List of English districts by population


List of the 314 districts of England (English Municipalities) ordered by population, according to estimated figures for 2019 from the Office for National Statistics.[1]

The list consists of the non-metropolitan districts (188), the London boroughs (32), metropolitan boroughs (36), unitary authorities (55) and those that are labelled as sui generis (2).

Map of England's districts
2011 RUCLAD Assignments in England[2]
Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county English Region
More than 1,000,000 inhabitants
1Birmingham1,141,816Metropolitan borough, City 1889West MidlandsWest Midlands
More than 500,000 inhabitants
2Leeds793,139Metropolitan borough, City 1893West YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
3Sheffield584,853Metropolitan borough, City 1893South YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
4Cornwall569,578Unitary authorityCornwallSouth West
5Manchester552,858Metropolitan borough, City 1853Greater ManchesterNorth West
6Buckinghamshire543,973Unitary authorityBuckinghamshireSouth East
7Bradford539,776Unitary authority, City 1897West YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
8County Durham530,094Unitary authorityCounty DurhamNorth East
9Wiltshire500,024Unitary authorityWiltshireSouth West
400,000 to 500,000 inhabitants
10Liverpool498,042Metropolitan borough, City 1880MerseysideNorth West
11Bristol463,377Unitary authority, City 1542BristolSouth West
12Kirklees439,787Metropolitan boroughWest YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
300,000 to 400,000 inhabitants
13Barnet395,869London boroughGreater LondonLondon
14Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole395,331Unitary authorityDorsetSouth West
15Croydon386,710London boroughGreater LondonLondon
16Cheshire East384,152Unitary authorityCheshireNorth West
17Dorset378,508Unitary authorityDorsetSouth West
18Coventry371,521Metropolitan borough, City 1345West MidlandsWest Midlands
19Leicester354,224Unitary authority, City 1919LeicestershireEast Midlands
20Newham353,134London boroughGreater LondonLondon
21Wakefield348,312Metropolitan borough, City 1888West YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
22Cheshire West and Chester343,071Unitary authorityCheshireNorth West
23Ealing341,806London boroughGreater LondonLondon
24East Riding of Yorkshire341,173Unitary authorityEast Riding of YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
25Enfield333,794London boroughGreater LondonLondon
26Nottingham332,900Unitary authority, City 1897NottinghamshireEast Midlands
27Bromley332,336London boroughGreater LondonLondon
28Brent329,771London boroughGreater LondonLondon
29Wandsworth329,677London boroughGreater LondonLondon
30Wigan328,662Metropolitan boroughGreater ManchesterNorth West
31Sandwell328,450Metropolitan boroughWest MidlandsWest Midlands
32Lambeth326,034London boroughGreater LondonLondon
33Tower Hamlets324,745London boroughGreater LondonLondon
34Wirral324,011Metropolitan boroughMerseysideNorth West
35Shropshire323,136Unitary authorityShropshireWest Midlands
36Northumberland322,434Unitary authorityNorthumberlandNorth East
37Dudley321,596Metropolitan boroughWest MidlandsWest Midlands
38Southwark318,830London boroughGreater LondonLondon
39Doncaster311,890Metropolitan boroughSouth YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
40Hillingdon306,870London boroughGreater LondonLondon
41Lewisham305,842London boroughGreater LondonLondon
42Redbridge305,222London boroughGreater LondonLondon
43Newcastle upon Tyne302,820Metropolitan borough, City 1882Tyne and WearNorth East
250,000 to 300,000 inhabitants
44Stockport293,423Metropolitan boroughGreater ManchesterNorth West
