List of towns and cities in England by population

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Towns and cities in England can be defined either by their local government administrative boundaries or by the physical extent of their built-up areas.

  • List of urban areas in the United Kingdom sets out the population of each urban area in England, as well as urban areas in other parts of the United Kingdom, as defined by the Office for National Statistics.
  • List of localities in England by population sets out the population of Localities, also called urban sub-divisions, as at the 2001 census (and thus significantly out of date). The Office for National Statistics changed its methodology significantly for the 2011 census and consequently this list cannot be updated and is retained for historical interest only. These localities were component areas of the urban areas of England as defined by the ONS and were intended to enable detailed study of smaller areas within urban areas, and to enable comparisons to be made with historical data. For example, in this list Manchester has a smaller population than the Greater Manchester Urban Area, which includes towns such as Sale and Stockport. Some large settlements, such as Milton Keynes (population 229,941 in 2001), are not listed at all because the ONS data was recorded for their component districts and not summed.

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