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Population

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Population statistics for Swansea

The latest estimate of the population of the City and County of Swansea stands at 239,600 (Mid Year Estimate, 2012). Swansea now has the second highest population of the 22 Welsh Unitary Authorities, representing almost 8% of the total population of Wales (3,074,100).

The latest estimates are the second to be based on the results of the 2011 Census, which were released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in July 2012.

A summary of the broad composition of Swansea's population (rounded) as at mid-2012, together with national comparisons, is shown in the table below.

Aged

Males

Females

Total

% of total

Wales %

UK %

0-4

6,900

6,300

13,300

5.5

5.9

6.3

5-15

14,600

13,600

28,200

11.8

12.3

12.5

16-24

18,200

16,200

34,400

14.3

12.2

11.8

25-44

30,200

29,300

59,500

24.8

24.3

26.9

45-64

29,200

30,700

59,900

25.0

26.4

25.5

65-74

10,900

12,400

23,400

9.7

10.3

9.1

75+

8,500

12,500

21,000

8.8

8.7

7.9

Total

118,600

121,000

239,600

100

100

100

Source: 2012 Mid Year Estimates, Office for National Statistics (ONS), © Crown copyright 2013.

Notes:

  • Totals may not sum due to rounding
  • Statistics for other age group combinations can be made available on request. 

Further information on the latest population estimates is available in the attached Briefing Note.

More detailed information on population and demography is available from the Council's Research & Information Unit, including: 

If you have further enquiries regarding population statistics in Swansea, please contact the Council's Research & Information Unit.





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