List of English districts by population

List of the 326 districts of England (English Municipalities) by population, estimated figures for 2016 from the Office for National Statistics. [1]

The list consists of the non-metropolitan districts (201), the London boroughs (32), metropolitan boroughs (36), unitary authorities (55) and those that are labelled as sui generis (2).

Map of England's districts by population
Rank District Population Type Ceremonial county English Region
More than 1,000,000 inhabitants
1 Birmingham 1,124,600 Metropolitan borough, City 1889 West Midlands West Midlands
More than 500,000 inhabitants
2 Leeds 781,700 Metropolitan borough, City 1893 West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
3 Sheffield 575,400 Metropolitan borough, City 1893 South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
4 Cornwall 553,700 Unitary authority Cornwall South West
5 Manchester 541,300 Metropolitan borough, City 1853 Greater Manchester North West
6 Bradford 534,300 Metropolitan borough, City 1897 West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
7 Co. Durham 522,100 Unitary authority County Durham North East
400,000 to 500,000 inhabitants
8 Wiltshire 488,400 Unitary authority Wiltshire South West
9 Liverpool 484,600 Metropolitan borough, City 1880 Merseyside North West
10 Bristol 454,200 Unitary authority, City 1542 Bristol South West
11 Kirklees 437,000 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
300,000 to 400,000 inhabitants
12 Barnet 386,100 London borough Greater London London
13 Croydon 382,300 London borough Greater London London
14 Cheshire East 376,700 Unitary authority Cheshire North West
15 Coventry 352,900 Metropolitan borough, City 1345 West Midlands West Midlands
16 Leicester 348,300 Unitary authority, City 1919 Leicestershire East Midlands
17 Ealing 343,200 London borough Greater London London
18 Newham 341,000 London borough Greater London London
19 East Riding of Yorkshire 337,700 Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
20 Wakefield 336,800 Metropolitan borough, City 1888 West Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
21 Cheshire West and Chester 335,700 Unitary authority Cheshire North West
22 Enfield 331,400 London borough Greater London London
23 Brent 328,300 London borough Greater London London
24 Lambeth 327,900 London borough Greater London London
25 Bromley 326,900 London borough Greater London London
26 Nottingham 325,300 Unitary authority, City 1897 Nottinghamshire East Midlands
27 Wigan 323,100 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
28 Sandwell 322,700 Metropolitan borough West Midlands West Midlands
29 Wirral 321,200 Metropolitan borough Merseyside North West
30 Dudley 317,600 Metropolitan borough West Midlands West Midlands
31 Wandsworth 316,100 London borough Greater London London
32 Northumberland 316,000 Unitary authority Northumberland North East
33 Shropshire 313,400 Unitary authority Shropshire West Midlands
34 Southwark 313,200 London borough Greater London London
35 Doncaster 306,400 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
36 Tower Hamlets 304,900 London borough Greater London London
37 Hillingdon 302,500 London borough Greater London London
38 Lewisham 301,900 London borough Greater London London
250,000 to 300,000 inhabitants
39 Redbridge 299,200 London borough Greater London London
40 Newcastle upon Tyne 296,500 Metropolitan borough, City 1882 Tyne and Wear North East
41 Stockport 290,600 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
42 Brighton & Hove 289,200 Unitary authority, City 2000 East Sussex South East
43 Bolton 283,100 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester North West
44 Greenwich 279,800 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London London
45 Central Bedfordshire 278,900 Unitary authority Bedfordshire East of England
46 Walsall 278,700 Metropolitan borough West Midlands West Midlands
47 Medway 278,500 Unitary authority Kent South East
48 Haringey 278,500 London borough Greater London London
49 Sunderland 278,000 Metropolitan borough, City 1992 Tyne and Wear North East
50 South Gloucestershire 277,600 Unitary authority Gloucestershire South West
51 Waltham Forest 275,800 London borough Greater London London
