List of English districts by population density

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This is a list of the districts of England ordered by population density, based on population estimates for 2017 from the Office for National Statistics. The densities are calculated by dividing the latest Population Estimate[1] by the Standard Area Measurement.[2]

More than 10,000 / km²[edit]

Rank District Density
(per km²)
Type of district Ceremonial county
1 Islington 15,817 London borough Greater London
2 Tower Hamlets 15,564 London borough Greater London
3 Hackney 14,485 London borough Greater London
4 Kensington and Chelsea 12,845 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London
5 Lambeth 12,086 London borough Greater London
6 Camden 11,627 London borough Greater London
7 Westminster 11,392 London borough, City (1540) Greater London
8 Hammersmith and Fulham 11,160 London borough Greater London
9 Southwark 10,887 London borough Greater London

1,000 - 10,000 / km²[edit]

Rank District Density
(per km²)
Type of district Ceremonial county
10 Newham 9,612 London borough Greater London
11 Wandsworth 9,434 London borough Greater London
12 Haringey 9,163 London borough Greater London
13 Lewisham 8,572 London borough Greater London
14 Brent 7,612 London borough Greater London
15 Waltham Forest 7,099 London borough Greater London
16 Ealing 6,170 London borough Greater London
17 Greenwich 5,975 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London
18 Barking and Dagenham 5,835 London borough Greater London
19 Merton 5,476 London borough Greater London
20 Redbridge 5,348 London borough Greater London
21 Portsmouth 5,315 Unitary authority, City (1926) Hampshire
22 Southampton 5,055 Unitary authority, City (1964) Hampshire
23 Luton 4,951 Unitary authority, Borough Bedfordshire
24 Harrow 4,931 London borough Greater London
25 Leicester 4,820 Unitary authority, City (1919) Leicestershire
26 Hounslow 4,807 London borough Greater London
27 Manchester 4,716 Metropolitan borough, City (1853) Greater Manchester
28 Kingston upon Thames 4,686 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London
29 Sutton 4,635 London borough Greater London
30 Slough 4,571 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
31 Watford 4,511 Borough Hertfordshire
32 Barnet 4,470 London borough Greater London
33 Croydon 4,449 London borough Greater London
34 Nottingham 4,412 Unitary authority, City (1897) Nottinghamshire
35 Liverpool 4,395 Metropolitan borough, City (1880) Merseyside
36 Southend-on-Sea 4,354 Unitary authority, Borough Essex
37 Birmingham 4,246 Metropolitan borough, City (1889) West Midlands
38 Bournemouth 4,217 Unitary authority, Borough Dorset
39 Bristol 4,186 Unitary authority, City (1542) Bristol
40 Enfield 4,116 London borough Greater London
41 Bexley 4,063 London borough Greater London
42 Reading 4,036 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
43 Blackpool 4,013 Unitary authority, Borough Lancashire
44 Sandwell 3,803 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
45 Wolverhampton 3,743 Metropolitan borough, City (2000) West Midlands
46 Coventry 3,651 Metropolitan borough, City (1102) West Midlands
47 Hull 3,648 Unitary authority, City (1897) East Riding of Yorkshire
48 Norwich 3,596 City (TI) Norfolk
49 Ipswich 3,503 Borough Suffolk
50 Brighton & Hove 3,480 Unitary authority, City (2000) East Sussex
51 Richmond upon Thames 3,408 London borough Greater London
52 Oxford 3,389 City (1542) Oxfordshire
53 Stevenage 3,378 Borough Hertfordshire
54 Gosport 3,372 Borough Hampshire
55 Worthing 3,371 Borough West Sussex
56 Plymouth 3,295 Unitary authority, City (1928) Devon
57 Derby 3,293 Unitary authority, City (1977) Derbyshire
58 Dudley 3,260 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
59 Gloucester 3,183 City (1541) Gloucestershire
60 Hastings 3,122 Borough East Sussex
61 Worcester 3,074 City (TI) Worcestershire
62 Cambridge 3,069 City (1951) Cambridgeshire
63 Harlow 2,822 Essex
