston, Stanley, Walton (Wakefield), West Bretton
3 Kirklees WYorks-Kirklees.png Huddersfield Almondbury, Batley, Birkby, Birkenshaw, Birstall, Cleckheaton, Dalton, Denby Dale, Dewsbury, Emley, Golcar, Gomersal, Hartshead, Hartshead Moor, Heckmondwike, Holmfirth, Honley, Kirkburton, Kirkheaton, Linthwaite, Liversedge, Marsden, Meltham, Mirfield, New Mill, Norristhorpe, Roberttown, Scammonden, Shelley, Shepley, Skelmanthorpe, Slaithwaite, Thornhill
4 Calderdale WYorks-Calderdale.png Halifax Bailiff Bridge, Boothtown, Brighouse, Copley, Cragg Vale, Elland, Greetland, Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall, Hipperholme, Holywell Green, Luddendenfoot, Mytholmroyd, Norwood Green, Rastrick, Ripponden, Shelf, Shibden, Sowerby Bridge, Todmorden
5 City of Bradford WYorks-Bradford.png Bradford Addingham, Baildon, Bingley, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Cottingley, Crossflatts, Cullingworth, Denholme, East and West Morton, Eccleshill, Eldwick, Esholt, Gilstead, Harden, Haworth, Ilkley, Keighley, Menston, Oakworth, Oxenhope, Queensbury, Riddlesden, Saltaire, Sandy Lane, Shipley, Silsden, Stanbury, Steeton, Thornbury, Thornton, Tong, Undercliffe, Wilsden

Population ranking[edit]

# Settlement Population (2001)[1] Population (2011)[2]
1 Leeds 445,260 474,632
2 Bradford 309,020 349,561
3 Huddersfield 147,280 162,949
4 Wakefield 96,290 99,251
5 Halifax 83,440 88,134
6 Batley 76,270 80,485
7 Dewsbury 57,780 62,945
8 Keighley 48,920 53,331
9 Castleford 36,300 39,192
10 Brighouse 31,870 33,286
11 Pudsey 31,850 32,216
12 Morley 27,480 29,673
13 Pontefract 28,250 29,305
14 Shipley 26,040 28,694
15 Bingley 19,890 22,493
16 Holmfirth 20,138 21,706
17 Normanton 20,280 21,317
18 Ossett 21,076 21,231
19 Yeadon 20,270 19,668
20 Rothwell 19,400 19,512
21 Mirfield 18,390 19,330
22 Horsforth 18,930 18,895
23 Liversedge 16,930 17,697
24 Baildon 15,569 15,944
25 Elland 14,560 15,625
26 Garforth 15,394 14,838
27 Ilkley 13,828 14,809
28 Otley 14,641 14,215
29 Knottingley 13,797 13,971
30 Heckmondwike 10,717 12,085
31 Guiseley 11,130 11,960
32 Todmorden 11,555 11,690
33 Cleckheaton 10,480 11,648
34 Wetherby 11,710 11,242
35 Featherstone 11,660 11,060
36 South Elmsall 10,211 10,366
37 Horbury 10,002 10,361
38 Kippax 10,422 10,083
39 Hemsworth 9,145 9,246
40 South Kirkby 8,220 8,533
41 Silsden 7,681 7,912
42 Meltham 7,382 7,836
43 Burley-in-Wharfedale 6,400 7,041
44 Haworth 6,078 6,379
45 Upton 6,070 5,874
46 Shepley 5,242 5,444
47 Thornton 4,998 5,289
48 Ackworth Moor Top 4,784 5,281
49 Crofton 5,414 5,258
50 Ryhill 4,731 5,150
51 Woodend 3,950 4,717
52 Ripponden 3,780 4,665
53 Boston Spa 4,628 4,662
54 Sowerby Bridge 4,420 4,601
55 Skelmanthorpe 4,141 4,549

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "West Yorkshire (Metropolitan County, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom) - Population Statistics and Location in Maps and Charts". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  2. ^ 2011 census table: ONS