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This is a list of metropolitan counties, non-metropolitan counties and unitary authorities of England by population.

It includes those non-metropolitan counties (also known as shire counties) with a two-tier county council structure, metropolitan counties and unitary authorities.

In cases where a unitary authority has been detached from a county the population of the unitary authority is shown separately. For example, Peterborough is shown separately from the population figure for Cambridgeshire.

Figures are mid-year estimates for 2008 from the Office for National Statistics. Areas from UK Standard Area Measurements

Rank County Type Region Population Density

(people/km²)

1 Greater London Greater London 7,611,900 4,851
2 West Midlands metropolitan county West Midlands 2,619,500 2,905
3 Greater Manchester metropolitan county North West 2,573,500 2,017
4 West Yorkshire metropolitan county Yorkshire and the Humber 2,200,500 1,084
5 Kent two-tier South East 1,406,600 397
6 Essex two-tier East 1,396,300 403
7 Merseyside metropolitan county North West 1,347,800 2,090
8 South Yorkshire metropolitan county Yorkshire and the Humber 1,305,900 842
9 Hampshire two-tier South East 1,286,000 350
10 Lancashire two-tier North West 1,169,100 403
11 Surrey two-tier South East 1,109,700 667
12 Tyne and Wear metropolitan county North East 1,093,400 2,025
13 Hertfordshire two-tier East 1,078,400 656
14 Norfolk two-tier East 850,800 158
15 Staffordshire two-tier West Midlands 828,900 316
16 West Sussex two-tier South East 781,600 393
17 Nottinghamshire two-tier East Midlands 776,500 372
18 Derbyshire two-tier East Midlands 762,300 299
19 Devon two-tier South West 754,800 115
20 Suffolk two-tier East 715,700 188
21 Lincolnshire two-tier East Midlands 698,100 118
22 Northamptonshire two-tier East Midlands 685,000 290
23 Leicestershire two-tier East Midlands 645,800 310
24 Oxfordshire two-tier South East 639,700 246
25 Cambridgeshire two-tier East 605,100 199
26 North Yorkshire two-tier Yorkshire and the Humber 599,300 75
27 Gloucestershire two-tier South West 582,500 220
28 Worcestershire two-tier West Midlands 557,600 320
29 Cornwall unitary South West 532,200 150
30 Warwickshire two-tier West Midlands 530,500 269
31 Somerset two-tier South West 525,800 152
32 East Sussex two-tier South East 509,800 298
33 County Durham unitary North East 508,500 228
34 Cumbria two-tier North West 496,600 73
35 Buckinghamshire two-tier South East 493,200 315
36 Wiltshire unitary South West 455,500 140
37 Bristol unitary South West 421,300 3,844
38 Dorset two-tier South West 407,800 160
39 Cheshire East unitary North West 361,500 310
40 East Riding of Yorkshire unitary Yorkshire and the Humber 335,000 139
41 Cheshire West and Chester unitary North West 328,600 358
42 Northumberland unitary North East 311,000 62
43 Leicester unitary East Midlands 294,700 4,020
44 Shropshire unitary West Midlands 292,800 92
45 Nottingham unitary East Midlands 292,400 3,919
46 Hull unitary Yorkshire and the Humber 258,700 3,621
47 South Gloucestershire unitary South West 257,700 519
48 Brighton & Hove unitary South East 256,600 3,104
49 Central Bedfordshire unitary East 255,000 356
50 Medway unitary South East 253,500 1,320
51 Plymouth unitary South West 252,800 3,169
52 Stoke-on-Trent unitary West Midlands 240,100 2,569
53 Derby unitary East Midlands 239,200 3,065
54 Southampton unitary South East 234,600 4,707
55 Milton Keynes unitary South East 232,200 752
56 North Somerset unitary South West 206,800 553
57 Portsmouth unitary South East 200,000 4,956
58 Warrington unitary North West 196,200 1,086
59 York unitary Yorkshire and the Humber 195,400 719
60 Swindon unitary South West 192,900 838
61 Stockton-on-Tees unitary North East 191,900 941
62 Luton unitary East 191,800 4,424
63 Bath and North East Somerset unitary South West 180,300 521
64 Herefordshire unitary West Midlands 179,300 82
65 Southend-on-Sea unitary East 164,300 3,935
66 Peterborough unitary East 164,000 478
67 Bournemouth unitary South West 163,900 3,549
68 Telford and Wrekin unitary West Midlands 162,100 558
69 North Lincolnshire unitary Yorkshire and the Humber 160,300 189
70 Wokingham unitary South East 159,100 889
71 North East Lincolnshire unitary Yorkshire and the Humber 158,200 825
72 Bedford unitary East 155,700 327
73 West Berkshire unitary South East 152,800 217
74 Thurrock unitary East 151,600 928
75 Reading unitary South East 145,700 3,607
76 Windsor and Maidenhead unitary South East 142,800 727
77 Blackpool unitary North West 141,900 4,064
78 Blackburn with Darwen unitary North West 140,700 1,027
79 Isle of Wight unitary South East 140,200 369
80 Redcar and Cleveland unitary North East 139,500 570
81 Middlesbrough unitary North East 139,000 2,580
82 Poole unitary South West 138,800 2,144
83 Torbay unitary South West 134,000 2,131
84 Slough unitary South East 121,200 3,724
85 Halton unitary North West 119,800 1,515
86 Bracknell Forest unitary South East 114,700 1,049
87 Darlington unitary North East 100,500 509
88 Hartlepool unitary North East 91,700 977
89 Rutland unitary East Midlands 39,200 103
90 Isles of Scilly unitary South West 2,100 128

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_English_counties_by_population&redirect=no
  2. http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_population/Mid_2008_UK_England_&_Wales_Scotland_and_Northern_Ireland_27_08_09.zip
  3. http://www.ons.gov.uk/about-statistics/geography/products/geog-products-other/sam/index.html
  4. http://www.thefullwiki.org/List_of_English_counties_by_population
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