2021 Census: Bradford District

2021 Census

The Census is a count of all people and households in the UK taken every 10 years. It is the most complete source of information about the population available and shows how our country is changing over time. 

The Census took place on 21 March 2021. The first release of the results from the 2021 Census were published on 28th June 2022

Information about Bradford District

The results show that there are 546,400 people living in Bradford District, an increase of 4,300 since the mid-2020 population estimates which were published last June and an increase of 23,950 people since the last Census in 2011.

Bradford is the fifth largest local authority in England in terms of population (after Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield and Manchester) – this is unchanged from recent population estimates.

The data has been published in five year age groups and so it has been possible to analyse the population total for young people aged 0-14 and this shows that Bradford has the 4th largest percentage of this age group (21.4%) after the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Slough Borough Council and Luton Borough Council.

The Government's Office for National Statistics (ONS) will be publishing data in greater detail and at lower-layer geographies later in the year.


Contact details

Catriona Colborn

Phone : 01274 434691
Email : catriona.colborn@bradford.gov.uk

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