52 Sefton 274,300 Metropolitan borough Merseyside North West
53 Hackney 273,500 London borough Greater London London
54 Hounslow 271,100 London borough Greater London London
55 Milton Keynes 264,500 Unitary authority, Borough Buckinghamshire East of England
56 Plymouth 264,200 Unitary authority, City 1928 Devon South West
57 Rotherham 261,900 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
58 Hull 260,200 Unitary authority, City 1299 East Riding of Yorkshire Yorkshire and the Humber
59 Wolverhampton 256,600 Metropolitan borough, City (2000) West Midlands West Midlands
60 Derby 256,200 Unitary authority, City (1977) Derbyshire East Midlands
61 Southampton 254,300 Unitary authority, City (1964) Hampshire South East
62 Stoke-on-Trent 253,200 Unitary authority, City (1925) Staffordshire West Midlands
63 Havering 252,800 London borough Greater London London
200,000 to 250,000
64 Harrow 248,800 London borough Greater London
65 Salford 248,700 Metropolitan borough, City (1926) Greater Manchester
66 Westminster 247,600 London borough, City (1540) Greater London
67 Camden 246,200 London borough Greater London
68 Bexley 244,800 London borough Greater London
69 Barnsley 241,200 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
70 Trafford 234,700 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
71 Islington 232,900 London borough Greater London
72 Oldham 232,700 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
73 Northampton 225,500 Borough Northamptonshire
74 Tameside 223,200 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
75 Swindon 217,900 Unitary authority, Borough Wiltshire
76 Luton 216,800 Unitary authority, Borough Bedfordshire
77 Rochdale 216,200 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
78 Portsmouth 214,800 Unitary authority, City (1926) Hampshire
79 Solihull 211,800 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
80 North Somerset 211,700 Unitary authority Somerset
81 Calderdale 209,800 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire
82 Warrington 208,800 Unitary authority, Borough Cheshire
83 York 208,400 Unitary authority, City ( TI) North Yorkshire
84 Barking and Dagenham 206,500 London borough Greater London
85 Merton 205,000 London borough Greater London
86 North Tyneside 203,300 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
87 Sutton 202,200 London borough Greater London
88 Gateshead 201,600 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
150,000 to 200,000
89 Bournemouth 197,700 Unitary authority, Borough Dorset
90 Peterborough 197,100 Unitary authority, City (1541) Cambridgeshire
91 Richmond upon Thames 195,800 London borough Greater London
92 Stockton-on-Tees 195,700 Unitary authority, Borough Durham and North Yorkshire
93 Aylesbury Vale 193,100 Buckinghamshire
94 Herefordshire 189,300 Unitary authority Herefordshire
95 Bury 188,700 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
96 Bath and North East Somerset 187,800 Unitary authority Somerset
97 Colchester 186,600 Borough Essex
98 Basildon 183,400 Borough Essex
99 Southend-on-Sea 179,800 Unitary authority, Borough Essex
100 Hammersmith and Fulham 179,700 London borough Greater London
101 Charnwood 179,400 Borough Leicestershire
102 New Forest 179,200 Hampshire
103 St Helens 178,500 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
104 Wycombe 176,900 Buckinghamshire
105 Kingston upon Thames 176,100 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London
106 Huntingdonshire 175,700 Cambridgeshire
107 Basingstoke and Deane 174,600 Borough Hampshire
108 Chelmsford 174,100 City (2012) Essex
109 Telford and Wrekin 173,000 Unitary authority, Borough Shropshire
110 North Lincolnshire 170,800 Unitary authority, Borough Lincolnshire
111 Bedford 168,800 Unitary authority, Borough Bedfordshire
112 Thurrock 167,000 Unitary authority, Borough Essex
113 Maidstone 166,400 Borough Kent
114 South Somerset 165,600 Somerset
115 Reading 162,700 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
116 Canterbury 162,400 City ( TI) Kent
117 Wokingham 161,900 Unitary authority Berkshire
118 Oxford 161,300 City (1542) Oxfordshire
119 North East Lincolnshire 159,100 Unitary authority, Borough Lincolnshire
120 Wealden 157,600 East Sussex
121 Arun 157,000 West Sussex
