Results from the 2011 census showed that there were 306,100 people living in Shropshire: 151,600 (49.5%) men and 154,500 (50.5%) women. The 2018 mid-year population estimates published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), estimate that there are 320,300 people living in Shropshire (158,800 males and 161,400 females). Please note these figures have been rounded to the nearest hundred as they are estimates of population and should not be interpreted as a count of population.
The 2011 census also showed that Shropshire has a higher percentage of over 65 year olds than the national average. Conversely the rate of under 25 year olds is lower than average.
Shropshire experienced an 8% growth in population between 2001 and 2011.
For more information, please take a look at the information sheets on this page. You may also find the profile information on the People and identity page useful. Key population facts and figures for Shropshire can be found in our population snapshot. Shropshire's population is always changing, and the snapshot pulls together various sets of information using current and historic data to try and provide a picture of how we once were, how we look now and how we may look in the future as a county.