64 Northampton 2,793 Borough Northamptonshire
65 Lincoln 2,758 City (TI) Lincolnshire
66 Exeter 2,740 City (TI) Devon
67 Stoke-on-Trent 2,732 Unitary authority, City (1925) Staffordshire
68 Walsall 2,705 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
69 City of London 2,635 City (TI), sui generis City of London
70 Hillingdon 2,613 London borough Greater London
71 Middlesbrough 2,609 Unitary authority, Borough North Yorkshire
72 Newcastle upon Tyne 2,607 Metropolitan borough, City (1882) Tyne and Wear
73 Salford 2,585 Metropolitan borough, City (1926) Greater Manchester
74 Cheltenham 2,513 Borough Gloucestershire
75 North Tyneside 2,483 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
76 Crawley 2,483 Borough West Sussex
77 Tamworth 2,480 Borough Staffordshire
78 Rushmoor 2,454 Borough Hampshire
79 Oadby and Wigston 2,424 Borough Leicestershire
80 Eastbourne 2,338 Borough East Sussex
81 Poole 2,335 Unitary authority, Borough Dorset
82 Epsom and Ewell 2,331 Borough Surrey
83 South Tyneside 2,322 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
84 Stockport 2,309 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
85 Havering 2,278 London borough Greater London
86 Havant 2,258 Borough Hampshire
87 Trafford 2,220 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
88 Spelthorne 2,208 Borough Surrey
89 Bromley 2,193 London borough Greater London
90 Tameside 2,172 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
91 Torbay 2,150 Unitary authority, Borough Devon
92 Wirral 2,055 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
93 Bolton 2,037 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
94 Sunderland 2,017 Metropolitan borough, City (1992) Tyne and Wear
95 Castle Point 1,992 Borough Essex
96 Bury 1,906 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
97 Broxbourne 1,880 Borough Hertfordshire
98 Sefton 1,771 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
99 Wigan 1,725 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
100 Knowsley 1,717 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
101 Basildon 1,676 Essex
102 Oldham 1,642 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
103 Eastleigh 1,636 Borough Hampshire
104 Nuneaton and Bedworth 1,629 Borough Warwickshire
105 Halton 1,613 Unitary authority, Borough Cheshire
106 Woking 1,589 Borough Surrey
107 Chesterfield 1,583 Borough Derbyshire
108 Weymouth and Portland 1,573 Borough Dorset
109 Sheffield 1,570 Metropolitan borough, City (1893) South Yorkshire
110 Redditch 1,570 Borough Worcestershire
111 Fareham 1,565 Borough Hampshire
112 Adur 1,519 West Sussex
113 Dartford 1,477 Borough Kent
114 Bradford 1,459 Metropolitan borough, City (1897) West Yorkshire
115 Medway 1,434 Unitary authority, Borough Kent
116 Elmbridge 1,434 Borough Surrey
117 Leeds 1,422 Metropolitan borough, City (1893) West Yorkshire
118 Gateshead 1,421 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
119 Mansfield 1,415 Nottinghamshire
120 Broxtowe 1,407 Borough Nottinghamshire
121 Rochdale 1,381 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
122 Thanet 1,367 Kent
123 St Helens 1,315 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
124 Cannock Chase 1,256 Staffordshire
125 Solihull 1,199 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
126 Warrington 1,160 Unitary authority, Borough Cheshire
127 Ashfield 1,151 Nottinghamshire
128 Reigate and Banstead 1,133 Borough Surrey
129 Runnymede 1,113 Borough Surrey
130 Hyndburn 1,101 Borough Lancashire
131 Bracknell Forest 1,100 Unitary authority, Borough Berkshire
132 Blackburn with Darwen 1,085 Unitary authority, Borough Lancashire
133 Gravesham 1,071 Borough Kent
134 Kirklees 1,069 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire
135 Erewash 1,051 Borough Derbyshire
136 Thurrock 1,042 Unitary authority, Borough Essex
137 Three Rivers 1,042 Hertfordshire
138 Hertsmere 1,028 Borough Hertfordshire
139 Wakefield 1,006 Metropolitan borough, City (1888) West Yorkshire

100 - 1000 / km²[edit]