45Brighton & Hove290,885Unitary authority, City 2000East SussexSouth East
46Central Bedfordshire288,648Unitary authorityBedfordshireEast of England
47Greenwich287,942London borough, Royal BoroughGreater LondonLondon
48Bolton287,550Metropolitan boroughGreater ManchesterNorth West
49Walsall285,478Metropolitan boroughWest MidlandsWest Midlands
50South Gloucestershire285,093Unitary authorityGloucestershireSouth West
51Hackney281,120London boroughGreater LondonLondon
52Medway278,556Unitary authorityKentSouth East
53Sunderland277,705Metropolitan borough, City 1992Tyne and WearNorth East
54Waltham Forest276,983London boroughGreater LondonLondon
55Sefton276,410Metropolitan boroughMerseysideNorth West
56Hounslow271,523London boroughGreater LondonLondon
57Camden270,029London boroughGreater LondonLondon
58Milton Keynes269,457Unitary authority, BoroughBuckinghamshireSouth East
59Haringey268,647London boroughGreater LondonLondon
60Rotherham265,411Metropolitan boroughSouth YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
61Wolverhampton263,357Metropolitan borough, City (2000)West MidlandsWest Midlands
62Plymouth262,100Unitary authority, City 1928DevonSouth West
63Westminster261,317London borough, City (1540)Greater LondonLondon
64Hull259,778Unitary authority, City 1299East Riding of YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
65Havering259,552London boroughGreater LondonLondon
66Salford258,834Metropolitan borough, City (1926)Greater ManchesterNorth West
67Derby257,302Unitary authority, City (1977)DerbyshireEast Midlands
68Stoke-on-Trent256,375Unitary authority, City (1925)StaffordshireWest Midlands
69Southampton252,520Unitary authority, City (1964)HampshireSouth East
70Harrow251,160London boroughGreater LondonLondon
200,000 to 250,000
71East Suffolk249,461SuffolkEast of England
72Bexley248,287London boroughGreater LondonLondon
73Barnsley246,866Metropolitan boroughSouth YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
74Islington242,467London boroughGreater LondonLondon
75Trafford237,354Metropolitan boroughGreater ManchesterNorth West
76Oldham237,110Metropolitan boroughGreater ManchesterNorth West
77Tameside226,493Metropolitan boroughGreater ManchesterNorth West
78Northampton224,610BoroughNorthamptonshireEast Midlands
79Rochdale222,412Metropolitan boroughGreater ManchesterNorth West
80Swindon222,193Unitary authority, BoroughWiltshireSouth West
81Solihull216,374Metropolitan boroughWest MidlandsWest Midlands
82North Somerset215,052Unitary authoritySomersetSouth West
83Portsmouth214,905Unitary authority, City (1926)HampshireSouth East
84Luton213,052Unitary authority, BoroughBedfordshireEast of England
85Barking and Dagenham212,906London boroughGreater LondonLondon
86Calderdale211,455Metropolitan boroughWest YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
87York210,618Unitary authority, City (TI)North YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
88Warrington210,014Unitary authority, BoroughCheshireNorth West
89North Tyneside207,913Metropolitan boroughTyne and WearNorth East
90Merton206,548London boroughGreater LondonLondon
91Sutton206,349London boroughGreater LondonLondon
92Peterborough202,259Unitary authority, City (1541)CambridgeshireEast of England
93Gateshead202,055Metropolitan boroughTyne and WearNorth East
150,000 to 200,000
94Richmond upon Thames198,019London boroughGreater LondonLondon
95Stockton-on-Tees197,348Unitary authority, BoroughCounty Durham and
North Yorkshire
North East
96Colchester194,706BoroughEssexEast of England
97Bath and North East Somerset193,282Unitary authoritySomersetSouth West
98Herefordshire192,801Unitary authorityHerefordshireWest Midlands
99Bury190,990Metropolitan boroughGreater ManchesterNorth West
100Basildon187,199BoroughEssexEast of England
