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Leeds population

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The results of the 2011 Census show that Leeds has a population of 751,500 living in 320,600 households. The Census took place on 27 March 2011.

Key highlights:

  • Since 2001 the population of England and Wales has increased by 7.1% from 52.4 million in 2001 to 56.1 million in 2011
  • Analysis shows that the population of Leeds has increased by 5.1% over the same period, from 715,600 to 751,500
  • The Census population figure for Leeds is significantly lower than the indicative population estimate of 780,925 published by ONS in November 2011 and the largest fall in population has been seen in the 20 to 29 age group.
Why is it important to understand population change?
 
Population statistics are used extensively to shape and plan services across the city. Understanding how the population is growing and changing is critical for the effective planning of education, employment, health, housing, transport and other services.
 
For more information on Leeds' population visit the Leeds Observatory in the External links section.
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