List of English districts by population

List of the 326 districts of England (English Municipalities) by population, estimated figures for 2017 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
RankDistrictPopulationTypeCeremonial countyEnglish Region
More than 1,000,000 inhabitants
1Birmingham1,137,100Metropolitan borough, City 1889West MidlandsWest Midlands
More than 500,000 inhabitants
2Leeds784,800Metropolitan borough, City 1893West YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
3Sheffield577,800Metropolitan borough, City 1893South YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
4Cornwall561,300Unitary authorityCornwallSouth West
5Manchester545,500Metropolitan borough, City 1853Greater ManchesterNorth West
6Bradford534,800Metropolitan borough, City 1897West YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
7Co. Durham523,700Unitary authorityCounty DurhamNorth East
400,000 to 500,000 inhabitants
8Wiltshire496,000Unitary authorityWiltshireSouth West
9Liverpool491,500Metropolitan borough, City 1880MerseysideNorth West
10Bristol459,300Unitary authority, City 1542BristolSouth West
11Kirklees437,100Metropolitan boroughWest YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
300,000 to 400,000 inhabitants
12Barnet387,800London boroughGreater LondonLondon
13Croydon384,800London boroughGreater LondonLondon
14Cheshire East378,800Unitary authorityCheshireNorth West
15Coventry360,100Metropolitan borough, City 1345West MidlandsWest Midlands
16Leicester353,500Unitary authority, City 1919LeicestershireEast Midlands
17Newham348,000London boroughGreater LondonLondon
18Ealing342,700London boroughGreater LondonLondon
19Wakefield340,800Metropolitan borough, City 1888West YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
20East Riding of Yorkshire338,100Unitary authorityEast Riding of YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
21Cheshire West and Chester338,000Unitary authorityCheshireNorth West
22Enfield332,700London boroughGreater LondonLondon
23Bromley329,400London boroughGreater LondonLondon
24Nottingham329,200Unitary authority, City 1897NottinghamshireEast Midlands
25Brent329,100London boroughGreater LondonLondon
26Sandwell325,500Metropolitan boroughWest MidlandsWest Midlands
27Wigan324,700Metropolitan boroughGreater ManchesterNorth West
28Lambeth324,000London boroughGreater LondonLondon
29Wandsworth323,300London boroughGreater LondonLondon
30Wirral322,800Metropolitan boroughMerseysideNorth West
31Dudley319,400Metropolitan boroughWest MidlandsWest Midlands
32Northumberland319,000Unitary authorityNorthumberlandNorth East
33Shropshire317,500Unitary authorityShropshireWest Midlands
34Southwark314,200London boroughGreater LondonLondon
35Doncaster308,900Metropolitan boroughSouth YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
36Tower Hamlets308,000London boroughGreater LondonLondon
37Hillingdon302,300London boroughGreater LondonLondon
38Redbridge301,800London boroughGreater LondonLondon
39Lewisham301,300London boroughGreater LondonLondon
250,000 to 300,000 inhabitants
40Newcastle upon Tyne295,800Metropolitan borough, City 1882Tyne and WearNorth East
41Stockport291,000Metropolitan boroughGreater ManchesterNorth West
42Brighton & Hove288,200Unitary authority, City 2000East SussexSouth East
43Bolton284,800Metropolitan boroughGreater ManchesterNorth West
44Greenwich282,800London borough, Royal BoroughGreater LondonLondon
45Walsall281,300Metropolitan boroughWest MidlandsWest Midlands
46Central Bedfordshire280,000Unitary authorityBedfordshireEast of England
47South Gloucestershire279,000Unitary authorityGloucestershireSouth West
48Medway277,600Unitary authorityKentSouth East
49Sunderland277,200Metropolitan borough, City 1992Tyne and WearNorth East