122 West Berkshire 156,800 Unitary authority Berkshire
123 Kensington and Chelsea 156,700 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London
124 South Cambridgeshire 156,500 Cambridgeshire
125 Harrogate 156,300 Borough North Yorkshire
126 Dacorum 152,700 Borough Hertfordshire
127 King's Lynn and West Norfolk 151,600 Borough Norfolk
128 Poole 151,500 Unitary authority, Borough Dorset
129 Braintree 151,000 Essex
125,000 to 150,000
130 South Tyneside 149,400 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
131 Windsor and Maidenhead 148,800 Unitary authority, Royal Borough Berkshire
132 Guildford 148,000 Borough Surrey
133 Knowsley 147,900 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
134 Slough 147,200 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
135 Mid Sussex 147,100 West Sussex
136 Blackburn with Darwen 147,000 Unitary authority, Borough Lancashire
137 Cherwell 146,300 Oxfordshire
138 East Hertfordshire 146,300 Hertfordshire
139 St Albans 146,300 City (1877) Hertfordshire
140 Reigate and Banstead 145,600 Borough Surrey
141 Swale 145,000 Borough Kent
142 Lancaster 143,500 City (1937) Lancashire
143 Tendring 142,600 Essex
144 Preston 141,800 City (2002) Lancashire
145 Norwich 141,000 City (1195) Norfolk
146 Thanet 140,700 Kent
147 Warwick 140,400 Warwickshire
148 Middlesbrough 140,400 Unitary authority, Borough North Yorkshire
149 South Kesteven 140,200 Lincolnshire
150 East Devon 139,900 Devon
151 Isle of Wight 139,800 Unitary authority, County Isle of Wight
152 Blackpool 139,200 Unitary authority, Borough Lancashire
153 East Lindsey 138,400 Lincolnshire
154 South Oxfordshire 138,100 Oxfordshire
155 Horsham 138,000 West Sussex
156 Breckland 137,000 Norfolk
157 Ipswich 135,900 Borough Suffolk
158 Redcar and Cleveland 135,400 Unitary authority, Borough North Yorkshire
159 Stafford 134,200 Staffordshire
160 Torbay 133,900 Unitary authority, Borough Devon
161 South Norfolk 132,800 Norfolk
162 Elmbridge 132,800 Borough Surrey
163 North Hertfordshire 132,700 Hertfordshire
164 Cambridge 131,800 City (1951) Cambridgeshire
165 Epping Forest 130,300 Essex
166 Teignbridge 129,900 Devon
167 Exeter 129,800 City ( TI) Devon
168 Eastleigh 129,600 Borough Hampshire
169 Vale of White Horse 128,700 Oxfordshire
170 Gloucester 128,500 City (1541) Gloucestershire
171 Newcastle-under-Lyme 128,500 Borough Staffordshire
172 Broadland 127,500 Norfolk
173 Tonbridge and Malling 127,300 Borough Kent
174 Nuneaton and Bedworth 127,000 Borough Warwickshire
175 Halton 126,900 Unitary authority, Borough Cheshire
176 Ashford 126,200 Borough Kent
177 Suffolk Coastal 126,000 Suffolk
100,000 to 125,000
178 Amber Valley 124,600 Borough Derbyshire
179 Ashfield 124,500 Nottinghamshire
180 Waverley 123,800 Borough Surrey
181 Havant 123,600 Borough Hampshire
182 Wychavon 122,900 Worcestershire
183 Stratford-on-Avon 122,300 Warwickshire
184 Test Valley 122,000 Borough Hampshire
185 Welwyn Hatfield 122,000 Hertfordshire
186 Winchester 122,000 City ( TI) Hampshire
187 Sedgemoor 121,400 Somerset
188 Newark and Sherwood 119,600 Nottinghamshire
189 Bracknell Forest 119,400 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
190 Sevenoaks 119,100 Kent
191 Chichester 118,200 Non-metropolitan district West Sussex
192 East Hampshire 118,000 Hampshire
193 Cheltenham 117,500 Borough Gloucestershire
194 Stroud 117,400 Gloucestershire
195 Tunbridge Wells 117,100 Borough Kent
196 East Staffordshire 116,700 Borough Staffordshire
197 Waveney 116,500 Suffolk
198 Gedling 116,500 Borough Nottinghamshire
199 Taunton Deane 115,500 Borough Somerset
200 Fareham 115,400 Borough Hampshire
201 Rushcliffe 115,200 Borough Nottinghamshire
202 Erewash 114,900 Borough Derbyshire
203 Bassetlaw 114,800 Nottinghamshire
204 Chorley 114,400 Borough Lancashire
205 Dover 114,200 Kent
206 West Lancashire 113,400 Lancashire
207 North Kesteven 113,300 Lincolnshire
208 St Edmundsbury 112,900 Borough Suffolk
209 Broxtowe 112,700 Borough Nottinghamshire
210 Mendip 112,500 Somerset
211 Crawley 111,400 Borough West Sussex
212 Shepway 111,200 Kent
213 South Staffordshire 111,200 Staffordshire
214 Wyre 110,300 Borough Lancashire
215 South Ribble 110,100 Borough Lancashire
216 Hinckley and Bosworth 110,100 Borough Leicestershire
