The UNITED KINGDOM

historical demographical data of the administrative division prior to 1974


COUNTYcapitalsurface/sq.kmsurface/sq.mic1971e1966c1961c1951c1951e1946e1938c1931c1921c1911c1901c1891c1881c1871c1861c1851c1841c1841c1831c1821c1811c1801codepositionparticularsvariants of the name
source:GL/EBEBGL/SYGL/HWGL/WAGL/WAGL/SYGL/EBEBGL/EBGL/SYGL/SYGL/SYAGAGMIAGAGAGMIMIMIMIMIregionin each
region
ENGLAND:
BedfordshireBedford1225473463,5410,4396,0311,8311,9278,5262,0220,5206,5194,6171,7160,7149,5146,0135,3124,5129,8108,095,084,070,063,0EcseBedfords
BerkshireReading1878725633,5556,0527,3402,9403,1367,4328,3311,5294,8271,0252,6238,4218,4196,0176,1170,1199,2162,0147,0133,0120,0111,0EscBerks
BuckinghamshireAylesbury1940749586,2528,0505,1386,2386,3349,4309,6271,6236,2219,6197,0185,2176,3176,0166,6163,7143,7156,0147,0135,0118,0108,0EcseBuckinghams
CambridgeshireCambridge1274492302,5290,4193,4166,9166,9150,2149,7140,0129,6128,3120,3188,9185,6187,0176,0185,4191,9164,0144,0122,0101,089,0EecCambridge
Isle of ElyMarch97137589,489,089,081,081,577,773,869,864,5Ecsesome years (or in some sources) included in Cambridgeshire
CheshireChester262910151542,61430,21392,21258,11258,51116,61147,21087,71020,3954,8835,9730,1644,0561,0505,2455,7423,4396,0334,0270,0227,0192,0Ewc
CornwallTruro35121356379,9346,8340,9345,6345,4315,0309,9318,0320,7328,1322,3322,6330,7362,0369,3355,6356,7342,0301,0261,0221,0192,0Esw
CumberlandCarlisle39371520292,0297,0294,1285,3285,3255,1255,1263,2273,2265,7266,9266,6250,6220,0205,3195,5195,5178,0169,0156,0134,0117,0EnwCumberlandshire
DerbyshireMatlock26061006884,3901,4890,2826,3826,4759,3766,8757,4714,6683,4599,7527,9461,9379,0339,4296,1260,7272,0237,0214,0186,0162,0EcDerby
DevonshireExeter67622611896,2851,1825,3798,3797,7702,7741,7733,0709,6699,7662,2631,8603,6601,0584,5567,1572,2533,0494,0438,0383,0340,0EswDevon
DorsetshireDorchester2520973361,2327,3319,8291,2291,3243,0252,2239,4224,7223,3202,1194,5191,0196,0188,7184,2177,6175,0159,0145,0125,0114,0EsswDorset
DurhamDurham262910151408,11533,01530,21463,41463,91335,51140,11486,21479,01369,91187,51016,4867,3685,0509,0391,0411,5308,0239,0194,0165,0149,0Ene
East SussexLewes2147829750,3692,5673,2618,1618,5503,9566,7546,9532,2489,1451,0550,4490,5417,0363,6336,8339,4300,0273,0233,0190,0159,0Esse
EssexChelmsford395815281353,61199,02324,12043,62045,01625,11917,61755,51470,31350,91084,0785,4576,4337,0404,6369,3344,2295,0272,0249,0218,0200,0Esec
GloucestershireGloucester325012551069,51033,71013,7938,6939,4862,9815,6786,0756,6736,1708,4600,0572,4535,0485,5458,8419,5431,0387,0336,0286,0251,0EcswGloucester
HampshireWinchester389315031561,61436,11384,01196,61197,2962,31080,91014,3913,7862,4717,2690,1593,5544,0481,5405,4402,0355,0314,0283,0246,0219,0EscSouthampton
HerefordshireHereford2181842138,4136,4132,7127,1127,2116,7108,7111,8113,2114,3114,1116,0121,1125,0123,7115,599,1113,0111,0103,094,088,0EcswHerefords
HertfordshireHertford1637632922,2847,6857,2609,4609,8535,0485,5401,2333,2311,3258,4220,1203,1188,0173,3167,3174,0155,0140,0128,0110,097,0EsecHertfords
Isle of WightNewport381147109,395,493,195,696,680,485,888,594,788,282,4Esc
KentMaidstone395015251396,01266,61726,31563,31564,31243,01411,61219,31141,71045,6961,11142,3977,7565,0733,7615,8485,0422,0377,0336,0290,0245,0Ese
LancashirePreston486418785106,15165,05160,75116,05117,94583,95014,55039,54933,04767,84378,33926,83454,42819,02428,72031,22063,91667,01337,01053,0828,0673,0Ewnw