50Hackney275,900London boroughGreater LondonLondon
51Waltham Forest275,500London boroughGreater LondonLondon
52Sefton274,600Metropolitan boroughMerseysideNorth West
53Haringey271,200London boroughGreater LondonLondon
54Hounslow269,100London boroughGreater LondonLondon
55Milton Keynes267,500Unitary authority, BoroughBuckinghamshireEast of England
56Rotherham263,400Metropolitan boroughSouth YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
57Plymouth263,100Unitary authority, City 1928DevonSouth West
58Hull260,700Unitary authority, City 1299East Riding of YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
59Wolverhampton259,900Metropolitan borough, City (2000)West MidlandsWest Midlands
60Derby257,000Unitary authority, City (1977)DerbyshireEast Midlands
61Havering256,000London boroughGreater LondonLondon
62Stoke-on-Trent255,400Unitary authority, City (1925)StaffordshireWest Midlands
63Camden253,400London boroughGreater LondonLondon
64Southampton252,400Unitary authority, City (1964)HampshireSouth East
65Salford251,300Metropolitan borough, City (1926)Greater ManchesterNorth West
200,000 to 250,000
66Harrow248,900London boroughGreater LondonLondon
67Bexley246,100London boroughGreater LondonLondon
68Westminster244,800London borough, City (1540)Greater LondonLondon
69Barnsley243,300Metropolitan boroughSouth YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
70Trafford235,500Metropolitan boroughGreater ManchesterNorth West
71Islington235,000London boroughGreater LondonLondon
72Oldham233,800Metropolitan boroughGreater ManchesterNorth West
73Northampton225,700BoroughNorthamptonshireEast Midlands
74Tameside224,100Metropolitan boroughGreater ManchesterNorth West
75Swindon220,400Unitary authority, BoroughWiltshireSouth West
76Rochdale218,500Metropolitan boroughGreater ManchesterNorth West
77Portsmouth214,700Unitary authority, City (1926)HampshireSouth East
78Luton214,700Unitary authority, BoroughBedfordshireEast of England
79Solihull213,900Metropolitan boroughWest MidlandsWest Midlands
80North Somerset212,800Unitary authoritySomersetSouth West
81Barking and Dagenham210,700London boroughGreater LondonLondon
82Warrington209,700Unitary authority, BoroughCheshireNorth West
83Calderdale209,500Metropolitan boroughWest YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
84York208,200Unitary authority, City (TI)North YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
85Merton206,100London boroughGreater LondonLondon
86North Tyneside204,500Metropolitan boroughTyne and WearNorth East
87Sutton203,200London boroughGreater LondonLondon
88Gateshead202,400Metropolitan boroughTyne and WearNorth East
150,000 to 200,000
89Peterborough198,900Unitary authority, City (1541)CambridgeshireEast of England
90Stockton-on-Tees196,500Unitary authority, BoroughDurham and
North Yorkshire
North East and
Yorkshire and the Humber
91Aylesbury Vale196,000BuckinghamshireSouth East
92Richmond upon Thames195,700London boroughGreater LondonLondon
93Bournemouth194,800Unitary authority, BoroughDorsetSouth West
94Herefordshire191,000Unitary authorityHerefordshireWest Midlands
95Colchester190,100BoroughEssexEast of England
96Bury189,600Metropolitan boroughGreater ManchesterNorth West
97Bath and North East Somerset188,700Unitary authoritySomersetSouth West
98Basildon184,500BoroughEssexEast of England
99Hammersmith and Fulham183,000London boroughGreater LondonLondon
100Southend-on-Sea181,800Unitary authority, BoroughEssexEast of England
101Charnwood180,400BoroughLeicestershireEast Midlands
102New Forest179,600HampshireSouth East
103St Helens179,300Metropolitan boroughMerseysideNorth West
104Huntingdonshire177,000CambridgeshireEast of England
105Chelmsford176,200City (2012)EssexEast of England
106Telford and Wrekin175,800Unitary authority, BoroughShropshireWest Midlands
