Population of counties in England in 2017

Mid year population estimate of England in 2017, by county (in 1,000 inhabitants)*

Population of counties in England in 2017 This statistic displays the estimated population of English counties in 2017. During this year there were estimated to be over 8.8 million people living in Greater London, the most of any region in England. The next three largest counties in terms of population were the West Midlands, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire, which contain the large urban areas which surround the cities of Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds respectively.
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Mid year population estimate of England in 2017, by county (in 1,000 inhabitants)*

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Number of inhabitants (in 1,000s)
Greater London8,825
West Midlands2,897.3
Greater Manchester2,798.8
West Yorkshire2,307.04
Hampshire1,837.81
Kent1,832.25
Essex1,820.38
Lancashire1,490.5
Merseyside1,416.83
South Yorkshire1,393.45
Devon1,185.49
Surrey1,185.32
Hertfordshire1,180.93
Nottinghamshire1,147.06
Tyne and Wear1,129.54
Staffordshire1,126.2
North Yorkshire 1,096.44
Lincolnshire1,082.29
Cheshire1,054.13
Derbyshire1,049
Leicestershire 1,043.75
Somerset 956.71
County Durham919.52
Gloucestershire 907.17
Berkshire905.81
Norfolk898.39
West Sussex852.35
Cambridgeshire 847.15
East Sussex 840.41
Buckinghamshire803.44
Dorset 770.69
Suffolk756.98
Northamptonshire 741.21
Wiltshire716.41
Oxfordshire 682.44
Bedfordshire664.6
East Yorkshire598.73
Worcestershire 588.37
Warwickshire 564.56
Cornwall563.61
Cumbria 498.38
Shropshire493.23
Bristol459.25
Northumberland319.03
Herefordshire191.04
Isle of Wight140.98
Rutland39.47
Number of inhabitants (in 1,000s)
Greater London8,825
West Midlands2,897.3
Greater Manchester2,798.8
West Yorkshire2,307.04
Hampshire1,837.81
Kent1,832.25
Essex1,820.38
Lancashire1,490.5
Merseyside1,416.83
South Yorkshire1,393.45
Devon1,185.49
Surrey1,185.32
Hertfordshire1,180.93
Nottinghamshire1,147.06
Tyne and Wear1,129.54
Staffordshire1,126.2
North Yorkshire 1,096.44
Lincolnshire1,082.29
Cheshire1,054.13
Derbyshire1,049
Leicestershire 1,043.75
Somerset 956.71
County Durham919.52
Gloucestershire 907.17
Berkshire905.81
Norfolk898.39
West Sussex852.35
Cambridgeshire 847.15
East Sussex 840.41
Buckinghamshire803.44
Dorset 770.69
Suffolk756.98
Northamptonshire 741.21
Wiltshire716.41
Oxfordshire 682.44
Bedfordshire664.6
East Yorkshire598.73
Worcestershire 588.37
Warwickshire 564.56
Cornwall563.61
Cumbria 498.38
Shropshire493.23
Bristol459.25
Northumberland319.03
Herefordshire191.04
Isle of Wight140.98
Rutland39.47
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This statistic displays the estimated population of English counties in 2017. During this year there were estimated to be over 8.8 million people living in Greater London, the most of any region in England. The next three largest counties in terms of population were the West Midlands, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire, which contain the large urban areas which surround the cities of Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds respectively.
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