101Charnwood185,851BoroughLeicestershireEast Midlands
102Hammersmith and Fulham185,143London boroughGreater LondonLondon
103Southend-on-Sea183,125Unitary authority, BoroughEssexEast of England
104St Helens180,585Metropolitan boroughMerseysideNorth West
105New Forest180,086HampshireSouth East
106Telford and Wrekin179,854Unitary authority, BoroughShropshireWest Midlands
107West Suffolk179,045SuffolkEast of England
108Chelmsford178,388City (2012)EssexEast of England
109Huntingdonshire177,963CambridgeshireEast of England
110Kingston upon Thames177,507London borough, Royal BoroughGreater LondonLondon
111Basingstoke and Deane176,582BoroughHampshireSouth East
112Thurrock174,341Unitary authority, BoroughEssexEast of England
113Bedford173,292Unitary authority, BoroughBedfordshireEast of England
114North Lincolnshire172,292Unitary authority, BoroughLincolnshireYorkshire and the Humber
115Maidstone171,826BoroughKentSouth East
116Wokingham171,119Unitary authorityBerkshireSouth East
117South Somerset168,345SomersetSouth West
118Canterbury165,394City (TI)KentSouth East
119Reading161,780Unitary authority, BoroughBerkshireSouth East
120Wealden161,475East SussexSouth East
121Harrogate160,831BoroughNorth YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
122Arun160,758West SussexSouth East
123North East Lincolnshire159,563Unitary authority, BoroughLincolnshireYorkshire and the Humber
124South Cambridgeshire159,086CambridgeshireEast of England
125West Berkshire158,450Unitary authorityBerkshireSouth East
126Kensington and Chelsea156,129London borough, Royal BoroughGreater LondonLondon
127Somerset West and Taunton155,115SomersetSouth West
128Dacorum154,763BoroughHertfordshireEast of England
129Braintree152,604EssexEast of England
130Oxford152,457City (1542)OxfordshireSouth East
131Windsor and Maidenhead151,422Unitary authority, Royal BoroughBerkshireSouth East
132King's Lynn and West Norfolk151,383BoroughNorfolkEast of England
133Mid Sussex151,022West SussexSouth East
134South Tyneside150,976Metropolitan boroughTyne and WearNorth East
135Knowsley150,862Metropolitan boroughMerseysideNorth West
136Cherwell150,503OxfordshireSouth East
137Swale150,082BoroughKentSouth East
125,000 to 150,000
138East Hertfordshire149,748HertfordshireEast of England
139Blackburn with Darwen149,696Unitary authority, BoroughLancashireNorth West
140Slough149,539Unitary authority, BoroughBerkshireSouth East
141Guildford148,998BoroughSurreySouth East
142Reigate and Banstead148,748BoroughSurreySouth East
143St Albans148,452City (1877)HertfordshireEast of England
144Tendring146,561EssexEast of England
145East Devon146,284DevonSouth West
146Lancaster146,038City (1937)LancashireNorth West
147Horsham143,791West SussexSouth East
148Warwick143,753WarwickshireWest Midlands
149Preston143,135City (2002)LancashireNorth West
150South Kesteven142,424LincolnshireEast Midlands
151South Oxfordshire142,057OxfordshireSouth East
152Thanet141,922KentSouth East
153Isle of Wight141,771Unitary authority, CountyIsle of WightSouth East
154East Lindsey141,727LincolnshireEast Midlands
155Middlesbrough140,980Unitary authority, BoroughNorth YorkshireNorth East
156South Norfolk140,880NorfolkEast of England
157Norwich140,573City (1195)NorfolkEast of England
158Breckland139,968NorfolkEast of England
159Blackpool139,446Unitary authority, BoroughLancashireNorth West
160Stafford137,280StaffordshireWest Midlands
161Redcar and Cleveland137,150Unitary authority, BoroughNorth YorkshireNorth East
162Ipswich136,913BoroughSuffolkEast of England
163Elmbridge136,795BoroughSurreySouth East
164Torbay136,264Unitary authority, BoroughDevonSouth West
165Vale of White Horse136,007OxfordshireSouth East
166Teignbridge134,163DevonSouth West
