List of English districts by population

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List of the 317 districts of England (English Municipalities) ordered by population, according to estimated figures for from the Office for National Statistics.wikipedia
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Birmingham, United KingdomBirmingham, EnglandCity of Birmingham
Birmingham's urban area is the third-largest in the United Kingdom, with its most recently estimated population in 2017 being 2,897,303, and it also lies within the most populated English district.


City of SheffieldSheffield, EnglandSheffield, United Kingdom
Sheffield is the third-largest English district by population.


Manchester, EnglandManchester, United KingdomCity of Manchester
Manchester is a major city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 534,982 as of 2018 (4th most populous English district).


Liverpool, EnglandLiverpudlianCity of Liverpool
Liverpool is the ninth-largest English district by population, and the largest in Merseyside and the Liverpool City Region.

City of Leeds

LeedsLeeds metropolitan districtLeeds City Council
It has a population of, making it technically the second largest city in England by population behind Birmingham.

City of Bradford

BradfordBradford CouncilMetropolitan Borough of Bradford
Bradford has a population of 528,155, making it the fourth-most populous metropolitan district and the sixth-most populous local authority district in England.


Metropolitan Borough of KirkleesKirklees Metropolitan CouncilKirklees Council
Kirklees had a population of 422,500 in 2011 and is therefore the most populous borough in England that is not a city; it is also the third largest metropolitan district by area behind Doncaster and Leeds.

Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster

DoncasterDoncaster Metropolitan Borough CouncilBorough of Doncaster
According to the 2011 census, the estimated population of the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster is 302,400.


Leicester, EnglandCity of LeicesterLeicester, Leicestershire
Leicester is second only to Bristol as the largest unitary authority city in England (List of English districts by population 2015 estimates), and ninth largest counting both unitary authority cities and cities within metropolitan counties.

Districts of England

districtdistrictslocal government district
List of the 317 districts of England (English Municipalities) ordered by population, according to estimated figures for from the Office for National Statistics.

Somerset West and Taunton

The council covered a largely rural area, with a population of 35,300 in an area of 740 km2; it is the least populous non-unitary district in England.

Brighton and Hove

Brighton & HoveBrightonCity of Brighton and Hove


SomersetshireSomerset, EnglandCounty of Somerset
West Somerset is the least populous district (except for the two sui generis districts) in England.

London Borough of Wandsworth

WandsworthWandsworth CouncilWandsworth Borough Council

Cheshire West and Chester

Borough of Cheshire West and ChesterCheshire West and Chester CouncilCheshire West