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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.

Sub-national population projections (2016-based)

In May 2018 the ONS published the 2016 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 2016-2041.

These latest projections suggest that the population of South Gloucestershire will rise to 335,200 in 2041, a 21.1% increase on the 2016 baseline (276,700).

Further information is available in this briefing note: South Gloucestershire 2016-Based Population Projections

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

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