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Population Statistics

Population Statistics and Projections

The Research Team holds information on the population of Worcestershire. In addition to the census material released every 10 years, the Office for National Statistics (opens in a new window) (ONS) release annual mid-year estimates for Worcestershire and the six districts within. These mid-year estimates are split gender and 5 year age groups.

View population statistics for Worcestershire and each of the districts.

The most recent population estimates available are for mid-2016, and were released by ONS in June 2017. The next set of population estimates are due to be released in June 2018.

There are currently estimated to be 583,000 people living within the county of Worcestershire. This estimate includes all the people who usually live there. UK and non-UK armed forces personnel stationed in the UK are included and students are taken to be a resident at their term time address. Alternatively you can download complete data for Worcestershire, districts or any other areas of interest direct from the ONS population estimates website (opens in a new window).

Population Projections

The ONS also produce population projections for Worcestershire and the six districts. The most recent projections were released in May 2016 and use mid-2014 population estimates as a base.

Mid-2014-based ONS Population Projections for County and Districts in Worcestershire

Area 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Bromsgrove 95,500 95,800 96,300 96,700 97,200 97,800 98,300 98,900
Malvern Hills 75,900 76,200 76,700 77,100 77,600 78,000 78,500 79,000
Redditch 84,500 84,600 84,700 84,800 85,000 85,100 85,300 85,400
Worcester City 100,800 101,500 102,100 102,700 103,300 103,800 104,300 104,700
Wychavon 119,800 120,500 121,200 121,900 122,700 123,400 124,200 124,900
Wyre Forest 99,000 99,100 99,400 99,600 99,900 100,200 100,500 100,800
Worcestershire 575,400 578,600 583,100 582,900 585,600 588,300 591,100 593,800

You can obtain further details on population projections from research@worcestershire.gov.uk or alternatively you can download complete data for Worcestershire, districts or any other areas of interest direct from the ONS population projections website (opens in a new window).