Sheffield Population 2022

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Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England, with a name that comes from the River Sheaf running through the city. Sheffield is one of the 8 largest regional English cities comprising the Core Cities Group, and the 3rd largest English district with an estimated 2014 population of 555,000.

City Size and Population Density

Sheffield is part of the larger Sheffield urban area, with a population estimated at 645,000. The city of Sheffield has an area of just over 142 square miles (367 square kilometers) with a population density of 4,000 people per square mile (1,500 per square kilometer). The urban area has a much higher population density of 10,228 people per square mile, or 3,949 per square kilometer.

Sheffield has over 250 gardens, parks and woodland areas with about 2 million trees. This gives Sheffield the highest ratio of trees to people of any European city.

Sheffield Demographics

The 2011 census found the racial and ethnic composition of Sheffield to be:

  • 84% White (81% White British, 0.5% White Irish, 0.1% Gypsy or Irish Traveller, 2.3% other white)
  • 8% Asian (4% Pakistani, 1.3% Chinese, 1.1% Indian, 0.6% Bangladeshi, 1.0% other Asian)
  • 3.6% Black (2.1% African, 1% Caribbean, 0.5% other black)
  • 1.5% Arab
  • 2.4% mixed race (1.0% White and Black Caribbean, 0.2% White and Black African, 0.6% White and Asian, 0.6% other mixed)
  • 0.7% other ethnic group

53% of the population of Sheffield are Christian, followed by Muslim (6%), Hindu (0.6%), Buddhist (0.4%), Sikh (0.2%) and Jewish (0.1%). More than 31% have no religion while 7% declined to state a religion.

Sheffield has a high percentage of well educated citizens, with the percentage of the population qualified to degree level increasing from 25% in 2005 to more than 33% in 2011.

Sheffield Population Growth

Sheffield experienced its greatest growth during the 19th century and the Industrial Revolution, when its population increased tenfold. For the past several decades, the city has been growing faster than the national average and it is projected to hit 600,000 by 2020.

Year Population
1950644,924
1951646,750
1952648,583
1953650,417
1954652,259
1955654,106
1956655,960
1957657,815
1958659,677
1959661,545
1960663,421
1961664,793
1962664,012
1963663,233
1964662,453
1965661,676
1966660,898
1967660,122
1968659,346
1969658,572
1970657,799
1971656,889
1972655,368
1973653,854
1974652,343
1975650,834
1976649,327
1977647,828
1978646,330
1979644,835
1980643,342
1981641,999
1982641,109
1983640,220
1984639,331
1985638,445
1986637,560
1987636,676
1988635,792
1989634,912
1990634,032
1991633,528
1992634,226
1993634,923
1994635,622
1995636,321
1996637,022
1997637,722
1998638,424
1999639,126
2000639,831
2001641,159
2002645,565
2003650,001
2004654,474
2005658,964
2006663,492
2007668,052
2008672,648
2009677,264
2010681,918
2011686,595
2012691,286
2013695,996
2014700,745
2015705,526
2016710,346
2017715,199
2018720,085
2019725,062
2020730,158
2021735,292
2022740,532
2023745,876
2024751,303
2025756,783
2026762,277
2027767,752
2028773,176
2029778,533
2030783,809
2031788,994
2032794,081
2033799,082
2034804,005
2035808,867

Sheffield Population 2022

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
1950644,9240.00%
1951646,7500.28%1,826
1952648,5830.28%1,833
1953650,4170.28%1,834
1954652,2590.28%1,842
1955654,1060.28%1,847
1956655,9600.28%1,854
1957657,8150.28%1,855
1958659,6770.28%1,862
1959661,5450.28%1,868
1960663,4210.28%1,876
1961664,7930.21%1,372
1962664,012-0.12%-781
1963663,233-0.12%-779
1964662,453-0.12%-780
1965661,676-0.12%-777
1966660,898-0.12%-778
1967660,122-0.12%-776
1968659,346-0.12%-776
1969658,572-0.12%-774
1970657,799-0.12%-773
1971656,889-0.14%-910
1972655,368-0.23%-1,521
1973653,854-0.23%-1,514
1974652,343-0.23%-1,511
1975650,834-0.23%-1,509
1976649,327-0.23%-1,507
1977647,828-0.23%-1,499
1978646,330-0.23%-1,498
1979644,835-0.23%-1,495
1980643,342-0.23%-1,493
1981641,999-0.21%-1,343
1982641,109-0.14%-890
1983640,220-0.14%-889
1984639,331-0.14%-889
1985638,445-0.14%-886
1986637,560-0.14%-885
1987636,676-0.14%-884
1988635,792-0.14%-884
1989634,912-0.14%-880
1990634,032-0.14%-880
1991633,528-0.08%-504
1992634,2260.11%698
1993634,9230.11%697
1994635,6220.11%699
1995636,3210.11%699
1996637,0220.11%701
1997637,7220.11%700
1998638,4240.11%702
1999639,1260.11%702
2000639,8310.11%705
2001641,1590.21%1,328
2002645,5650.69%4,406
2003650,0010.69%4,436
2004654,4740.69%4,473
2005658,9640.69%4,490
2006663,4920.69%4,528
2007668,0520.69%4,560
2008672,6480.69%4,596
2009677,2640.69%4,616
2010681,9180.69%4,654
2011686,5950.69%4,677
2012691,2860.68%4,691
2013695,9960.68%4,710
2014700,7450.68%4,749
2015705,5260.68%4,781
2016710,3460.68%4,820
2017715,1990.68%4,853
2018720,0850.68%4,886
2019725,0620.69%4,977
2020730,1580.70%5,096
2021735,2920.70%5,134
2022740,5320.71%5,240
2023745,8760.72%5,344
2024751,3030.73%5,427
2025756,7830.73%5,480
2026762,2770.73%5,494
2027767,7520.72%5,475
2028773,1760.71%5,424
2029778,5330.69%5,357
2030783,8090.68%5,276
2031788,9940.66%5,185
2032794,0810.64%5,087
2033799,0820.63%5,001
2034804,0050.62%4,923
2035808,8670.60%4,862

Sheffield 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. Sheffield City Council - Sheffield population and information
  2. Sheffield City Council - 2011 census data for Sheffield

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