Manchester City Council

The Council & democracy Population

Manchester's population, ethnicity and migration

Local level population data can be found in the Intelligence Hub Analysis Tool.

2016 Mid Year Estimate of population shows Manchester's population to be 541,300 (Source: rounded estimate from 2016 MYE, Office for National Statistics, Crown copyright)

Additional 2011 Census data for Manchester

A16. Ward map of Manchester

Manchester Factsheet (updated December 2016)  - Key statistics for Manchester from Government sources

Population Estimate Mid-2016 - Mid-Year Estimate (MYE) for age groups in Manchester; total MYE in Greater Manchester districts

Population Estimate Mid-2016 summary report - Estimated population of Manchester on 30 June 2016 was 541,263 (2017 MYE for city due end June 2018)

2016 Ward estimates - 2016 MYE by age group and sex (2017 MYE at ward level due Autumn 2018)

Internal Migration 2014-15 - Moves in and out of Manchester from the UK

Profile of Migration in Manchester, 2015  - Migration to and from Manchester from the UK and abroad

 Population projections (2014-based) for Manchester - Summary of 2014-based SNPP (2016-based SNPP due in 2018)

Ethnic minority groups, 2011 - Estimates using Census 2011 ward data

Profile of Children in Manchester, 2017 - Report on children aged 0 to16

Profile of Older people in Manchester, 2016 - Report on population aged 65 and over 

Ethnic groups by broad age and sex, 2011 - Census data on ethnic groups

Manchester's population historically to present  - Changing population from 1086

Ward density and population, 2016  - Ward population and density from 2016 MYE

Ward health population factsheets

Picture of Progress: Compendium of Statistics - Health data for Manchester

The Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) - age-profiler for any two combinations of areas and ethnic group, religion or national identity from the 2011 Census.

The Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) - briefing papers on issues relating to ethnicity from 2011 Census data.

The University of Manchester has introduced LinguaSnapp, a project to develop a multilingual landscape map of Manchester.


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