107Basingstoke and Deane175,300BoroughHampshireSouth East
108Wycombe174,800BuckinghamshireSouth East
109Kingston upon Thames174,600London borough, Royal BoroughGreater LondonLondon
110North Lincolnshire171,300Unitary authority, BoroughLincolnshireYorkshire and the Humber
111Thurrock170,400Unitary authority, BoroughEssexEast of England
112Bedford169,900Unitary authority, BoroughBedfordshireEast of England
113Maidstone167,700BoroughKentSouth East
114South Somerset167,200SomersetSouth West
115Wokingham165,000Unitary authorityBerkshireSouth East
116Canterbury164,100City (TI)KentSouth East
117Reading163,100Unitary authority, BoroughBerkshireSouth East
118Harrogate160,000BoroughNorth YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
119North East Lincolnshire159,800Unitary authority, BoroughLincolnshireYorkshire and the Humber
120Wealden158,900East SussexSouth East
121Arun158,700West SussexSouth East
122West Berkshire158,500Unitary authorityBerkshireSouth East
123South Cambridgeshire156,700CambridgeshireEast of England
124Kensington and Chelsea155,700London borough, Royal BoroughGreater LondonLondon
125Oxford154,600City (1542)OxfordshireSouth East
126Dacorum153,300BoroughHertfordshireEast of England
127King's Lynn and West Norfolk151,900BoroughNorfolkEast of England
128Braintree151,700EssexEast of England
129Poole151,300Unitary authority, BoroughDorsetSouth West
130Windsor and Maidenhead150,100Unitary authority, Royal BoroughBerkshireSouth East
125,000 to 150,000
131South Tyneside149,600Metropolitan boroughTyne and WearNorth East
132Blackburn with Darwen148,800Unitary authority, BoroughLancashireNorth West
133Slough148,800Unitary authority, BoroughBerkshireSouth East
134Knowsley148,600Metropolitan boroughMerseysideNorth West
135Mid Sussex148,300West SussexSouth East
136Guildford147,800BoroughSurreySouth East
137Cherwell147,600OxfordshireSouth East
138St Albans147,100City (1877)HertfordshireEast of England
139East Hertfordshire147,100HertfordshireEast of England
140Swale146,700BoroughKentSouth East
141Reigate and Banstead146,400BoroughSurreySouth East
142Tendring144,700EssexEast of England
143Lancaster142,500City (1937)LancashireNorth West
144East Devon142,300DevonSouth West
145South Kesteven141,700LincolnshireEast Midlands
146Preston141,300City (2002)LancashireNorth West
147Thanet141,300KentSouth East
148Isle of Wight141,000Unitary authority, CountyIsle of WightSouth East
149Middlesbrough140,600Unitary authority, BoroughNorth YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
150Norwich140,400City (1195)NorfolkEast of England
151Warwick140,300WarwickshireWest Midlands
152Horsham140,100West SussexSouth East
153Blackpool139,900Unitary authority, BoroughLancashireNorth West
154South Oxfordshire139,800OxfordshireSouth East
155East Lindsey139,700LincolnshireEast Midlands
156Breckland138,600NorfolkEast of England
157Ipswich138,500BoroughSuffolkEast of England
158Elmbridge136,400BoroughSurreySouth East
159Redcar and Cleveland136,000Unitary authority, BoroughNorth YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
160South Norfolk135,500NorfolkEast of England
161Torbay135,200Unitary authority, BoroughDevonSouth West
162Stafford134,800StaffordshireWest Midlands
163North Hertfordshire133,300HertfordshireEast of England
164Teignbridge131,400DevonSouth West
165Vale of White Horse131,200OxfordshireSouth East
166Epping Forest130,600EssexEast of England
167Eastleigh130,500BoroughHampshireSouth East
168Gloucester129,100City (1541)GloucestershireSouth West
169Suffolk Coastal129,000SuffolkEast of England
170Newcastle-under-Lyme129,000BoroughStaffordshireWest Midlands
171Exeter128,900City (TI)DevonSouth West
172Tonbridge and Malling128,900BoroughKentSouth East
