Shropshire's population has risen from 283,173 in 2001 to 306,100 in 2011 . This is an increase of 8% .
Nationally (England and Wales) the population is 56,075,900.. This is an increase of 7.9% since 2001 when the population was 49,138,831 for England and Wales.
The Population density in Shropshire is 0.96 persons per hectare compared to 4.06 in England as a whole.
The male population is 151,600 49.5% of the population.
The female population is 154,500 50.5% of the population.
The number of older people living in Shropshire is 63,400 . This has risen from 51,192 in 2001, a 24.0% rise compared to 10.9% in England and Wales.
The number of people aged 85 and over has increased by 35% from 6,211 in 2001 to 8,400 in 2011. This is compared to a 24% rise in England and Wales.
The number of children under the age of five living in Shropshire is 15,700 . This has risen by 3.2% from 15,206 in 2001. This is compared to a 13.0% rise in England and Wales.
In contrast, the number of children aged 0-14 has decreased by 2.2% from 50,328 in 2001 to 49,200 in 2011. This compares to a 0.3% decline in the region and a 0.7% increase in England and Wales.
There were 129,700 households in Shropshire in 2011, compared to 117,301 in 2001. This is an 11% increase compared to an 8% increase in England and Wales.
The next release of data will be December 2012 .