Rank District Density
(per km²)
Type of district Ceremonial county
140 Hartlepool 994 Unitary authority, Borough Durham
141 Preston 993 City (2002) Lancashire
142 Christchurch 984 Borough Dorset
143 South Ribble 977 Borough Lancashire
144 Gedling 976 Borough Nottinghamshire
145 Stockton-on-Tees 958 Unitary authority, Borough Durham and North Yorkshire
146 Swindon 957 Unitary authority, Borough Wiltshire
147 Welwyn Hatfield 943 Hertfordshire
148 Surrey Heath 933 Borough Surrey
149 Wokingham 921 Unitary authority Berkshire
150 Rotherham 919 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
151 St Albans 912 City (1877) Hertfordshire
152 Milton Keynes 866 Unitary authority, Borough Buckinghamshire
153 Corby 866 Borough Northamptonshire
154 Barrow-in-Furness 860 Borough Cumbria
155 North East Lincolnshire 833 Unitary authority, Borough Lincolnshire
156 Burnley 792 Borough Lancashire
157 York 765 Unitary authority, City (TI) North Yorkshire
158 Windsor and Maidenhead 764 Unitary authority, Royal Borough Berkshire
159 Blaby 758 Leicestershire
160 Barnsley 739 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
161 Dacorum 721 Borough Hertfordshire
162 Arun 718 West Sussex
163 Charnwood 646 Borough Leicestershire
164 Newcastle-under-Lyme 611 Borough Staffordshire
165 Telford and Wrekin 605 Unitary authority, Borough Shropshire
166 Peterborough 579 Unitary authority, City (1541) Cambridgeshire
167 Colchester 577 Borough Essex
168 Calderdale 575 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire
169 Chorley 570 Borough Lancashire
170 North Somerset 569 Unitary authority Somerset
171 Great Yarmouth 569 Borough Norfolk
172 South Gloucestershire 561 Unitary authority Gloucestershire
173 Redcar and Cleveland 555 Unitary authority, Borough North Yorkshire
174 Bath and North East Somerset 545 Unitary authority Somerset
175 Guildford 545 Borough Surrey
176 Doncaster 543 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
177 Wycombe 538 Buckinghamshire
178 Darlington 538 Unitary authority, Borough Durham
179 Tonbridge and Malling 536 Borough Kent
180 Pendle 535 Borough Lancashire
181 Canterbury 531 City (TI) Kent
182 Chelmsford 520 City (2012) Essex
183 Wyre Forest 515 Worcestershire
184 Rossendale 509 Borough Lancashire
185 Rochford 508 Essex
186 Brentwood 500 Borough Essex
187 Warwick 495 Warwickshire
188 Bolsover 493 Derbyshire
189 South Bucks 493 Buckinghamshire
190 Chiltern 485 Buckinghamshire
191 Wellingborough 484 Borough Northamptonshire
192 Fylde 475 Borough Lancashire
193 Amber Valley 474 Borough Derbyshire
194 Bromsgrove 449 Worcestershire
195 Mid Sussex 444 West Sussex
196 Hart 443 Hampshire
197 Kettering 429 Borough Northamptonshire
199 Maidstone 426 Borough Kent
200 Central Bedfordshire 391 Unitary authority Bedfordshire
201 Swale 391 Borough Kent
202 Wyre 391 Borough Lancashire
203 Epping Forest 385 Essex
204 Hinckley and Bosworth 374 Borough Leicestershire
205 Isle of Wight 370 Unitary authority, County Isle of Wight
206 Cheshire West and Chester 368 Unitary authority Cheshire
207 Dover 367 Kent
208 North East Derbyshire 365 Derbyshire
209 Waverley 362 Borough Surrey
210 North West Leicestershire 358 Leicestershire
211 Bedford 356 Unitary authority, Borough Bedfordshire
212 Tunbridge Wells 356 Borough Kent
213 North Hertfordshire 355 Hertfordshire
214 Tandridge 351 Surrey
215 Lewes 350 East Sussex
216 Mole Valley 337 Surrey
217 West Lancashire 328 Lancashire
218 Cheshire East 324 Unitary authority Cheshire
219 Sevenoaks 323 Kent
220 Waveney 318 Suffolk
221 Folkestone and Hythe 312 Kent
222 Lichfield 312 Staffordshire
223 East Hertfordshire 309 Hertfordshire
224 East Staffordshire 303 Borough Staffordshire
225 Rugby 302 Borough Warwickshire
