Population statistics for Swansea
The latest estimate of the population of the City and County of Swansea stands at 238,700 (2011 Mid Year Estimate). Swansea now has the second highest population of the 22 Welsh Unitary Authorities, representing almost 8% of the total population of Wales (3,063,800).
The latest estimates were the first to be based on the initial results of the 2011 Census, which were released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in July.
A summary of the broad composition of Swansea's population (rounded) as at mid-2011, together with national comparisons, is shown in the table below.
Source: 2011 Mid Year Estimates, Office for National Statistics (ONS), © Crown copyright 2012.
Further information on the 2011 Mid Year Estimates, including Swansea population statistics for all five-year age groups and results for other local authorities in Wales, is available in the attached Briefing Note. The note also outlines the difficulties of comparing the mid-2011 estimates with the current figures for previous years, which are due to be revised by ONS in March-April 2013.
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.