LeicestershireLeicester2155832771,2701,6691,5630,9631,1564,7565,9541,9494,5476,6437,5373,7321,3269,0237,4230,3234,9216,0197,0174,0150,0130,0EcLeicester
Lincolnshire:Lincoln472,8469,9437,0412,0407,2400,3363,0317,0283,0238,0209,0Eecprior to 1901 the sources used do not state detailed figures for the parts of the county
Holland, LincolnshireBoston1085419105,6104,5104,0101,5101,692,695,692,385,982,877,6Eec
Kesteven, LincolnshireSleaford1875724232,2143,9140,3131,6130,7110,5114,4110,1107,6111,3104,0Eec
Lindsey, LincolnshireLincoln39371520470,5521,0512,2473,5473,6407,2427,6422,2408,7369,8318,5Eec
LondonLondon3031177379,07864,53185,83348,33348,02601,44062,84397,04484,54521,74536,33251,72920,53841,02205,71886,61745,12208,01878,01523,01304,01097,0Ese
MiddlesexLondon6012322239,82268,82269,31958,02058,31638,71253,01126,5792,5Ese
NorfolkNorwich53172053616,4572,4568,4546,6548,1462,5501,7504,9504,3499,1476,6456,5444,7439,0435,4442,7433,8413,0390,0344,0292,0273,0Eec
NorthamptonshireNorthampton2367914467,8417,0405,9359,6359,7327,2317,9309,5302,4303,8294,5302,2272,6244,0227,7212,4213,8199,0179,0163,0141,0132,0EcseNorthamptons
Soke of PeterboroughPeterborough2188477,463,863,857,555,951,847,044,741,1Ecesome years (or in some sources) included in Huntingdonshire
NorthumberlandNewcastle on Tyne52292019795,0827,1825,7798,2798,4717,3763,7756,8746,1696,9603,1506,1434,1387,0343,0303,6303,5266,0237,0213,0183,0168,0Ene
NottinghamshireNottingham2186844974,6935,0916,5841,1841,2741,0749,2712,7641,1604,1514,5445,6391,8320,0293,8270,4294,4250,0225,0187,0163,0140,0EcNottinghams
OxfordshireOxford1940749380,8332,5317,9275,8275,8244,6229,3209,6189,6199,3186,5185,9179,6178,0172,3170,4170,3163,0154,0138,0120,0112,0EcsOxfords
ShropshireShrewsbury34891347336,9311,9306,2289,8289,8256,5241,4244,2243,1246,3239,8236,3248,0248,0240,9229,3245,0226,0214,0198,0185,0170,0EwcShrops
SomersetTaunton41851616682,0625,7609,4551,2551,5512,8472,9475,1465,7458,0435,0484,3469,1463,0444,7443,9456,2436,0404,0356,0303,0274,0EswcSomersetshire
StaffordshireStafford298911541856,91798,51765,61621,01621,01466,41483,71431,41353,51328,61231,11083,3981,0858,0746,6608,7630,5509,0409,0346,0295,0243,0EcwStaffords
East SuffolkIpswich2256871380,5361,4353,3321,8321,9269,3300,8295,0291,1277,2255,8369,4356,9349,0336,3337,2335,6315,0296,0272,0234,0214,0Eec
West SuffolkBury St. Edmunds1582611164,2139,5135,1120,6120,7105,1103,3106,1109,0116,9117,6Eec
SurreyKingston on Thames1870722999,6955,91744,71601,61602,51365,91427,31180,9930,11123,6893,91730,91436,9208,0830,7683,1482,3136,0120,0109,096,085,0Esse
WarwickshireWarwick25469832079,82082,32059,01860,91861,71661,21651,61535,01394,71040,4940,9805,1737,3634,0561,7475,0480,0402,0337,0274,0229,0207,0EcsWarwicks
West SussexChichester1627628491,0436,8418,5318,7318,8267,5264,9223,0195,8176,3151,3Esse
WestmorlandKendal204478972,766,632,667,467,464,963,565,465,763,664,466,164,265,060,858,358,456,055,051,046,041,0Enw
WiltshireTrowbridge34841345486,0457,1439,3387,4386,7331,3305,9303,4291,8286,8271,4265,0259,0257,0249,4254,2241,0256,0237,0219,0192,0184,0EscWilts
WorcestershireWorcester1810699692,6596,7581,3523,0522,8478,6449,7420,1397,9545,7458,6413,8380,3339,0307,6276,9258,8248,0223,0194,0169,0146,0EcswWorcester