167Eastleigh133,584BoroughHampshireSouth East
168North Hertfordshire133,570HertfordshireEast of England
169Tonbridge and Malling132,153BoroughKentSouth East
170Epping Forest131,689EssexEast of England
171Exeter131,405City (TI)DevonSouth West
172Broadland130,783NorfolkEast of England
173Stratford-on-Avon130,098WarwickshireWest Midlands
174Ashford130,032BoroughKentSouth East
175Nuneaton and Bedworth129,883BoroughWarwickshireWest Midlands
176Newcastle-under-Lyme129,441BoroughStaffordshireWest Midlands
177Wychavon129,433WorcestershireWest Midlands
178Halton129,410Unitary authority, BoroughCheshireNorth West
179Gloucester129,128City (1541)GloucestershireSouth West
180Amber Valley128,147BoroughDerbyshireEast Midlands
181Ashfield127,918NottinghamshireEast Midlands
182Waverley126,328BoroughSurreySouth East
183Havant126,220BoroughHampshireSouth East
184Test Valley126,160BoroughHampshireSouth East
100,000 to 125,000
185Winchester124,859City (TI)HampshireSouth East
186Cambridge124,798City (1951)CambridgeshireEast of England
187Sedgemoor123,178SomersetSouth West
188Welwyn Hatfield123,043HertfordshireEast of England
189Bracknell Forest122,549Unitary authority, BoroughBerkshireSouth East
190Newark and Sherwood122,421NottinghamshireEast Midlands
191East Hampshire122,308HampshireSouth East
192Chichester121,129Non-metropolitan districtWest SussexSouth East
193Sevenoaks120,750KentSouth East
194Stroud119,964GloucestershireSouth West
195East Staffordshire119,754BoroughStaffordshireWest Midlands
196Rushcliffe119,184BoroughNottinghamshireEast Midlands
197Tunbridge Wells118,724BoroughKentSouth East
198Chorley118,216BoroughLancashireNorth West
199Dover118,131KentSouth East
200Gedling117,896BoroughNottinghamshireEast Midlands
201Bassetlaw117,459NottinghamshireEast Midlands
202North Kesteven116,915LincolnshireEast Midlands
203Cheltenham116,306BoroughGloucestershireSouth West
204Fareham116,233BoroughHampshireSouth East
205Mendip115,587SomersetSouth West
206Erewash115,371BoroughDerbyshireEast Midlands
207West Lancashire114,306LancashireNorth West
208Broxtowe114,033BoroughNottinghamshireEast Midlands
209Hinckley and Bosworth113,136BoroughLeicestershireEast Midlands
210Folkestone and Hythe112,996KentSouth East
211Dartford112,606BoroughKentSouth East
212South Staffordshire112,436StaffordshireWest Midlands
213Crawley112,409BoroughWest SussexSouth East
214Wyre112,091BoroughLancashireNorth West
215South Ribble110,788BoroughLancashireNorth West
216West Oxfordshire110,643OxfordshireSouth East
217Worthing110,570BoroughWest SussexSouth East
218Mansfield109,313NottinghamshireEast Midlands
219Rugby108,935BoroughWarwickshireWest Midlands
220Scarborough108,757BoroughNorth YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
221Carlisle108,678City (TI)CumbriaNorth West
222South Derbyshire107,261DerbyshireEast Midlands
223Gravesham106,939BoroughKentSouth East
224Darlington106,803Unitary authority, BoroughCounty DurhamNorth East
225South Lakeland105,088CumbriaNorth West
226Hertsmere104,919BoroughHertfordshireEast of England
227Chesterfield104,900BoroughDerbyshireEast Midlands
228North Norfolk104,837NorfolkEast of England
229Lichfield104,756StaffordshireWest Midlands
230Mid Suffolk103,895SuffolkEast of England
231Eastbourne103,745BoroughEast SussexSouth East
232North West Leicestershire103,611LeicestershireEast Midlands
233Lewes103,268East SussexSouth East
234Fenland101,850CambridgeshireEast of England
235Kettering101,776BoroughNorthamptonshireEast Midlands
236Blaby101,526LeicestershireEast Midlands
237North East Derbyshire101,462DerbyshireEast Midlands
238Wyre Forest101,291WorcestershireWest Midlands
239Worcester101,222City (1189)WorcestershireWest Midlands
240Woking100,793BoroughSurreySouth East
