Population statistics produced by the Office for National Statistics for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough as a whole can be found below.  To view these key statistics for smaller areas within the county (i.e. districts, wards and LSOAs) please use the Interactive Map and Population Reports pages. Both the Reports and the Maps are interactive so we would encourage you to have a play.

Cambridgeshire County Council produce and publish local population estimates and forecasts using their own methodology and local data sources.  District and ward level population and dwelling stock estimates and forecasts for Cambridge, East Cambridgeshire, Fenland, Huntingdonshire, South Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are produced, as well as parish level population and dwelling stock estimates.

The population figures below are provided by the Office for National Statistics and are obtained from Census data which is gathered every 10 years. The latest estimates below are based on the most recent Census of 2011. This report will soon be updated with data from Census 2021. In the meantime, you can find analysis of the Census 2021 first results and topic summaries for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough published on our Census 2021 page.

For local analysis and research on Cambridgeshire’s population, please see our document library which contains research products covering the 2011 Census, migration and local socio-demographic reports.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Population Overview Report: