Population

125,063

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Major ethnic

82% White

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Area type

Non-metropolitan District

Population Density

3,073

Population growth

0.2%

Gender ratio

1.06 male to female

english main language

83%

birth rate

10.5

death rate

6.7

Major religion

47% Other

Urbanisation

100%

The **population of Cambridge is 125,063** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Cambridge's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.2% per year. Cambridge covers an area of 41 square kilometres (16 square miles) and has a population density of 3,073 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020.

According to the latest 2011 census, the population in Cambridge is predominantly white (82%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 18% of the population.

The median average age in Cambridge in 2019 was 30.6, with over 18s representing 82.4% of the population. The sex ratio was 106.2 males to every 100 females. Compare average age by area.

In 2011, the urban population of Cambridge was approximately 123,508 or 100%, while the rural population was around 359 or 0%.

The largest religious group in Cambridge is Others who account for 47% of the population.

English is spoken as the main language by 82.8% of people in Cambridge, and spoken either well or very well by 16% of the remaining population. 1.4% reported having poor English language skills, and the remaining 0.2% spoke no English at all.

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The **population of Cambridge is 125,063** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Cambridge grew by an estimated 265 people, and in the ten years before mid-2020, the population grew by 2,338.

Cambridge's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.2%, which is 0.0% higher than the average population growth rate in Cambridge for the ten years before mid-2020 (0.2%).

Cambridge covers an area of 41 square kilometres (16 square miles) and has a population density of 3,073 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 57 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

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According to mid-year population estimates published by the ONS in 2019, males account for 51.5% of Cambridge's 125,063 population, while females made up 48.5% of the total.

The sex ratio (the number of males for each female in a population) was 106.165 males to every 100 females in 2011. In England as a whole, the gender ratio was 98 males to every 100 females in 2011.

Age statistics collected by the ONS show the adult population of Cambridge, that is how many people there are over the age of 18, is 102,992.

Cambridge's age structure shows the working-age population to be 86,344 which is 69.0% of the population. People under the age of 16 represent 17.6% of the population, and over 65s represent 13.3% of the population. The percentage of the population that is of working-age has decreased over the last 10 years from 73.6% to 72.2%.

Cambridge's age pyramid shows how the population is distributed by age and gender.

The median average age of someone in Cambridge was 30.6 years in 2019. Split by gender, the average female age is 31.8 years, and the average male is 29.5 years.

Of the Cambridge population over the age of 90, girls outnumber boys by 2.1 to 1.

Age | Male | Female | Total |
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00-01 | 79.8 | 84.4 | 82.1 |

01-04 | 79.3 | 83.6 | 81.4 |

05-09 | 75.4 | 79.6 | 77.5 |

10-14 | 70.4 | 74.6 | 72.5 |

15-19 | 65.5 | 69.6 | 67.6 |

20-24 | 60.5 | 64.7 | 62.6 |

25-29 | 55.6 | 59.7 | 57.7 |

30-34 | 50.7 | 54.8 | 52.8 |

35-39 | 45.8 | 49.8 | 47.8 |

40-44 | 41.0 | 44.9 | 43.0 |

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According to the latest 2011 census, the population in Cambridge is predominantly white (82.5%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 17.5% of the population.

Asian people were the largest minority group in Cambridge accounting for 11.0% of the population.

2,097 or 2% of the Cambridge population are black according to the latest 2011 census.

In England more broadly the portion of the population that is white is 85.4%. 7.8% are Asian and 3.5% are Black.

**White**- 102,096 people or 82.5%**Asian**- 13,618 people or 11.0%**Mixed**- 3,944 people or 3.2%**Black**- 2,097 people or 1.7%**Other**- 2,003 people or 1.6%

Estimates of personal wellbeing in the UK are published by the ONS annually, with scores for anxiety, happiness, life satisfaction, and feeling that life is worthwhile. Overall scores are based on surveying a representative sample of the population and are scored out of 10 (.e.g for happiness 0 is 'not at all happy' and 10 is 'completely happy').

Levels of reported Anxiety in Cambridge were 3.0 in 2012 and 3.3 in 2021. In the rest of England levels of Anxiety are currently 3.1.

Reported levels of Happiness in 2021 were 7.2, and 7.4 in 2012. In England, the average happiness indicator is currently 7.5. Of the 363 areas in England, Cambridge is the 343 rd happiest area in England.

Life satisfaction scores for 2021 are 7.5 and were 7.2 in 2012. For the feeling that things done in life are worthwhile the 2021 level is 7.6 and was 7.6 in 2012.

Average salary

£46,879

Cambridge Salary

Average property price

£540,216

Cambridge House Prices

Crime rate (per 1,000 people)

98

Cambridge Crime

According to the latest 2011 census, the most populous religious group within Cambridge is Others, accounting for 47.4% of the population.

Cambridge has a Muslim population of 4,897 which is 3.9% of the population.

Compared to England as a whole, in England circa 59% of the population is Christian, 5% is Muslim, 2% is Hindu, and Buddhists, Sikhs and Jews each is around 1%. The remainder is split between people with no religion and those who decided not to identify a religion.

**Christian**- 55,465 people or 44.8%**Buddhist**- 1,572 people or 1.3%**Hindu**- 2,056 people or 1.7%**Jewish**- 869 people or 0.7%**Muslim**- 4,893 people or 4.0%**Sikh**- 213 people or 0.2%**Other**- 58,690 people or 47.4%

Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0. Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2021. Data sources: ONS Local statistics