241Cannock Chase100,762StaffordshireWest Midlands
75,000 to 100,000
242Bromsgrove99,881WorcestershireWest Midlands
243Spelthorne99,844BoroughSurreySouth East
244Great Yarmouth99,336BoroughNorfolkEast of England
245Lincoln99,299City (TI)LincolnshireEast Midlands
246Staffordshire Moorlands98,435StaffordshireWest Midlands
247Allerdale97,761BoroughCumbriaNorth West
248Broxbourne97,279BoroughHertfordshireEast of England
249North Devon97,145DevonSouth West
250Hart97,073HampshireSouth East
251Watford96,577BoroughHertfordshireEast of England
252Rother96,080East SussexSouth East
253West Lindsey95,667LincolnshireEast Midlands
254South Holland95,019LincolnshireEast Midlands
254Tewkesbury95,019BoroughGloucestershireSouth West
256Rushmoor94,599BoroughHampshireSouth East
257East Northamptonshire94,527NorthamptonshireEast Midlands
258South Northamptonshire94,490NorthamptonshireEast Midlands
259Harborough93,807LeicestershireEast Midlands
260Hartlepool93,663Unitary authority, BoroughCounty DurhamNorth East
261Three Rivers93,323HertfordshireEast of England
262High Peak92,666BoroughDerbyshireEast Midlands
263Hastings92,661BoroughEast SussexSouth East
264Pendle92,112BoroughLancashireNorth West
265Babergh92,036SuffolkEast of England
266Hambleton91,594North YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
267Uttlesford91,284EssexEast of England
268Selby90,620North YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
269Castle Point90,376BoroughEssexEast of England
270Cotswold89,862GloucestershireSouth West
271East Cambridgeshire89,840CambridgeshireEast of England
272Runnymede89,424BoroughSurreySouth East
273Surrey Heath89,305BoroughSurreySouth East
274Burnley88,920BoroughLancashireNorth West
275Tandridge88,129SurreySouth East
276Stevenage87,845BoroughHertfordshireEast of England
277Rochford87,368EssexEast of England
278Mole Valley87,245SurreySouth East
279Harlow87,067EssexEast of England
280South Hams87,004DevonSouth West
281Forest of Dean86,791GloucestershireSouth West
282Daventry85,950NorthamptonshireEast Midlands
283Redditch85,261BoroughWorcestershireWest Midlands
284Gosport84,838BoroughHampshireSouth East
285Mid Devon82,311DevonSouth West
286Hyndburn81,043BoroughLancashireNorth West
287Fylde80,780BoroughLancashireNorth West
288Epsom and Ewell80,627BoroughSurreySouth East
289Bolsover80,562DerbyshireEast Midlands
290Wellingborough79,707BoroughNorthamptonshireEast Midlands
291Malvern Hills78,698WorcestershireWest Midlands
292Brentwood77,021BoroughEssexEast of England
293Tamworth76,696BoroughStaffordshireWest Midlands
50,000 to 75,000
294Derbyshire Dales72,325DerbyshireEast Midlands
295Corby72,218BoroughNorthamptonshireEast Midlands
296Rossendale71,482BoroughLancashireNorth West
297Boston70,173BoroughLincolnshireEast Midlands
298Torridge68,267DevonSouth West
299Copeland68,183BoroughCumbriaNorth West
300Barrow-in-Furness67,049BoroughCumbriaNorth West
301North Warwickshire65,264BoroughWarwickshireWest Midlands
302Maldon64,926EssexEast of England
303Adur64,301West SussexSouth East
304Ribble Valley60,888BoroughLancashireNorth West
305Craven57,142North YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
306Oadby and Wigston57,015BoroughLeicestershireEast Midlands
307West Devon55,796BoroughDevonSouth West
308Ryedale55,380North YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
309Richmondshire53,730North YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
310Eden53,253CumbriaNorth West
311Melton51,209BoroughLeicestershireEast Midlands
Below 50,000
312Rutland39,927Unitary authorityRutlandEast Midlands
313City of London9,721City (TI), sui generisCity of LondonLondon
314Isles of Scilly2,224sui generisCornwallSouth West

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