226 South Derbyshire 302 Derbyshire
227 Rushcliffe 283 Borough Nottinghamshire
228 Basingstoke and Deane 276 Borough Hampshire
229 South Staffordshire 274 Staffordshire
230 Horsham 264 West Sussex
231 Stroud 256 Gloucestershire
232 Taunton Deane 253 Borough Somerset
233 East Dorset 252 Dorset
234 Cherwell 250 Oxfordshire
235 Braintree 247 Essex
236 Lancaster 247 City (1937) Lancashire
237 New Forest 238 Hampshire
238 County Durham 235 Unitary authority County Durham
239 Broadland 232 Norfolk
240 East Hampshire 232 Hampshire
241 Vale of White Horse 227 Oxfordshire
242 West Berkshire 225 Unitary authority Berkshire
243 Stafford 225 Staffordshire
244 North Warwickshire 225 Borough Warwickshire
245 Ashford 219 Borough Kent
246 Aylesbury Vale 217 Buckinghamshire
247 Tewkesbury 217 Borough Gloucestershire
248 Sedgemoor 216 Somerset
249 South Oxfordshire 205 Oxfordshire
250 North Lincolnshire 202 Unitary authority, Borough Lincolnshire
251 Test Valley 197 Borough Hampshire
252 Huntingdonshire 195 Cambridgeshire
253 Teignbridge 195 Devon
254 Wealden 190 East Sussex
255 Wychavon 188 Worcestershire
256 Winchester 187 City (TI) Hampshire
257 Boston 187 Borough Lincolnshire
258 Rother 186 East Sussex
259 Newark and Sherwood 185 Nottinghamshire
260 Fenland 184 Cambridgeshire
261 Bassetlaw 182 Nottinghamshire
262 East Northamptonshire 182 Northamptonshire
263 Maldon 178 Essex
264 South Somerset 174 Somerset
265 East Devon 174 Devon
266 South Cambridgeshire 173 Cambridgeshire
267 St Edmundsbury 173 Borough Suffolk
268 Forest Heath 173 Suffolk
269 Staffordshire Moorlands 171 Staffordshire
270 High Peak 170 Borough Derbyshire
271 Forest of Dean 163 Gloucestershire
272 Cornwall 158 Unitary authority Cornwall
273 Harborough 154 Leicestershire
274 Mendip 153 Somerset
275 Wiltshire 152 Unitary authority Wiltshire
276 Chichester 152 West Sussex
277 West Oxfordshire 152 Oxfordshire
278 Babergh 152 Suffolk
279 South Kesteven 150 Lincolnshire
280 South Norfolk 149 Norfolk
281 Selby 146 North Yorkshire
282 Suffolk Coastal 144 Suffolk
283 South Northamptonshire 143 Northamptonshire
284 East Riding of Yorkshire 140 Unitary authority East Riding of Yorkshire
285 Isles of Scilly 138 sui generis Cornwall
286 East Cambridgeshire 136 Cambridgeshire
287 Uttlesford 136 Essex
288 Malvern Hills 133 Worcestershire
289 Scarborough 132 Borough North Yorkshire
290 Stratford-on-Avon 128 Warwickshire
291 North Kesteven 124 Lincolnshire
292 South Holland 124 Lincolnshire
293 Daventry 124 Northamptonshire
294 Harrogate 122 North Yorkshire
295 Mid Suffolk 116 Suffolk
296 North Dorset 116 Dorset
297 Purbeck 115 Dorset
298 North Norfolk 108 Norfolk
299 Breckland 106 Norfolk
300 King's Lynn and West Norfolk 105 Borough Norfolk
301 Melton 105 Borough Leicestershire
302 Carlisle 104 City (1133) Cumbria
303 Rutland 103 Unitary authority Rutland
304 Ribble Valley 102 Borough Lancashire

Less than 100 / km²[edit]

Rank District Density
(per km²)
Type of district Ceremonial county
305 Shropshire 99 Unitary authority Shropshire
306 South Hams 96 Devon
307 West Dorset 94 Dorset
308 Copeland 93 Borough Cumbria
309 Derbyshire Dales 90 Derbyshire
310 Mid Devon 88 Devon
311 Herefordshire 87 Unitary authority Herefordshire
312 North Devon 87 Devon
313 West Lindsey 81 Lincolnshire
314 East Lindsey 79 Lincolnshire
315 Allerdale 78 Borough Cumbria
316 Cotswold 75 Gloucestershire
317 Hambleton 69 North Yorkshire
318 South Lakeland 68 Cumbria
319 Torridge 68 Devon
320 Northumberland 63 Unitary authority Northumberland
321 Craven 48 North Yorkshire
322 West Somerset 48 Somerset
323 West Devon 47 Borough Devon
324 Richmondshire 40 North Yorkshire
325 Ryedale 36 North Yorkshire
326 Eden 24 Cumbria

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