Yorkshire, East RidingBeverley30351172542,6537,6530,2510,8510,9429,2503,3482,9460,9154,8144,7399,4365,0265,0281,8257,3254,2194,0168,0154,0133,0111,0Ence
Yorkshire, North RidingNorthallerton55092127724,5577,3565,1525,5525,5443,0473,3469,4456,4419,5377,3368,2346,3290,0244,8215,2194,6203,0191,0187,0169,0158,0Ence
Yorkshire, West RidingWakefield722627903780,53703,83677,23480,13691,63254,53359,63437,43265,23127,72839,22441,22175,31882,01507,51325,51340,11195,01013,0833,0684,0591,0Ecnc
HuntingdonshireHuntingdon948366202,3170,285,569,369,360,156,656,254,755,654,157,859,564,064,364,260,359,053,049,042,038,0EceHuntingdons
RutlandOakham39415227,526,026,420,520,517,417,917,418,420,319,720,721,422,021,928,024,321,019,018,016,016,0Ece
ENGLAND (subtotal)1303515032845870,144610,543983,341042,241265,635734,738348,437359,035230,233651,630515,027230,224402,721298,018776,316769,416246,714866,012993,011158,09496,08308,0
Isle of ManDouglas57222756,350,448,250,855,351,050,849,360,352,054,855,653,653,952,352,448,048,045,042,040,038,0Iwcfigures prior to 1841 are estimates of the compiler, sources do not state detailed data
NORTHERN IRELAND:c1937c1937c1926
AntrimBelfast29061122355,7313,7278,6213,0231,1660,9635,4635,4191,6193,9196,1NneAntrim
ArmaghArmagh1267489134,0125,0117,9112,0114,3112,0108,8108,8110,1120,3125,4NscArmagh
Belfast County BoroughBelfast362,1399,3413,9447,2443,7415,2386,9349,2NecBelfast County Borough
DownDownpatrick2466952311,9286,9270,2229,4241,2229,4210,7210,7209,2204,3205,9NseDown
FermanaghEnniskillen169165350,349,952,453,953,053,954,654,658,061,865,4NswFermanagh
LondonderryLondonderry2082804130,9118,7113,6100,6105,4149,6142,7142,794,599,8104,5NnwLondonderry
Londonderry County BoroughLondonderry52,255,754,349,050,145,240,839,9NnwLondonderry County Borough
TyroneOmagh31551218139,1135,6134,5129,9132,1129,9127,6127,6132,8142,7150,6NwcTyrone
1619,81743,11830,41910,42011,92004,3figures for 1841-1891 are for the whole Ulster province, these do not add in the totals
NORTHERN IRELAND (subtotal:)1356752381536,11484,81435,41335,11370,91335,81279,71279,71256,61250,51237,01260,01310,01350,01390,01442,01470,01470,01500,01450,01400,01350,0prior to 1901 the sources used do not state detailed figures for the later Northern Ireland
SCOTLAND:source: MIsource: MIsource: MIsource: MIsource: MIsource: MI
AberdeenAberdeen51051971324,6321,4320,4490,8308,0332,4327,8300,4301,0312,2304,4283,0268,0245,0222,0212,0192,0192,0178,0155,0134,0121,0SeneAberdeenshire
AngusForfar2261873281,1280,2279,1452,2274,9278,9272,9270,2271,1281,4284,1278,0266,0238,0204,0191,0170,0170,0140,0113,0107,039,0SecAngusshire, Forfar
ArgyllLochgilphead8055311059,959,660,263,463,465,962,063,176,970,973,674,076,076,080,089,097,097,0101,097,087,081,0SwcArgyllshire
AyrAyr29321132369,6347,4343,4321,2321,2321,7298,7285,2299,3268,3254,5226,0218,0201,0199,0190,0164,0164,0145,0127,0104,084,0SswAyrshire
BanffBanff163263043,846,045,950,150,152,153,254,957,361,461,561,063,062,059,054,050,050,048,044,038,037,0SeneBanffshire
BerwickDuns118445721,222,022,025,125,125,526,126,628,229,630,832,035,036,037,036,034,034,034,033,031,030,0SseBerwickshire
ButeRothesay56521812,713,614,219,319,319,316,318,833,818,218,818,018,017,016,017,016,016,014,014,012,012,0SswButeshire
CaithnessWick177768627,928,528,122,722,723,525,725,728,332,033,937,039,040,041,039,036,036,035,029,023,023,0SneCaithness-shire
