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Population and demographics

Mid-year population estimates (2018)

Each year the Office for National Statistics (ONS) publish mid-year population estimates. They are the government’s official population estimates and are used locally by the council and its partners for a wide range of purposes. The population of South Gloucestershire for mid-2018 (published on 26 June 2019) is estimated to be 282,600.

A briefing note about the mid-2018 estimates for South Gloucestershire is available alongside. Additionally, the interactive report below enables you to explore the data for South Gloucestershire and the wider West of England region.

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Small area population estimates (2018)

Population estimates for small areas in South Gloucestershire are published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). A briefing note about the 2018 population estimates (the latest available data) for the 28 wards in South Gloucestershire is available here. A note showing the information for the 72 settlements and community areas is available to download.

Sub-national population projections (2018-based)

In March 2020 the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published the 2018 based sub-national population projections for local authorities in England, which give an indication of future trends in population for the 25 year period from 2018-2043.

These latest projections suggest that the population of South Gloucestershire will rise to 354,300 in 2043, a 25.3% increase on the 2018 baseline (282,600).

Further information is available in this briefing note.

If you have any further enquiries regarding population estimates and population projections for South Gloucestershire, please contact us.

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