Manchester's population, ethnicity and migration
Here you can access data and intelligence relating to Manchester's population and its characteristics.
Key population statistics
- 2016 Mid Year Estimate of population shows Manchester's population to be 541,300 (Source: revised rounded estimate from 2016 MYE, Office for National Statistics, Crown copyright March 2018).
Accessing population data
Local level population data from the 2016 Mid Year Estimates, and 2011 census data on ethnicity, can be found in the Intelligence Hub, where you can view and download the data on a map and a chart.
A number of reports have been produced by the council relating to the population of manchester including current estimates of the count of the population by ward and sex, and future projections for population growth. This includes profiles of children and older people in Manchester.
There are also a number of reports relating to ethnic minority groups in manchester, and migration patterns.
External data and intelligence
The Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) - has also released 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.