Coventry Population 2021

432,386
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Coventry's 2021 population is now estimated at 432,386. In 1950, the population of Coventry was 302,854. Coventry has grown by 6,820 since 2015, which represents a 1.60% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Coventry, which typically includes Coventry's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Coventry is a city located in West Midlands, England. The city is the second largest in the region by population, with a population estimated to be 345,385 in 2015. The city is also the 9th largest in England, and its population places it as the 12th largest in the UK. Over the years, Coventry has become known for its contribution to the automotive industry.

City Size and Population Density of Coventry

The city of Coventry covers a total surface area of approximately 98.6 square kilometers. With a population creeping upwards to 350,000 and beyond, the density of the residents comes to just over 3,100 individuals per square kilometer.

Coventry Demographics

Over 66% of the city’s population is White British. Of the remaining residents, 7.2% are White (non-British), 5.5% are black, and over 16% are Asian, which far exceeds the national average.

The 2011 Census shows that over 53% of Coventry residents identify as Christian, while Islam is the second most-followed religion. Twenty-three percent of the population do not identify with a religion.

There is also a large population of students that reside in Coventry for at least 12 months, with approximately 15,000 of these students originating from outside of the UK.

Coventry History

The history of Coventry is thought to date back to the 10th century. During the Middle Ages, the area was one of the most prosperous due to its wool and cloth industries. Unfortunately, most of its economic fortunes were lost by the end of the 15th century. Because of the economic changes, over the next 300 years, much of the city was unable to be rebuilt, and there was no real expansion. Much of the remains of the medieval city were still in place during the 20th century, although homes and terraces were later destroyed in 1940 when an air raid occurred. The city’s cathedral church was destroyed during the Coventry Blitz, but was rebuilt as the Coventry Cathedral.

The city’s role in the motor industry was at its peak in the 1950s and 1960s. During this time, theaters, sports centers, and retail shopping centers were built. The University of Warwick was opened in 1965 and quickly established a role as one of the country’s top institutions of higher education.

In modern times, the city’s role in the automotive industry continues to decline, but new industries have made their way to the city. In the 1980s, Coventry had a high rate of unemployment – one of the highest in the country – and had a significantly high crime rate. However, the city now is considered one of the safest major cities in the UK and has bounced back from its economic troubles.

Coventry Population Growth

Despite the destruction that occurred during the air raids in 1940 and the high rate of crime and unemployment that plagued the city in the 1980s, Coventry has recovered quite well and is one of the fastest growing cities in the United Kingdom. Between 2012 and 2013, the city’s population increased by over 2%. A significant number of immigrants have contributed to the city’s population, which is expected to continue as Coventry will see steady population increases.

Coventry Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
2035488,5160.61%2,938
2034485,5780.62%2,977
2033482,6010.63%3,030
2032479,5710.65%3,098
2031476,4730.67%3,187
2030473,2860.70%3,303
2029469,9830.74%3,457
2028466,5260.79%3,668
2027462,8580.86%3,954
2026458,9040.95%4,320
2025454,5841.06%4,764
2024449,8201.19%5,273
2023444,5471.33%5,815
2022438,7321.47%6,346
2021432,3861.60%6,820
2020425,5661.73%7,219
2019418,3471.80%7,410
2018410,9371.84%7,431
2017403,5061.84%7,297
2016396,2091.84%7,165
2015389,0441.84%7,027
2014382,0171.84%6,899
2013375,1181.84%6,765
2012368,3531.84%6,661
2011361,6920.93%3,346
2010358,3460.61%2,181
2009356,1650.61%2,165
2008354,0000.61%2,157
2007351,8430.61%2,142
2006349,7010.61%2,128
2005347,5730.61%2,113
2004345,4600.61%2,105
2003343,3550.61%2,090
2002341,2650.61%2,077
2001339,1880.29%986
2000338,2020.23%760
1999337,4420.23%758
1998336,6840.23%757
1997335,9270.22%753
1996335,1740.23%754
1995334,4200.23%751
1994333,6690.23%750
1993332,9190.22%746
1992332,1730.23%747
1991331,426-0.41%-1,348
1990332,774-0.60%-2,014
1989334,788-0.60%-2,023
1988336,811-0.60%-2,041
1987338,852-0.60%-2,051
1986340,903-0.60%-2,063
1985342,966-0.60%-2,073
1984345,039-0.60%-2,091
1983347,130-0.60%-2,101
1982349,231-0.60%-2,113
1981351,344-0.67%-2,381
1980353,725-0.70%-2,486
1979356,211-0.70%-2,499
1978358,710-0.70%-2,518
1977361,228-0.70%-2,531
1976363,759-0.70%-2,556
1975366,315-0.70%-2,570
1974368,885-0.70%-2,589
1973371,474-0.70%-2,603
1972374,077-0.70%-2,628
1971376,7050.33%1,241
1970375,4640.56%2,101
1969373,3630.56%2,088
1968371,2750.56%2,081
1967369,1940.56%2,066
1966367,1280.56%2,055
1965365,0730.56%2,041
1964363,0320.56%2,035
1963360,9970.56%2,021
1962358,9760.56%2,009
1961356,9671.34%4,714
1960352,2531.52%5,289
1959346,9641.52%5,202
1958341,7621.52%5,125
1957336,6371.52%5,041
1956331,5961.52%4,978
1955326,6181.52%4,898
1954321,7201.52%4,824
1953316,8961.52%4,745
1952312,1511.52%4,687
1951307,4641.52%4,610
1950302,8540.00%

Coventry Population Data (Urban Area)

Name Population 2021 Growth
London9,425,6221.31%
Manchester2,750,1200.73%
Birmingham2,626,3740.73%
West Yorkshire1,901,9470.68%
Glasgow1,680,6690.44%
Southampton935,8680.86%
Liverpool906,4430.53%
Newcastle Upon Tyne813,8070.53%
Nottingham794,0080.81%
Sheffield735,2920.70%
Bristol693,5521.07%
Belfast634,5940.63%
Brighton612,1590.87%
Leicester556,9300.86%
Edinburgh542,5991.08%
Bournemouth510,0210.86%
Cardiff481,0820.72%
Coventry432,3861.60%
Middlesbrough388,9690.41%
Stoke On Trent387,7850.46%

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  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations

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