The population of Cumbria is 500,821 according to mid-2021 population figures published by the ONS. Cumbria's population growth rate between mid-2020 and mid-2021 was 0.0% per year. Cumbria covers an area of 6,767 square kilometres (2,613 square miles) and has a population density of 74 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2021.
According to the latest 2021 census, the population in Cumbria is predominantly white (98%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 2% of the population.
The median average age in Cumbria in 2021 was 48.0, with over 18s representing 85.2% of the population. The sex ratio was 97.0 males to every 100 females. Compare average age by area.
In 2021, the urban population of Cumbria was approximately 232,039 or 46%, while the rural population was around 267,819 or 54%.
The largest religious group in Cumbria is Christians who account for 57% of the population.
English is spoken as the main language by 97.9% of people in Cumbria, and spoken either well or very well by 2% of the population. 0.3% reported having poor English language skills.
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The population of Cumbria is 500,821 according to mid-2021 population figures published by the ONS. In the year between mid-2020 and mid-2021, the population in Cumbria grew by an estimated 1,040 people, and in the ten years before mid-2021, the population grew by .
Cumbria's population growth rate between mid-2020 and mid-2021 was 0.0%, which is 0.1% lower than the average population growth rate in Cumbria for the ten years before mid-2021 (0.0%).
Cumbria covers an area of 6,767 square kilometres (2,613 square miles) and has a population density of 74 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2021. That figure has by people per km2 over the past decade.
According to mid-year population estimates published by the ONS in 2019, males account for 49.2% of Cumbria's 500,821 population, while females made up 50.8% of the total.
The sex ratio (the number of males for each female in a population) was 96.992 males to every 100 females in 2021. In England as a whole, the gender ratio was 96 males to every 100 females in 2021.
Age statistics collected by the ONS show the adult population of Cumbria, that is how many people there are over the age of 18, is 426,478.
Cumbria's age structure shows the working-age population to be 304,231 which is 60.7% of the population. People under the age of 16 represent 14.8% of the population, and over 65s represent 24.4% of the population. The percentage of the population that is of working-age has decreased over the last 10 years from to .
Cumbria's age pyramid shows how the population is distributed by age and gender.
The median average age of someone in Cumbria was 48.0 years in 2019.
Of the Cumbria population over the age of 90, girls outnumber boys by 2.2 to 1.
The life expectancy of someone born today in Cumbria is 81 years. Split by gender, a girl born today in Cumbria has a life expectancy of 83 years, and a boy has a life expectancy of 79 years. Compare life expectancy by area.
As a comparison, in England as a whole, current life expectancy at birth is 81 years, for females that rises to 83 years and for males it falls to 79 years.
The life expectancy for someone born in Cumbria has risen by 2 years over the past decade, from a life expectancy of 79 years to a life expectancy of 81 years. In England as a whole, life expectancies have risen by 3 years.
According to the latest 2021 census, the population in Cumbria is predominantly white (97.6%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 2.4% of the population.
Asian people were the largest minority group in Cumbria accounting for 1.0% of the population.
1,195 or 0% of the Cumbria population are black according to the latest 2021 census.
In England more broadly the portion of the population that is white is 81%. 10% are Asian and 4% are Black.
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').
Cumbria House Prices
According to the latest 2021 census, the most populous religious group within Cumbria is Christians, accounting for 57.0% of the population.
Cumbria has a Muslim population of 2,186 which is 0.4% of the population.
Compared to England as a whole, in England circa 46% of the population is Christian, 7% 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.
Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0. Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2023. Data sources: ONS Local statistics