Population

Population

Key statistics relating to Cambridgeshire’s Population 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 click on the ‘Maps’ and ‘Reports’ options above. Both the Reports and the Maps are interactive so we would encourage you to have a play.

Please note that Cambridgeshire County Council also produce and publish local population estimates and forecasts  using their own methodology and local data sources.  You can find district level populations for Cambridge, East Cambridgeshire, Fenland, Huntingdonshire, South Cambridgeshire and Peterborough as well as ward level data.  These local forecasts can be downloaded directly from our Open Data Portal

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.

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:

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
This report looks at the age, gender and ethnic makeup of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Source Abbreviation:
ONS* = values aggregated from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) small area population estimates.

Population Estimates

847,151

 
Total population estimate (2017)


Source: ONS*
423,716
(50%)

male estimate population
 (2017)

Source: ONS*
423,435
(50%)

female estimate population

(2017)
 
Source: ONS*
#color:0xD1D0D5 England  85 and over: 2.4% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  80 - 84: 2.5% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  75 - 79: 3.3% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  70 - 74: 4.7% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  65 - 69: 5.2% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  60 - 64: 5.4% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  55 - 59: 6.3% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  50 - 54: 7.0% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  45 - 49: 6.9% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  40 - 44: 6.2% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  35 - 39: 6.6% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  30 - 34: 6.8% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  25 - 29: 6.9% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  20 - 24: 6.3% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  15 - 19: 5.6% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  10 - 14: 5.7% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  5 - 9: 6.3% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  0 - 4: 6.1% #color:0x827676 East of England  85 and over: 2.7% #color:0x827676 East of England  80 - 84: 2.7% #color:0x827676 East of England  75 - 79: 3.5% #color:0x827676 East of England  70 - 74: 5.1% #color:0x827676 East of England  65 - 69: 5.5% #color:0x827676 East of England  60 - 64: 5.5% #color:0x827676 East of England  55 - 59: 6.4% #color:0x827676 East of England  50 - 54: 7.2% #color:0x827676 East of England  45 - 49: 7.0% #color:0x827676 East of England  40 - 44: 6.3% #color:0x827676 East of England  35 - 39: 6.4% #color:0x827676 East of England  30 - 34: 6.3% #color:0x827676 East of England  25 - 29: 6.2% #color:0x827676 East of England  20 - 24: 5.6% #color:0x827676 East of England  15 - 19: 5.5% #color:0x827676 East of England  10 - 14: 5.7% #color:0x827676 East of England  5 - 9: 6.4% #color:0x827676 East of England  0 - 4: 6.1% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  85 and over: 2.4% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  80 - 84: 2.5% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  75 - 79: 3.3% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  70 - 74: 4.7% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  65 - 69: 5.2% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  60 - 64: 5.4% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  55 - 59: 6.3% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  50 - 54: 7.0% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  45 - 49: 6.9% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  40 - 44: 6.2% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  35 - 39: 6.6% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  30 - 34: 6.8% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  25 - 29: 6.9% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  20 - 24: 6.3% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  15 - 19: 5.6% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  10 - 14: 5.7% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  5 - 9: 6.3% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  0 - 4: 6.1% #color:0x827676 East of England  85 and over: 2.7% #color:0x827676 East of England  80 - 84: 2.7% #color:0x827676 East of England  75 - 79: 3.5% #color:0x827676 East of England  70 - 74: 5.1% #color:0x827676 East of England  65 - 69: 5.5% #color:0x827676 East of England  60 - 64: 5.5% #color:0x827676 East of England  55 - 59: 6.4% #color:0x827676 East of England  50 - 54: 7.2% #color:0x827676 East of England  45 - 49: 7.0% #color:0x827676 East of England  40 - 44: 6.3% #color:0x827676 East of England  35 - 39: 6.4% #color:0x827676 East of England  30 - 34: 6.3% #color:0x827676 East of England  25 - 29: 6.2% #color:0x827676 East of England  20 - 24: 5.6% #color:0x827676 East of England  15 - 19: 5.5% #color:0x827676 East of England  10 - 14: 5.7% #color:0x827676 East of England  5 - 9: 6.4% #color:0x827676 East of England  0 - 4: 6.1% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  85 and over: 2.4% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  80 - 84: 2.4% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  75 - 79: 3.1% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  70 - 74: 4.6% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  65 - 69: 5.1% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  60 - 64: 5.3% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  55 - 59: 6.1% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  50 - 54: 7.0% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  45 - 49: 7.0% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  40 - 44: 6.4% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  35 - 39: 6.7% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  30 - 34: 6.6% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  25 - 29: 6.6% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  20 - 24: 6.4% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  15 - 19: 5.7% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  10 - 14: 5.7% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  5 - 9: 6.5% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  0 - 4: 6.4% Age Group breakdown estimates (2017)
#color:0x65B4D2 Aged 65+ England: 18.0% #color:0x5396CE Aged 16 - 64 England: 62.8% #color:0x0167BB Aged 0 - 15 England: 19.1% #color:0x65B4D2 Aged 65+ East of England: 19.5% #color:0x5396CE Aged 16 - 64 East of England: 61.3% #color:0x0167BB Aged 0 - 15 East of England: 19.2% #color:0x65B4D2 Aged 65+ Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: 17.7% #color:0x5396CE Aged 16 - 64 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: 62.7% #color:0x0167BB Aged 0 - 15 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: 19.6% Broad Age group estimates (2017)

Ethnicity

89.9%
of households all adults have English as their main language 
 
Source: ONS Census 2011
5.4%
of households English is not the main language.
 

