Population

102,080

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Life expectancy

81 years

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Major ethnic

97% White

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Area type

Non-metropolitan District

Population Density

187

Population growth

Gender ratio

0.98 male to female

english main language

94%

birth rate

10.3

death rate

13.3

Major religion

66% Christian

Urbanisation

77%

The **population of Fenland is 102,080** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Fenland's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was per year. Fenland covers an area of 546 square kilometres (211 square miles) and has a population density of 187 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 Fenland is predominantly white (97%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 3% of the population.

The median average age in Fenland in 2019 was 45.0, with over 18s representing 82.2% of the population. The sex ratio was 98.2 males to every 100 females. Compare average age by area.

In 2011, the urban population of Fenland was approximately 72,897 or 77%, while the rural population was around 22,365 or 23%.

The largest religious group in Fenland is Christians who account for 66% of the population.

English is spoken as the main language by 94.1% of people in Fenland, and spoken either well or very well by 4% of the remaining population. 1.8% reported having poor English language skills, and the remaining 0.3% spoke no English at all.

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The **population of Fenland is 102,080** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Fenland grew by an estimated people, and in the ten years before mid-2020, the population grew by .

Fenland's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was , which is

Fenland covers an area of 546 square kilometres (211 square miles) and has a population density of 187 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has by people per km^{2} over the past decade.

According to mid-year population estimates published by the ONS in 2019, males account for 49.6% of Fenland's 102,080 population, while females made up 50.4% of the total.

The sex ratio (the number of males for each female in a population) was 98.244 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 Fenland, that is how many people there are over the age of 18, is 83,862.

Fenland's age structure shows the working-age population to be 60,105 which is 58.9% of the population. People under the age of 16 represent 17.8% of the population, and over 65s represent 23.3% of the population. The percentage of the population that is of working-age has decreased over the last 10 years from 62.0% to 58.0%.

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

The median average age of someone in Fenland was 45.0 years in 2019. Split by gender, the average female age is 46.2 years, and the average male is 43.7 years.

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

The life expectancy of someone born today in Fenland is 81 years. Split by gender, a girl born today in Fenland 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 Fenland has risen by 3 years over the past decade, from a life expectancy of 78 years to a life expectancy of 81 years. In England as a whole, life expectancies have risen by 3 years.

Age | Male | Female | Total |
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00-01 | 78.9 | 82.7 | 80.8 |

01-04 | 78.3 | 82.0 | 80.2 |

05-09 | 74.3 | 78.0 | 76.2 |

10-14 | 69.3 | 73.0 | 71.2 |

15-19 | 64.3 | 68.1 | 66.2 |

20-24 | 59.5 | 63.1 | 61.3 |

25-29 | 54.7 | 58.1 | 56.4 |

30-34 | 49.9 | 53.2 | 51.6 |

35-39 | 45.1 | 48.3 | 46.7 |

40-44 | 40.4 | 43.5 | 42.0 |

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According to the latest 2011 census, the population in Fenland is predominantly white (97.2%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 2.8% of the population.

Asian people were the largest minority group in Fenland accounting for 1.1% of the population.

497 or 1% of the Fenland 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**- 92,164 people or 97.2%**Asian**- 1,075 people or 1.1%**Mixed**- 901 people or 1.0%**Black**- 497 people or 0.5%**Other**- 158 people or 0.2%

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 Fenland were 2.6 in 2012 and 2.8 in 2021. In the rest of England levels of Anxiety are currently 3.1.

Reported levels of Happiness in 2021 were 7.4, and 6.9 in 2012. In England, the average happiness indicator is currently 7.5. Of the 363 areas in England, Fenland is the 270 th happiest area in England.

Life satisfaction scores for 2021 are 7.6 and were 7.2 in 2012. For the feeling that things done in life are worthwhile the 2021 level is 8.2 and was 7.2 in 2012.

Average salary

£31,254

Fenland Salary

Average property price

£235,608

Fenland House Prices

Crime rate (per 1,000 people)

70

Fenland Crime

According to the latest 2011 census, the most populous religious group within Fenland is Christians, accounting for 66.4% of the population.

Fenland has a Muslim population of 395 which is 0.4% 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**- 62,932 people or 66.4%**Buddhist**- 181 people or 0.2%**Hindu**- 192 people or 0.2%**Jewish**- 107 people or 0.1%**Muslim**- 393 people or 0.4%**Sikh**- 112 people or 0.1%**Other**- 30,877 people or 32.6%

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