Our population

This table looks at:

  • How many people live in Leicester & Leicestershire
  • The age structure
  • How the population structure is different to the national picture

The data contained in the table below is taken from Census 2011.

Population (Age)

Leicester City Leicestershire County LLEP England
Total Population 329800 650,500 980,300 53,012,500
Under 15 (number) 65200 109,300 174,500 10,022,800
15 to 64 227,400 425,800 653,100 34,329,100
Over 64 37,200 115,400 152,700 8,660,500
Under 15 (%) 20 17 18 19
15 to 64 69 65 67 65
Over 64 11 18 16 16

As data from the Census is from 2011 the table below provides ONS Population Estimates for 2016.  The table also demonstrates the share of the population who are of working age.

Area Total Aged 16 – 64
number % number %
Leicester 349,500 100 233,600 66.8
Leicestershire 680,500 100 423,000 62.2
LLEP Area 1,030,000 100 656,600 63.7
England 55,268,100 100 34,856,100 63.1