The population of Manchester is 555,741 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Manchester's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.5% per year. Manchester covers an area of 116 square kilometres (45 square miles) and has a population density of 4,805 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020.
According to the latest 2011 census, the population in Manchester is predominantly white (67%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 33% of the population.
The median average age in Manchester in 2019 was 30.1, with over 18s representing 79.8% of the population. The sex ratio was 102.9 males to every 100 females. Compare average age by area.
In 2011, the urban population of Manchester was approximately 503,024 or 100%, while the rural population was around 103 or 0%.
The largest religious group in Manchester is Christians who account for 49% of the population.
English is spoken as the main language by 83.4% of people in Manchester, and spoken either well or very well by 13% of the remaining population. 2.9% reported having poor English language skills, and the remaining 0.6% spoke no English at all.
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The population of Manchester is 555,741 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Manchester grew by an estimated 2,883 people, and in the ten years before mid-2020, the population grew by 52,839.
Manchester's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.5%, which is 0.6% lower than the average population growth rate in Manchester for the ten years before mid-2020 (1.1%).
Manchester covers an area of 116 square kilometres (45 square miles) and has a population density of 4,805 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 457 people per km2 over the past decade.
According to mid-year population estimates published by the ONS in 2019, males account for 50.7% of Manchester's 555,741 population, while females made up 49.3% of the total.
The sex ratio (the number of males for each female in a population) was 102.912 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 Manchester, that is how many people there are over the age of 18, is 443,210.
Manchester's age structure shows the working-age population to be 391,653 which is 70.5% of the population. People under the age of 16 represent 20.2% of the population, and over 65s represent 9.3% of the population. The percentage of the population that is of working-age has decreased over the last 10 years from 71.1% to 64.3%.
Manchester's age pyramid shows how the population is distributed by age and gender.
The median average age of someone in Manchester was 30.1 years in 2019. Split by gender, the average female age is 30.1 years, and the average male is 30.1 years.
Of the Manchester population over the age of 90, girls outnumber boys by 2.4 to 1.
According to the latest 2011 census, the population in Manchester is predominantly white (66.6%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 33.4% of the population.
Asian people were the largest minority group in Manchester accounting for 17.1% of the population.
43,484 or 9% of the Manchester 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.
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 Manchester were 3.4 in 2012 and 3.0 in 2021. In the rest of England levels of Anxiety are currently 3.1.
Reported levels of Happiness in 2021 were 7.5, and 7.0 in 2012. In England, the average happiness indicator is currently 7.5. Of the 363 areas in England, Manchester is the 220 th happiest area in England.
Life satisfaction scores for 2021 are 7.5 and were 7.3 in 2012. For the feeling that things done in life are worthwhile the 2021 level is 7.8 and was 7.4 in 2012.
According to the latest 2011 census, the most populous religious group within Manchester is Christians, accounting for 48.7% of the population.
Manchester has a Muslim population of 79,496 which is 14.3% 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.
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