First results from the 2011 Census show a significant increase in the population of Calderdale.
The population of Calderdale is 203,800 according to figures released on 16 July by the Office for National Statistics.
There were 104,200 females and 99,600 males resident in Calderdale on Census day, 27 March 2011.
Comparison with the 2001 Census shows there has been a significant increase in the district’s population over the past ten years - about 11,400 people or 5.9%. The population of West Yorkshire has risen by 7.1% and for England and Wales the population has also increased by 7.1%.
The male population of Calderdale has increased by 7.1%, compared with an increase of 4.8% for the female population.
The overall number of pensioners (65+) in the district has risen by 8% to 32,400 compared with the number aged 65+ in 2001, and the working age population (15 to 64) has also increased by 8%, to 133,900. However, the number of children and young people (0 to 14) has fallen by 2.5%, to 37,500.
There has been an increase of 9.5% in the number of households in the district, to 88,600. This is a larger rise than that for England and Wales (7.9%) and West Yorkshire (8.0%).
These are the first results from the Census. A wealth of further information, by district and ward, has been released and is available from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) website: Census 2011|
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