Shropshire Council

Mid-year estimates

The 2019 mid-year population estimates published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), estimate that there are 323,136 people living in Shropshire (160,155 males and 162,981 females). This represents an estimated population growth of 5.56% since 2011.

Shropshire is a sparsely populated and predominantly rural county, with just one person per hectare. The total area of Shropshire is 319,736 hectares, or 1,235 square miles. This compares with 4.27 persons per hectare nationally.

The 2019 mid-year population estimates were published on the 25th June 2020. Further information is available from the ONS 2019 Population Analysis Tool.  

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have prepared the 2016 Based Sub-National Household Projections for the Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government (DHCLG) Summary analysis for Shropshire is available on the Information, Intelligence and Insight web pages.

Stage 1 household projections were published on the 20th September 2018 and Stage 2 projections were published on the 3rd of December 2018. The data and ONS analysis are available using the following link