Population

72,422

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Major ethnic

99% White

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Area type

Non-metropolitan District

Population Density

91

Population growth

0.1%

Gender ratio

0.97 male to female

english main language

99%

birth rate

6.6

death rate

11.9

Major religion

69% Christian

Urbanisation

21%

The **population of Derbyshire Dales is 72,422** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Derbyshire Dales's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.1% per year. Derbyshire Dales covers an area of 792 square kilometres (306 square miles) and has a population density of 91 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 Derbyshire Dales is predominantly white (99%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 1% of the population.

The median average age in Derbyshire Dales in 2019 was 51.1, with over 18s representing 85.3% of the population. The sex ratio was 97.1 males to every 100 females. Compare average age by area.

In 2011, the urban population of Derbyshire Dales was approximately 14,956 or 21%, while the rural population was around 56,160 or 79%.

The largest religious group in Derbyshire Dales is Christians who account for 69% of the population.

English is spoken as the main language by 99.0% of people in Derbyshire Dales, and spoken either well or very well by 1% of the remaining population. 0.1% reported having poor English language skills.

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The **population of Derbyshire Dales is 72,422** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Derbyshire Dales grew by an estimated 97 people, and in the ten years before mid-2020, the population grew by 1,318.

Derbyshire Dales's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.1%, which is 0.1% lower than the average population growth rate in Derbyshire Dales for the ten years before mid-2020 (0.2%).

Derbyshire Dales covers an area of 792 square kilometres (306 square miles) and has a population density of 91 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 2 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

According to mid-year population estimates published by the ONS in 2019, males account for 49.3% of Derbyshire Dales's 72,422 population, while females made up 50.7% of the total.

The sex ratio (the number of males for each female in a population) was 97.141 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 Derbyshire Dales, that is how many people there are over the age of 18, is 61,763.

Derbyshire Dales's age structure shows the working-age population to be 41,837 which is 57.8% of the population. People under the age of 16 represent 14.7% of the population, and over 65s represent 27.5% of the population. The percentage of the population that is of working-age has decreased over the last 10 years from 61.1% to 59.9%.

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

The median average age of someone in Derbyshire Dales was 51.1 years in 2019. Split by gender, the average female age is 51.9 years, and the average male is 50.3 years.

Of the Derbyshire Dales population over the age of 90, girls outnumber boys by 2.4 to 1.

Age | Male | Female | Total |
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00-01 | 80.9 | 84.2 | 82.6 |

01-04 | 80.1 | 83.4 | 81.8 |

05-09 | 76.3 | 79.6 | 77.9 |

10-14 | 71.5 | 74.6 | 73.1 |

15-19 | 66.6 | 69.6 | 68.1 |

20-24 | 61.6 | 64.7 | 63.2 |

25-29 | 56.7 | 59.7 | 58.2 |

30-34 | 51.8 | 54.8 | 53.3 |

35-39 | 46.9 | 49.8 | 48.3 |

40-44 | 42.0 | 45.0 | 43.5 |

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According to the latest 2011 census, the population in Derbyshire Dales is predominantly white (98.6%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 1.4% of the population.

Mixed people were the largest minority group in Derbyshire Dales accounting for 0.7% of the population.

87 or 0% of the Derbyshire Dales 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**- 70,102 people or 98.6%**Mixed**- 466 people or 0.7%**Asian**- 398 people or 0.6%**Black**- 87 people or 0.1%**Other**- 48 people or 0.1%

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 Derbyshire Dales were 2.8 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 7.5 in 2012. In England, the average happiness indicator is currently 7.5. Of the 363 areas in England, Derbyshire Dales is the 338 th happiest area in England.

Life satisfaction scores for 2021 are 7.5 and were 7.5 in 2012. For the feeling that things done in life are worthwhile the 2021 level is 7.6 and was 7.7 in 2012.

Average salary

£32,152

Derbyshire Dales Salary

Average property price

£338,208

Derbyshire Dales House Prices

Crime rate (per 1,000 people)

43

Derbyshire Dales Crime

According to the latest 2011 census, the most populous religious group within Derbyshire Dales is Christians, accounting for 68.7% of the population.

Derbyshire Dales has a Muslim population of 142 which is 0.2% 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**- 48,859 people or 68.7%**Buddhist**- 164 people or 0.2%**Muslim**- 142 people or 0.2%**Other**- 21,936 people or 30.9%

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