Salisbury's 2023 population is now estimated at 46,872. In 2001, the population of Salisbury was 43,400. Salisbury has grown by 0.39% annually. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Salisbury, which typically includes Salisbury's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.
Salisbury is a city located in the southeast region of Wiltshire, England. The urban area of the city, which includes the surrounding wards, had a population of 62,216 recorded during the last official Census taken in 2011. The civil parish, which does not include many of the city’s suburbs, had a population of 40,302 at the time of the Census.
The majority of the population in Salisbury is white, making up 95.73% of the total population. Other races include Asian, black and mixed race. Approximately 91% of the white population is “White British.” Over 86% of Salisbury’s population was born in England. Nearly 4% were born in the UK, while nearly 5% were born somewhere in the EU. Only about 4.7% of the population was born outside of the EU. There are more females than males in Salisbury, making up 52% of the total population.
Similar to many other English cities, the primary religion observed in Salisbury is Christianity. Over 62% of inhabitants say that they are Christian. Over 27% of inhabitants do not follow a religion. Minority religions include Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism.
Almost 96% of people here speak English, while small groups speak Polish, Bengali and Tagalog as their first language. However, 99.43% of the total population say that they speak English well. Over 42% of the people of Salisbury are over the age of 45, making up the largest group of the city.
Like other smaller English cities, Salisbury has seen slow growth in recent years. There is nothing to indicate that this trend will be changing, so slow but steady growth is expected to continue for Salisbury into the future.