173Nuneaton and Bedworth128,700BoroughWarwickshireWest Midlands
174Broadland128,500NorfolkEast of England
175Halton127,600Unitary authority, BoroughCheshireNorth West
176Ashford127,500BoroughKentSouth East
177Ashfield126,200NottinghamshireEast Midlands
178Amber Valley125,900BoroughDerbyshireEast Midlands
179Wychavon125,400WorcestershireWest Midlands
180Stratford-on-Avon125,200WarwickshireWest Midlands
181Havant125,100BoroughHampshireSouth East
182Waverley125,000BoroughSurreySouth East
100,000 to 125,000
183Cambridge124,900City (1951)CambridgeshireEast of England
184Test Valley124,000BoroughHampshireSouth East
185Winchester123,900City (TI)HampshireSouth East
186Welwyn Hatfield122,300HertfordshireEast of England
187Sedgemoor122,200SomersetSouth West
188Newark and Sherwood121,000NottinghamshireEast Midlands
189Bracknell Forest120,400Unitary authority, BoroughBerkshireSouth East
190Chichester120,200Non-metropolitan districtWest SussexSouth East
191Sevenoaks119,400KentSouth East
192East Hampshire119,400HampshireSouth East
193Stroud118,100GloucestershireSouth West
194Tunbridge Wells118,100BoroughKentSouth East
195Waveney117,900SuffolkEast of England
196East Staffordshire117,600BoroughStaffordshireWest Midlands
197Taunton Deane117,400BoroughSomersetSouth West
198Cheltenham117,100BoroughGloucestershireSouth West
199Gedling117,100BoroughNottinghamshireEast Midlands
200Bassetlaw116,300NottinghamshireEast Midlands
201Fareham116,200BoroughHampshireSouth East
202Rushcliffe116,000BoroughNottinghamshireEast Midlands
203Dover115,800KentSouth East
204Chorley115,800BoroughLancashireNorth West
205Erewash115,300BoroughDerbyshireEast Midlands
206North Kesteven115,200LincolnshireEast Midlands
207West Lancashire113,900LancashireNorth West
208St Edmundsbury113,700BoroughSuffolkEast of England
209Mendip113,500SomersetSouth West
210Broxtowe112,700BoroughNottinghamshireEast Midlands
211South Staffordshire111,900StaffordshireWest Midlands
212Crawley111,700BoroughWest SussexSouth East
213Folkestone and Hythe111,400KentSouth East
214Hinckley and Bosworth111,400BoroughLeicestershireEast Midlands
215Wyre110,400BoroughLancashireNorth West
216South Ribble110,400BoroughLancashireNorth West
217Worthing109,600BoroughWest SussexSouth East
218West Oxfordshire109,300OxfordshireSouth East
219Mansfield108,600NottinghamshireEast Midlands
220Scarborough108,400BoroughNorth YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
221Carlisle108,300City (TI)CumbriaNorth West
222Dartford107,500BoroughKentSouth East
223Rugby106,400BoroughWarwickshireWest Midlands
224Darlington106,300Unitary authority, BoroughDurhamNorth East
225Gravesham106,100BoroughKentSouth East
226Chesterfield104,600BoroughDerbyshireEast Midlands
227South Lakeland104,300CumbriaNorth West
228North Norfolk104,100NorfolkEast of England
229Hertsmere104,000BoroughHertfordshireEast of England
230Lichfield103,500StaffordshireWest Midlands
231Eastbourne103,300BoroughEast SussexSouth East
232South Derbyshire102,400DerbyshireEast Midlands
233Worcester102,300City (1189)WorcestershireWest Midlands
234Lewes102,300East SussexSouth East
235West Dorset102,100DorsetSouth West
236Mid Suffolk101,500SuffolkEast of England
237Woking101,100BoroughSurreySouth East
238North East Derbyshire100,800DerbyshireEast Midlands
239Fenland100,800CambridgeshireEast of England
240Wyre Forest100,700WorcestershireWest Midlands
241Kettering100,300BoroughNorthamptonshireEast Midlands
242North West Leicestershire100,100LeicestershireEast Midlands
75,000 to 100,000
243Great Yarmouth99,400BoroughNorfolkEast of England
244Cannock Chase99,100StaffordshireWest Midlands
245Spelthorne99,100BoroughSurreySouth East
246Blaby99,000LeicestershireEast Midlands
247Staffordshire Moorlands98,500StaffordshireWest Midlands
248Lincoln98,400City (TI)LincolnshireEast Midlands