ClackmannanAlloa1425546,642,341,637,537,536,133,231,932,531,132,032,026,024,021,023,019,019,015,013,012,011,0ScseClackmannanshire
DumfriesDumfries2776107288,588,588,185,785,785,381,581,075,472,872,674,076,075,076,078,073,073,074,071,063,055,0SscDumfriesshire
DunbartonDumbarton635245244,4197,4190,1164,3164,3156,0158,8147,7150,9139,8113,998,075,059,052,045,044,044,033,027,024,021,0ScsDunbartonshire, Dumbarton
East LothianHaddington69226757,052,651,852,252,350,248,847,347,543,338,737,039,038,038,036,036,036,036,035,031,030,0SseEast Lothianshire
FifeCupar1308505337,7321,1323,5306,9306,8299,7286,6276,4292,9267,7218,8190,0172,0161,0155,0154,0140,0140,0129,0115,0101,094,0SecFifeshire
InvernessInverness10906421191,781,282,384,984,984,281,182,182,587,390,190,090,088,089,097,098,098,095,090,078,073,0ScncInverness-shire
KincardineStonehaven98938227,225,725,547,347,428,525,839,941,841,040,936,034,035,034,035,033,033,031,029,027,026,0SecKincardinshire
KinrossKinross212827,16,56,67,47,47,97,07,58,07,57,07,07,07,08,09,09,09,09,08,07,07,0SecKinross-shire
KirkcudbrightKirkcudbright233190027,828,428,330,730,730,930,230,337,238,439,440,042,042,043,043,041,041,041,039,034,029,0SswKirkcudbrightshire
LanarkGlasgow23108921456,21606,61626,82707,51614,41637,51643,61586,01539,41447,01339,31136,0904,0765,0632,0530,0427,0427,0317,0244,0191,0148,0ScsLanarkshire
MidlothianEdinburgh948366603,6592,0590,41032,5565,7581,6565,8526,3506,4507,7488,8434,0389,0328,0274,0259,0225,0225,0219,0192,0149,0123,0SsecMidlothianshire
Elgin or MorayElgin123347654,851,150,348,248,245,941,040,841,643,444,843,044,044,043,039,035,035,034,031,028,028,0SeneMorayshire
NairnNairn4221638,98,48,38,78,79,08,38,38,89,39,39,010,010,010,010,09,09,09,09,08,08,0SeneNairnshire
OrkneyKirkwall97437617,518,418,521,321,321,921,722,124,125,928,730,032,031,032,031,031,031,029,027,023,024,0Sne
PeeblesPeebles89934713,613,613,415,215,215,114,115,115,315,315,115,014,012,011,011,010,010,011,010,010,09,0ScsePeeblesshire
PerthPerth64572493128,7126,9124,4128,1128,0128,7120,4120,8125,5124,3123,3122,0129,0128,0134,0139,0137,0137,0142,0138,0134,0126,0ScPerthshire
RenfrewPaisley614237366,5349,8342,9324,7324,7332,3327,1288,6298,9314,6269,0225,0263,0217,0178,0161,0155,0155,0133,0112,093,079,0ScwRenfrewshire
Ross and CromartyDingwall8000308961,557,657,460,560,562,961,962,870,877,476,579,078,081,081,083,079,079,075,069,061,056,0SncRoss & Cromarty
RoxburghNewtown St. Boswells172566642,342,942,545,645,646,245,445,845,047,248,853,053,054,054,052,046,046,044,041,037,034,0SseRoxburghshire
SelkirkSelkirk69226720,720,620,721,721,722,121,922,622,624,623,428,026,014,010,010,08,08,07,07,06,05,0ScseSelkirkshire
StirlingStirling1168451212,0197,4195,3187,4187,5185,9175,4166,4161,7161,0142,3119,0112,098,092,086,082,082,073,065,058,051,0ScscStirlingshire
SutherlandGolspie5252202812,713,313,213,713,714,415,216,117,820,221,422,023,024,025,026,025,025,026,024,024,023,0SncSutherlandshire
West LothianLinlithgow311120112,898,894,988,688,686,083,981,484,080,265,753,044,041,039,030,027,027,023,022,019,018,0SsecWest Lothianshire
WigtownStranraer126148727,428,728,831,631,631,829,729,330,832,032,736,039,039,042,043,039,039,036,033,027,023,0SswWigtownshire
ZetlandLerwick142455018,417,717,519,319,420,219,716,125,527,928,229,030,032,032,031,031,031,029,026,023,022,0SneShetland, Shetlands
SCOTLAND (subtotal:)77192298045226,45206,45196,67016,25096,45139,65030,84837,74882,64760,94472,14046,03734,03362,03063,02889,02618,02618,02365,02089,01804,01550,0
