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Population

Statistics on population and households - population estimates, recent trends, small area data, density, population characteristics, household estimates, population and household projections.

The latest official estimate of the population of the City and County of Swansea is 241,300 (mid-year estimate 2022, Office for National Statistics). 

These are the second annual mid-year population estimates published by ONS since the 2021 Census.  They represent a rolled forward estimate to 30 June 2022 from the mid-2021 figure, accounting for births, deaths and estimated migration changes over the year.  The latest estimate is approx. 3,400 (+1.4%) higher than the mid-2021 figure. 

Further information on the population estimates for Swansea, including breakdowns by age and sex, components of change and data for other local authorities in Wales, is available in a briefing note (PDF) [1MB] and data file (Excel doc) [46KB] on this page.

More detailed information on population and demography is included in the following pages: 

If you have further enquiries regarding population statistics in Swansea, please contact us.

Recent Population Trends

Analysis of longer term demographic change in Swansea using the mid-year estimates of population.

Small area annual population estimates

Population estimates for small areas in Swansea are published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Population density

Statistics for Swansea and local geographies.

Household estimates

The most recent local statistics on households are from the 2021 Census.

Population and Household Projections

Population and Household Projections for Swansea (Welsh Government, 2018-based).