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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
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
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
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 Folkestone and Hythe 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
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
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
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
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

See also[edit]

List of two-tier counties of England by population List of ceremonial counties of England by population List of English districts by area List of English districts and their ethnic composition List of English districts by population
List of English districts by population
density List of districts in south east England by population

References[edit]

^ "Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Mid-2016". Office for National Statistics. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 

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