217 West Oxfordshire 108,700 Oxfordshire
218 Worthing 108,600 Borough West Sussex
219 Carlisle 108,400 City ( TI) Cumbria
220 Scarborough 107,800 Borough North Yorkshire
221 Mansfield 107,400 Nottinghamshire
222 Gravesham 106,800 Borough Kent
223 Darlington 105,600 Unitary authority, Borough Durham
224 Dartford 105,500 Borough Kent
225 Chesterfield 104,400 Borough Derbyshire
226 Rugby 103,800 Borough Warwickshire
227 North Norfolk 103,800 Norfolk
228 Hertsmere 103,500 Borough Hertfordshire
229 South Lakeland 103,300 Cumbria
230 Lichfield 103,100 Staffordshire
231 Eastbourne 103,100 Borough East Sussex
232 Worcester 102,300 City (1189) Worcestershire
233 West Dorset 101,400 Dorset
234 Lewes 101,400 East Sussex
235 North East Derbyshire 100,400 Derbyshire
236 South Derbyshire 100,300 Derbyshire
237 Fenland 100,200 Cambridgeshire
238 Mid Suffolk 100,000 Suffolk
75,000 to 100,000
239 Wyre Forest 99,900 Worcestershire
240 Woking 99,700 Borough Surrey
241 Great Yarmouth 99,200 Borough Norfolk
242 Kettering 99,000 Borough Northamptonshire
243 Spelthorne 98,900 Borough Surrey
244 North West Leicestershire 98,600 Leicestershire
245 Cannock Chase 98,500 Staffordshire
246 Staffordshire Moorlands 98,100 Staffordshire
247 Lincoln 97,800 City ( TI) Lincolnshire
248 Blaby 97,700 Leicestershire
249 Allerdale 97,000 Borough Cumbria
250 Broxbourne 96,800 Borough Hertfordshire
251 Watford 96,800 Borough Hertfordshire
252 Bromsgrove 96,800 Worcestershire
253 Rushmoor 96,300 Borough Hampshire
254 Chiltern 95,100 Buckinghamshire
255 North Devon 94,600 Devon
256 Hart 94,300 Hampshire
257 West Lindsey 93,700 Lincolnshire
258 Rother 93,600 East Sussex
259 Hartlepool 92,800 Unitary authority, Borough Durham
260 Three Rivers 92,500 Hertfordshire
261 South Holland 92,400 Lincolnshire
262 Hastings 92,200 Borough East Sussex
263 High Peak 91,700 Borough Derbyshire
264 East Northamptonshire 91,000 Northamptonshire
265 Pendle 90,600 Borough Lancashire
266 Hambleton 90,500 North Yorkshire
267 Harborough 90,400 Leicestershire
268 South Northamptonshire 90,000 Northamptonshire
269 Castle Point 89,700 Borough Essex
270 Babergh 89,500 Suffolk
271 East Dorset 89,100 Dorset
272 Tewkesbury 88,600 Borough Gloucestershire
273 Surrey Heath 88,400 Borough Surrey
274 East Cambridgeshire 87,800 Cambridgeshire
275 Burnley 87,500 Borough Lancashire
276 Stevenage 87,100 Borough Hertfordshire
277 Runnymede 86,900 Borough Surrey
278 Selby 86,700 North Yorkshire
279 Tandridge 86,700 Surrey
280 Mole Valley 86,200 Surrey
281 Uttlesford 86,200 Essex
282 Harlow 86,000 Essex
283 Cotswold 85,800 Gloucestershire
284 Rochford 85,700 Essex
285 Forest of Dean 85,400 Gloucestershire
286 Gosport 85,400 Borough Hampshire
287 Redditch 85,000 Borough Worcestershire
288 South Hams 84,300 Devon
289 Daventry 81,300 Northamptonshire
290 Hyndburn 80,500 Borough Lancashire
291 Mid Devon 79,800 Devon
292 Epsom and Ewell 79,600 Borough Surrey
293 Wellingborough 78,200 Borough Northamptonshire
294 Bolsover 78,100 Derbyshire
295 Fylde 78,000 Borough Lancashire
296 Tamworth 77,000 Borough Staffordshire
297 Brentwood 76,400 Borough Essex
298 Malvern Hills 76,100 Worcestershire
50,000 to 75,000
299 Derbyshire Dales 71,300 Derbyshire
300 North Dorset 71,100 Dorset
301 Rossendale 69,900 Borough Lancashire
302 South Bucks 69,600 Buckinghamshire
303 Copeland 69,300 Borough Cumbria
304 Corby 68,200 Borough Northamptonshire
305 Boston 67,600 Borough Lincolnshire
306 Barrow-in-Furness 67,300 Borough Cumbria
307 Torridge 67,000 Devon
308 Weymouth and Portland 65,400 Borough Dorset
309 Forest Heath 64,400 Suffolk
310 Adur 63,500 West Sussex
311 Maldon 63,400 Essex
312 North Warwickshire 63,200 Borough Warwickshire
313 Ribble Valley 58,800 Borough Lancashire
314 Craven 56,300 North Yorkshire
315 Oadby and Wigston 55,800 Borough Leicestershire
316 West Devon 54,600 Borough Devon
317 Richmondshire 53,700 North Yorkshire
318 Ryedale 53,500 North Yorkshire
319 Eden 52,600 Cumbria
320 Melton 50,900 Borough Leicestershire
Below 50,000
321 Christchurch 49,500 Borough Dorset
322 Purbeck 46,300 Dorset
323 Rutland 38,600 Unitary authority Rutland
324 West Somerset 34,300 Somerset
325 City of London 9,400 City ( TI), sui generis City of London
326 Isles of Scilly 2,300 sui generis Cornwall