Population

53,732

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Life expectancy

81 years

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Major ethnic

95% White

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Area type

Non-metropolitan District

Population Density

41

Population growth

0.0%

Gender ratio

1.16 male to female

english main language

97%

birth rate

7.6

death rate

10.7

Major religion

69% Christian

Urbanisation

23%

The **population of Richmondshire is 53,732** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Richmondshire's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.0% per year. Richmondshire covers an area of 1,319 square kilometres (509 square miles) and has a population density of 41 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 Richmondshire is predominantly white (95%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 5% of the population.

The median average age in Richmondshire in 2019 was 43.6, with over 18s representing 83.8% of the population. The sex ratio was 115.6 males to every 100 females. Compare average age by area.

In 2011, the urban population of Richmondshire was approximately 11,804 or 23%, while the rural population was around 40,161 or 77%.

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

English is spoken as the main language by 96.6% of people in Richmondshire, and spoken either well or very well by 3% of the remaining population. 0.4% reported having poor English language skills, and the remaining 0.1% spoke no English at all.

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The **population of Richmondshire is 53,732** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Richmondshire grew by an estimated 2 people, and in the ten years before mid-2020, the population grew by 445.

Richmondshire's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.0%, which is 0.1% lower than the average population growth rate in Richmondshire for the ten years before mid-2020 (0.1%).

Richmondshire covers an area of 1,319 square kilometres (509 square miles) and has a population density of 41 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 0 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

According to mid-year population estimates published by the ONS in 2019, males account for 53.6% of Richmondshire's 53,732 population, while females made up 46.4% of the total.

The sex ratio (the number of males for each female in a population) was 115.645 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 Richmondshire, that is how many people there are over the age of 18, is 45,028.

Richmondshire's age structure shows the working-age population to be 33,338 which is 62.0% of the population. People under the age of 16 represent 16.2% of the population, and over 65s represent 21.8% of the population. The percentage of the population that is of working-age has decreased over the last 10 years from 65.4% to 64.9%.

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

The median average age of someone in Richmondshire was 43.6 years in 2019. Split by gender, the average female age is 48.1 years, and the average male is 39.8 years.

Of the Richmondshire population over the age of 90, girls outnumber boys by 1.7 to 1.

The life expectancy of someone born today in Richmondshire is 81 years. Split by gender, a girl born today in Richmondshire has a life expectancy of 83 years, and a boy has a life expectancy of 80 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 Richmondshire has risen by 2 years over the past decade, from a life expectancy of 80 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 | 80.1 | 83.0 | 81.6 |

01-04 | 79.6 | 82.0 | 80.8 |

05-09 | 75.8 | 78.0 | 76.9 |

10-14 | 70.8 | 73.0 | 71.9 |

15-19 | 65.9 | 68.0 | 67.0 |

20-24 | 61.0 | 63.1 | 62.1 |

25-29 | 56.1 | 58.3 | 57.2 |

30-34 | 51.2 | 53.4 | 52.3 |

35-39 | 46.4 | 48.5 | 47.5 |

40-44 | 41.6 | 43.6 | 42.6 |

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According to the latest 2011 census, the population in Richmondshire is predominantly white (95.4%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 4.6% of the population.

Asian people were the largest minority group in Richmondshire accounting for 2.4% of the population.

496 or 1% of the Richmondshire 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**- 49,537 people or 95.4%**Asian**- 1,247 people or 2.4%**Mixed**- 502 people or 1.0%**Black**- 496 people or 1.0%**Other**- 164 people or 0.3%

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').

Reported levels of Happiness in 2021 were 8.4, and 7.3 in 2012. In England, the average happiness indicator is currently 7.5. Of the 363 areas in England, Richmondshire is the 1 st happiest area in England.

Life satisfaction scores for 2021 are 8.2 and were 7.4 in 2012. For the feeling that things done in life are worthwhile the 2021 level is 8.1 and was 7.9 in 2012.

Average salary

£35,111

Richmondshire Salary

Average property price

£275,506

Richmondshire House Prices

According to the latest 2011 census, the most populous religious group within Richmondshire is Christians, accounting for 69.4% of the population.

Richmondshire has a Muslim population of 130 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**- 36,044 people or 69.4%**Buddhist**- 373 people or 0.7%**Hindu**- 513 people or 1.0%**Muslim**- 130 people or 0.3%**Other**- 14,887 people or 28.7%

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