Nottingham Population 2022

800,394
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Nottingham is a city in the East Midlands of England, located in the United Kingdom. It is also the County town of the ceremonial county of Nottinghamshire. Famous for being the home of heroic outlaw Robin Hood, Nottingham has a history going back to 600 AD. In 2014, Nottingham has an estimated population of 306,000.

Nottingham has a very small official city boundary, hence the small population of just 306,000. The wider Nottingham Urban Area, however, has a population estimated at 733,000, which makes it the 9th largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The population density of the city proper is 4,073 people per square kilometer, or 10,550 per square kilometer. The total surface area in the city proper comes to 28.81 square miles (74.61 kilometers squared).

Nottingham is also a major tourist destination, with the sixth highest tourism spending in all of England.

Nottingham Demographics

The 2011 census found the ethnic breakdown of Nottingham was:

  • White British: 65.4%
  • White Irish: 0.9%
  • White Gypsy or Irish Traveller: 0.1%
  • Other White: 5.1%
  • White and Black Caribbean: 4.0%
  • White and Black African: 0.7%
  • White and Asian: 1.1%
  • Other mixed: 0.9%
  • Indian: 3.2%
  • Pakistani: 5.5%
  • Bangladeshi: 0.3%
  • Chinese: 2.0%
  • Other Asian: 2.1%
  • African: 3.2%
  • Caribbean: 3.1%
  • Other Black: 1.0%
  • Arab: 0.8%
  • Other ethnic groups: 0.7%
  • BME (not White British: 34.7%

In 2005, it was found that 23% of Nottingham's population belonged to a Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) group, down to 19% in 2001. This percentage is predicted to rise to at least 25% by 2016 and account for at least 33% of all children in the city. In 2010, 30% of all births were to mothers born outside of the United Kingdom. Almost 34% of the population is not White British, according to the most recent census in 2011. Nottingham has a higher-than-average mixed race community than the country as a whole, with 6% of people being ethnically mixed, with 4% mixed white and black Caribbean.

Along with established BME groups, Nottingham is home to many migrant, refugee and asylum seeker populations. Most immigrants to the city come from EU Accession States, Asia and the Middle East. About 15% of the population has been in the United Kingdom since 1991 or sooner.

The population of Nottingham is fairly young, with 28% of the population between 18 and 29, compared to 16% nationally. 31% are 45 years old or older, compared with 42% nationally. This is most likely due to the fact that Nottingham has two major universities with about 60,000 students.

According to the last demographic census, 75% of the population of Nottingham consider themselves Christian, with other religions including Islam (0.5%), Sikh (0.3%), Hindu (0.3%), Jewish (0.1%) and Buddhist (0.2%). One-third stated they have no religion and almost 8% did not answer, which is the highest rate in the region.

Nottingham Population Growth

The earliest known population of Nottingham was around 35 people in the 4th century, which grew slowly to 1,500 people by the 11th century. Between the end of the 17th century to the start of the 19th century, Nottingham grew from 5,000 to almost 30,000 people. The city broke 100,000 sometime in the 1870s, then 200,000 in the 1880s. Nottingham peaked at 312,000 in 1961 before its population began a decades-long decline.

The 2011 census found the population of Nottingham increased almost 14% from the previous census, growing from 269,000 in 2001 to 306,000. This is one of the biggest increases in the East Midlands. This is attributed to rising birth rates, immigration and an increasing number of students.

Year Population
1950640,859
1951645,171
1952649,518
1953653,882
1954658,281
1955662,711
1956667,176
1957671,658
1958676,177
1959680,727
1960685,313
1961688,565
1962686,037
1963683,519
1964681,006
1965678,510
1966676,019
1967673,537
1968671,061
1969668,601
1970666,146
1971662,882
1972656,012
1973649,232
1974642,512
1975635,862
1976629,272
1977622,768
1978616,323
1979609,944
1980603,623
1981599,217
1982600,687
1983602,161
1984603,641
1985605,120
1986606,605
1987608,094
1988609,588
1989611,082
1990612,581
1991615,113
1992620,974
1993626,875
1994632,840
1995638,862
1996644,949
1997651,078
1998657,273
1999663,528
2000669,850
2001676,030
2002681,382
2003686,776
2004692,220
2005697,692
2006703,215
2007708,782
2008714,400
2009720,047
2010725,747
2011731,551
2012737,577
2013743,635
2014749,752
2015755,919
2016762,145
2017768,422
2018774,751
2019781,151
2020787,610
2021794,008
2022800,394
2023806,757
2024813,078
2025819,334
2026825,506
2027831,579
2028837,542
2029843,393
2030849,135
2031854,764
2032860,281
2033865,701
2034871,036
2035876,303