WALES:
AngleseyLlangefni71527659,753,751,450,650,746,146,549,051,750,950,650,151,451,054,557,343,351,048,045,037,034,0Wnw
BrecknockshireBrecon189873353,254,354,556,556,551,653,157,861,259,354,257,057,760,061,661,559,256,048,044,038,032,0Wcs
CaernarvonshireCaernarvon1474569122,9119,8120,5124,1124,1121,7118,6120,8128,2125,0125,6118,2119,3106,095,787,994,781,067,058,050,042,0WnwCarnarvon
CardiganshireAberystwyth179269254,853,353,453,353,351,752,155,260,959,961,162,670,373,072,370,897,769,065,058,050,043,0Wwc
CarmarthenshireCarmarthen2380919162,3166,6167,1171,7172,0162,7172,7179,1175,1160,4135,3130,6124,9116,0111,8110,694,7106,0101,090,077,067,0Wswc
DenbighshireRuthin1733669184,8176,8174,2170,7170,7162,4156,8157,6157,6144,8131,6118,0111,7105,0100,992,696,888,083,076,064,060,0Wne
FlintshireMold663256175,4155,2150,4145,1145,3125,7121,0112,9106,692,781,577,280,676,069,968,241,167,060,054,046,039,0Wne
GlamorganCardiff21068131255,41244,31237,01202,01202,61114,81155,01225,71252,51120,9859,9687,1511,4398,0317,8231,8240,1171,0127,0102,085,071,0WscGlamorganshire
MerionethDolgellau170966035,338,938,441,541,538,940,043,245,145,648,949,252,052,038,938,851,239,035,034,031,030,0WcnwMerionethshire
MonmouthshireNewport1406543461,5456,2449,4424,6425,1400,0402,4435,0450,8395,7298,1252,3211,3195,0174,7157,4177,2134,098,076,062,046,0EWse
MontgomeryshireWelshpool206479742,843,743,746,046,044,744,948,551,353,154,958,065,768,067,167,377,170,067,060,052,048,0Wcn
PembrokeshireHaverfordwest159061497,395,493,190,990,982,783,287,292,090,087,989,191,892,096,194,184,588,081,074,061,056,0Wsw
RadnorshireLlandrindod Wells122047118,318,318,420,020,019,519,521,323,522,623,321,823,525,025,424,731,425,025,023,020,019,0Wec
WALES (subtotal:)Cardiff2075080122723,62676,42651,32597,02598,72422,32465,82593,32656,52420,92012,91771,21571,61417,01286,71163,01189,01045,0905,0794,0673,0587,0
ENGLAND & WALES (SUBTOTAL)London1511015834048593,747286,946634,743639,243864,338157,040814,239952,437886,736072,532527,829001,425974,322715,020063,017932,417435,715911,013898,011952,010169,08895,0
CHANNEL ISLANDS:
Guernsey, etc.St. Peter Port783053,750,047,246,545,542,343,040,638,341,940,835,332,630,729,829,8Cwcincludes dependencies: Alderney, Brechou, Great Sark, Little Sark, Herm, Jethou, Lihou
Alderney1,51,62,62,11,82,02,74,93,3nepopulation figures from 1931 onwards included as dependency in Guernsey
Sark0,60,60,60,50,60,60,50,60,6cpopulation figures from 1931 onwards included as dependency in Guernsey
JerseySt. Helier1174572,762,057,255,957,349,751,050,549,751,952,654,552,456,656,157,0Cse
CHANNEL ISLANDS (subtotal:)19575126,4112,0104,4102,4102,892,094,093,290,297,096,092,287,690,591,490,776,180,075,070,065,060,0figures prior to 1841 are estimates of the compiler, sources do not state detailed data
U.K. GENERAL TOTAL:London2426279368455538,854140,553419,252143,850489,744775,447269,646212,344176,342232,938387,734455,231159,527571,424659,722406,521647,820127,017883,015603,013478,011893,0

Figures may differ from other sources due to the changes of borders between counties.
From some years no detailed figures of Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are available.
File created on 2002.01.03; last modified on 2002.01.06 by Jan Lahmeyer

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