Source: ONS Census 2011
#color:0xD1D0D5 White 2011 England: 85.4% #color:0x827676 White 2011 East of England: 90.8% #color:0x0167BB White 2011 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: 90.3% White population (2011)
#color:0x9DCFE2 No people, 5.4% #color:0x65B4D2 No people aged 16 + but at least one person aged 3 to 15, 0.7% #color:0x5396CE At least one but not all people aged 16 +, 4% #color:0x0167BB All people aged 16 +, 89.9% #color:0x0167BB All people aged 16 +, 89.9% #color:0x9DCFE2 No people, 5.4% #color:0x0167BB All people aged 16 +, 89.9% English as main household language in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (2011)
Ethnic makeup of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Ethnicity Number %
White - British 654,849 81.4
White - Irish 6,165 0.8
Gypsy 2,068 0.3
Other White 63,449 7.9
White and Black Caribbean 4,052 0.5
White and Black African 2,212 0.3
White and Asian 5,279 0.7
Other Mixed 4,486 0.6
Indian 12,066 1.5
Pakistani 14,451 1.8
Bangladeshi 2,791 0.3
Chinese 7,595 0.9
Other Asian 10,227 1.3
Black African 5,906 0.7
Black Caribbean 2,821 0.4
Other Black 1,447 0.2
Arab 1,798 0.2
Any other ethnic groups 3,179 0.4
Source: ONS Census 2011
Country of Birth in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Usual Residents whose country of birth is: Number %
England  656,023 81.5 
Scotland 14,004  1.7 
Wales  7,276  0.9
Northern Ireland  3,877  0.5
UK not otherwise specified  71 0
Ireland  4,800  0.6
EU: Member in March 2001  20,467  2.5
EU Accession countries April 2001 - March 2011  31,462  3.9
Other countries  66,861  8.3
Source: ONS Census 2011
#color:0x6E4195 United Kingdom not otherwise specified Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: 0% #color:0xC1DB31 Northern Ireland Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: 0.5% #color:0x667E1E Ireland Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: 0.6% #color:0xAAD2F0 Wales Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: 0.9% #color:0xAC1E43 Scotland Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: 1.7% #color:0x77BA40 EU: Member countries in March 2001 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: 2.5% #color:0xE4CB68 Other EU: Accession countries April 2001 to March 2011 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: 3.9% #color:0xE2785C Other EU Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: 6.5% #color:0x1F6BB1 Other countries Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: 8.3% Non-English country of birth for residents

Religion

Religious populations in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Faith Number %
Christian 465,734 57.9
Buddhist 3,727 0.5
Hindu 6,462 0.8
Jewish 1,796 0.2
Muslim 26,241 3.3
Sikh 2,079 0.3
Other Religion 3,227 0.4
No Religion 234,199 29.1
No Response 61,376 7.6
Source: ONS Census 2011
#color:0xC1DB31 Jewish Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: 0.2% #color:0x667E1E Sikh Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: 0.3% #color:0xAAD2F0 Other religion Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: 0.4% #color:0xAC1E43 Buddhist Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: 0.5% #color:0x77BA40 Hindu Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: 0.8% #color:0xE4CB68 Muslim Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: 3.3% #color:0xE2785C Religion not stated Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: 7.6% #color:0x1F6BB1 No religion Cambridgeshire and Peterborough: 29.1% Chart for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough using Buddhist

Household makeup

27.7%
(90,032)
One person households. 
 
Source: ONS Census 2011
#color:0xD1D0D5 England  Other: 17.9% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  Aged 65 and over: 12.4% #color:0x827676 East of England  Other: 15.8% #color:0x827676 East of England  Aged 65 and over: 12.7% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  Other: 16.2% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  Aged 65 and over: 11.5% One Person Households (2011)
#color:0xD1D0D5 England  Other household types: 2.6% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  Married or same-sex civil partnership couple: 15.3% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  Lone parent: 7.1% #color:0xD1D0D5 England  Cohabiting couple: 4.0% #color:0x827676 East of England  Other household types: 2.2% #color:0x827676 East of England  Married or same-sex civil partnership couple: 16.7% #color:0x827676 East of England  Lone parent: 6.2% #color:0x827676 East of England  Cohabiting couple: 4.3% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  Other household types: 2.6% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  Married or same-sex civil partnership couple: 17.2% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  Lone parent: 5.6% #color:0x0167BB Cambridgeshire and Peterborough  Cohabiting couple: 4.3% Households with dependent children (2011)
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