Nottingham Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
1950640,8590.00%
1951645,1710.67%4,312
1952649,5180.67%4,347
1953653,8820.67%4,364
1954658,2810.67%4,399
1955662,7110.67%4,430
1956667,1760.67%4,465
1957671,6580.67%4,482
1958676,1770.67%4,519
1959680,7270.67%4,550
1960685,3130.67%4,586
1961688,5650.47%3,252
1962686,037-0.37%-2,528
1963683,519-0.37%-2,518
1964681,006-0.37%-2,513
1965678,510-0.37%-2,496
1966676,019-0.37%-2,491
1967673,537-0.37%-2,482
1968671,061-0.37%-2,476
1969668,601-0.37%-2,460
1970666,146-0.37%-2,455
1971662,882-0.49%-3,264
1972656,012-1.04%-6,870
1973649,232-1.03%-6,780
1974642,512-1.04%-6,720
1975635,862-1.04%-6,650
1976629,272-1.04%-6,590
1977622,768-1.03%-6,504
1978616,323-1.03%-6,445
1979609,944-1.04%-6,379
1980603,623-1.04%-6,321
1981599,217-0.73%-4,406
1982600,6870.25%1,470
1983602,1610.25%1,474
1984603,6410.25%1,480
1985605,1200.25%1,479
1986606,6050.25%1,485
1987608,0940.25%1,489
1988609,5880.25%1,494
1989611,0820.25%1,494
1990612,5810.25%1,499
1991615,1130.41%2,532
1992620,9740.95%5,861
1993626,8750.95%5,901
1994632,8400.95%5,965
1995638,8620.95%6,022
1996644,9490.95%6,087
1997651,0780.95%6,129
1998657,2730.95%6,195
1999663,5280.95%6,255
2000669,8500.95%6,322
2001676,0300.92%6,180
2002681,3820.79%5,352
2003686,7760.79%5,394
2004692,2200.79%5,444
2005697,6920.79%5,472
2006703,2150.79%5,523
2007708,7820.79%5,567
2008714,4000.79%5,618
2009720,0470.79%5,647
2010725,7470.79%5,700
2011731,5510.80%5,804
2012737,5770.82%6,026
2013743,6350.82%6,058
2014749,7520.82%6,117
2015755,9190.82%6,167
2016762,1450.82%6,226
2017768,4220.82%6,277
2018774,7510.82%6,329
2019781,1510.83%6,400
2020787,6100.83%6,459
2021794,0080.81%6,398
2022800,3940.80%6,386
2023806,7570.79%6,363
2024813,0780.78%6,321
2025819,3340.77%6,256
2026825,5060.75%6,172
2027831,5790.74%6,073
2028837,5420.72%5,963
2029843,3930.70%5,851
2030849,1350.68%5,742
2031854,7640.66%5,629
2032860,2810.65%5,517
2033865,7010.63%5,420
2034871,0360.62%5,335
2035876,3030.60%5,267

Nottingham Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2022 Population 2022 Growth
London9,540,5761.22%
Manchester2,770,4340.74%
Birmingham2,645,5980.73%
West Yorkshire1,915,1340.69%
Glasgow1,688,9070.49%
Southampton943,7450.84%
Liverpool911,5460.56%
Newcastle Upon Tyne818,4520.57%
Nottingham800,3940.80%
Sheffield740,5320.71%
Bristol700,6301.02%
Belfast638,7170.65%
Brighton617,3530.85%
Leicester561,6350.84%
Edinburgh548,2061.03%
Bournemouth514,3130.84%
Cardiff484,5910.73%
Coventry438,7321.47%
Middlesbrough390,7720.46%
Stoke On Trent389,7540.51%

Other Cities in United Kingdom

  1. Nottinghamshire County Council - Population estimates and demographics for Nottingham
  2. Nottingham Insight - Nottingham population data and information

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