List of two-tier counties of England

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This is a list of two-tier counties of England by population.

It includes those non-metropolitan counties (also known as shire counties) with a two-tier county council structure and does not include metropolitan counties or unitary authorities.

Where a unitary authority has separated from a shire county the population of the unitary authority is counted elsewhere. For example, the population of York is not included in North Yorkshire in this table.

The figures are mid-year estimates for 2019 from the Office for National Statistics.[1][2]

Densities are calculated from population and area values.

Rank County Population Area
(in km²)
Density
(people/km²)
1 Kent 1,581,555 3,544 446
2 Essex 1,489,189 3,459 431
3 Hampshire 1,382,542 3,678 376
4 Lancashire 1,219,799 2,894 422
5 Surrey 1,196,236 1,663 720
6 Hertfordshire 1,189,519 1,643 724
7 Norfolk 907,760 5,384 169
8 Staffordshire 879,560 2,620 336
9 West Sussex 863,980 1,991 434
10 Nottinghamshire 828,224 2,085 397
11 Derbyshire 802,694 2,547 315
12 Devon 802,375 6,564 122
13 Suffolk 761,350 3,800 200
14 Lincolnshire 761,224 5,939 128
15 Leicestershire 706,155 2,083 339
16 Oxfordshire 691,667 2,605 266
17 Cambridgeshire 653,537 3,046 215
18 Gloucestershire 637,070 2,653 240
19 North Yorkshire 618,054 8,037 77
20 Worcestershire 595,786 1,741 342
21 Warwickshire 577,933 1,975 293
22 Somerset 562,225 3,451 163
23 East Sussex 557,229 1,709 326
24 Cumbria 500,012 6,768 74

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Mid-2019". Office for National Statistics. 6 May 2020. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Standard Area Measurements (2016) for Administrative Areas in the United Kingdom". Office for National Statistics. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2017.