Population

264,984

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Major ethnic

94% White

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Area type

Metropolitan District

Population Density

925

Population growth

Gender ratio

0.97 male to female

english main language

97%

birth rate

10.4

death rate

12.3

Major religion

66% Christian

Urbanisation

90%

The **population of Rotherham is 264,984** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Rotherham's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was per year. Rotherham covers an area of 287 square kilometres (111 square miles) and has a population density of 925 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 Rotherham is predominantly white (94%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 6% of the population.

The median average age in Rotherham in 2019 was 41.9, with over 18s representing 80.6% of the population. The sex ratio was 96.8 males to every 100 females. Compare average age by area.

In 2011, the urban population of Rotherham was approximately 231,177 or 90%, while the rural population was around 26,103 or 10%.

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

English is spoken as the main language by 96.6% of people in Rotherham, and spoken either well or very well by 2% of the remaining population. 0.9% reported having poor English language skills, and the remaining 0.2% spoke no English at all.

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The **population of Rotherham is 264,984** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Rotherham grew by an estimated people, and in the ten years before mid-2020, the population grew by .

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

Rotherham covers an area of 287 square kilometres (111 square miles) and has a population density of 925 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 49.2% of Rotherham's 264,984 population, while females made up 50.8% of the total.

The sex ratio (the number of males for each female in a population) was 96.824 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 Rotherham, that is how many people there are over the age of 18, is 213,550.

Rotherham's age structure shows the working-age population to be 161,162 which is 60.8% of the population. People under the age of 16 represent 19.4% of the population, and over 65s represent 19.8% of the population. The percentage of the population that is of working-age has decreased over the last 10 years from 63.3% to 61.6%.

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

The median average age of someone in Rotherham was 41.9 years in 2019. Split by gender, the average female age is 42.7 years, and the average male is 41.0 years.

Of the Rotherham population over the age of 90, girls outnumber boys by 2.5 to 1.

Age | Male | Female | Total |
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00-01 | 77.9 | 81.6 | 79.8 |

01-04 | 77.4 | 81.0 | 79.2 |

05-09 | 73.4 | 77.0 | 75.2 |

10-14 | 68.4 | 72.0 | 70.2 |

15-19 | 63.4 | 67.1 | 65.3 |

20-24 | 58.6 | 62.1 | 60.4 |

25-29 | 53.7 | 57.2 | 55.5 |

30-34 | 48.9 | 52.3 | 50.6 |

35-39 | 44.1 | 47.5 | 45.8 |

40-44 | 39.3 | 42.7 | 41.0 |

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According to the latest 2011 census, the population in Rotherham is predominantly white (93.6%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 6.4% of the population.

Asian people were the largest minority group in Rotherham accounting for 4.1% of the population.

2,112 or 1% of the Rotherham 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**- 240,632 people or 93.6%**Asian**- 10,551 people or 4.1%**Mixed**- 2,551 people or 1.0%**Black**- 2,112 people or 0.8%**Other**- 1,308 people or 0.5%

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 Rotherham 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 7.4, and 7.1 in 2012. In England, the average happiness indicator is currently 7.5. Of the 363 areas in England, Rotherham is the 237 th happiest area in England.

Life satisfaction scores for 2021 are 7.6 and were 7.3 in 2012. For the feeling that things done in life are worthwhile the 2021 level is 8.1 and was 7.6 in 2012.

Average salary

£34,547

Rotherham Salary

Average property price

£179,544

Rotherham House Prices

Crime rate (per 1,000 people)

89

Rotherham Crime

According to the latest 2011 census, the most populous religious group within Rotherham is Christians, accounting for 66.5% of the population.

Rotherham has a Muslim population of 9,614 which is 3.6% 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**- 170,984 people or 66.5%**Buddhist**- 401 people or 0.2%**Hindu**- 433 people or 0.2%**Muslim**- 9,609 people or 3.7%**Sikh**- 293 people or 0.1%**Other**- 75,434 people or 29.3%

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