249Bromsgrove97,600WorcestershireWest Midlands
250Allerdale97,200BoroughCumbriaNorth West
251Broxbourne96,800BoroughHertfordshireEast of England
252Watford96,700BoroughHertfordshireEast of England
253Rushmoor95,800BoroughHampshireSouth East
254Hart95,500HampshireSouth East
255North Devon95,400DevonSouth West
256Chiltern95,400BuckinghamshireSouth East
257Rother95,000East SussexSouth East
258West Lindsey94,300LincolnshireEast Midlands
259South Holland93,300LincolnshireEast Midlands
260East Northamptonshire93,100NorthamptonshireEast Midlands
261Hartlepool93,000Unitary authority, BoroughDurhamNorth East
262Hastings92,800BoroughEast SussexSouth East
263Three Rivers92,600HertfordshireEast of England
264High Peak92,100BoroughDerbyshireEast Midlands
265Harborough91,500LeicestershireEast Midlands
266South Northamptonshire91,100NorthamptonshireEast Midlands
267Babergh90,800SuffolkEast of England
268Hambleton90,700North YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
269Pendle90,700BoroughLancashireNorth West
270Tewkesbury90,300BoroughGloucestershireSouth West
271Castle Point89,800BoroughEssexEast of England
272East Dorset89,400DorsetSouth West
273East Cambridgeshire88,900CambridgeshireEast of England
274Surrey Heath88,800BoroughSurreySouth East
275Selby87,900North YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
276Stevenage87,700BoroughHertfordshireEast of England
277Burnley87,700BoroughLancashireNorth West
278Uttlesford87,700EssexEast of England
279Cotswold87,500GloucestershireSouth West
280Tandridge87,300SurreySouth East
281Mole Valley87,100SurreySouth East
282Runnymede86,900BoroughSurreySouth East
283Rochford86,200EssexEast of England
284Harlow86,200EssexEast of England
285Forest of Dean86,000GloucestershireSouth West
286Gosport85,500BoroughHampshireSouth East
287South Hams85,300DevonSouth West
288Redditch85,200BoroughWorcestershireWest Midlands
289Daventry82,600NorthamptonshireEast Midlands
290Mid Devon80,600DevonSouth West
291Hyndburn80,400BoroughLancashireNorth West
292Epsom and Ewell79,500BoroughSurreySouth East
293Bolsover79,100DerbyshireEast Midlands
294Wellingborough78,900BoroughNorthamptonshireEast Midlands
295Fylde78,900BoroughLancashireNorth West
296Malvern Hills77,200WorcestershireWest Midlands
297Brentwood76,600BoroughEssexEast of England
298Tamworth76,500BoroughStaffordshireWest Midlands
50,000 to 75,000
299Derbyshire Dales71,800DerbyshireEast Midlands
300North Dorset71,100DorsetSouth West
301Rossendale70,400BoroughLancashireNorth West
302South Bucks69,800BuckinghamshireSouth East
303Corby69,500BoroughNorthamptonshireEast Midlands
304Copeland68,700BoroughCumbriaNorth West
305Boston68,500BoroughLincolnshireEast Midlands
306Torridge67,800DevonSouth West
307Barrow-in-Furness67,100BoroughCumbriaNorth West
308Weymouth and Portland65,800BoroughDorsetSouth West
309Forest Heath65,500SuffolkEast of England
310North Warwickshire64,100BoroughWarwickshireWest Midlands
311Maldon64,000EssexEast of England
312Adur63,700West SussexSouth East
313Ribble Valley59,500BoroughLancashireNorth West
314Oadby and Wigston57,000BoroughLeicestershireEast Midlands
315Craven56,600North YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
316West Devon55,300BoroughDevonSouth West
317Ryedale54,300North YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
318Richmondshire53,700North YorkshireYorkshire and the Humber
319Eden52,800CumbriaNorth West
320Melton50,900BoroughLeicestershireEast Midlands
Below 50,000
321Christchurch49,600BoroughDorsetSouth West
322Purbeck46,800DorsetSouth West
323Rutland39,500Unitary authorityRutlandEast Midlands
324West Somerset34,900SomersetSouth West
325City of London7,700City (TI), sui generisCity of LondonLondon
326Isles of Scilly2,300sui generisCornwallSouth West