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Leeds

Population of Leeds

This report looks at the age, gender and ethnic makeup of Leeds. For information about wards or other areas within Leeds, click on ‘Profiles (local areas)’ and choose a geography.

Source Abbreviation:
ONS* = values are from the latest local authority level estimates published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Population Estimates

784,846

 
Total population estimate (2017)


Source: ONS*
49.1%
(385,254)

male estimate population
 (2017)

Source: ONS*
50.9%
(399,592)

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 Yorkshire and The Humber  85 and over: 2.3% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  80 - 84: 2.5% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  75 - 79: 3.4% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  70 - 74: 4.8% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  65 - 69: 5.4% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  60 - 64: 5.5% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  55 - 59: 6.4% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  50 - 54: 7.0% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  45 - 49: 6.9% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  40 - 44: 5.8% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  35 - 39: 6.1% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  30 - 34: 6.4% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  25 - 29: 6.8% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  20 - 24: 7.0% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  15 - 19: 5.8% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  10 - 14: 5.7% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  5 - 9: 6.3% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  0 - 4: 6.0% #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 Yorkshire and The Humber  85 and over: 2.3% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  80 - 84: 2.5% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  75 - 79: 3.4% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  70 - 74: 4.8% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  65 - 69: 5.4% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  60 - 64: 5.5% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  55 - 59: 6.4% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  50 - 54: 7.0% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  45 - 49: 6.9% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  40 - 44: 5.8% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  35 - 39: 6.1% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  30 - 34: 6.4% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  25 - 29: 6.8% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  20 - 24: 7.0% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  15 - 19: 5.8% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  10 - 14: 5.7% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  5 - 9: 6.3% #color:0x827676 Yorkshire and The Humber  0 - 4: 6.0% #color:0x0167BB Leeds  85 and over: 2.0% #color:0x0167BB Leeds  80 - 84: 2.2% #color:0x0167BB Leeds  75 - 79: 2.8% #color:0x0167BB Leeds  70 - 74: 3.9% #color:0x0167BB Leeds  65 - 69: 4.5% #color:0x0167BB Leeds  60 - 64: 4.7% #color:0x0167BB Leeds  55 - 59: 5.5% #color:0x0167BB Leeds  50 - 54: 6.3% #color:0x0167BB Leeds  45 - 49: 6.4% #color:0x0167BB Leeds  40 - 44: 5.9% #color:0x0167BB Leeds  35 - 39: 6.5% #color:0x0167BB Leeds  30 - 34: 7.0% #color:0x0167BB Leeds  25 - 29: 7.9% #color:0x0167BB Leeds  20 - 24: 10.1% #color:0x0167BB Leeds  15 - 19: 6.1% #color:0x0167BB Leeds  10 - 14: 5.4% #color:0x0167BB Leeds  5 - 9: 6.3% #color:0x0167BB Leeds  0 - 4: 6.5% 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+ Yorkshire and The Humber: 18.4% #color:0x5396CE Aged 16 - 64 Yorkshire and The Humber: 62.6% #color:0x0167BB Aged 0 - 15 Yorkshire and The Humber: 19.0% #color:0x65B4D2 Aged 65+ Leeds: 15.5% #color:0x5396CE Aged 16 - 64 Leeds: 65.3% #color:0x0167BB Aged 0 - 15 Leeds: 19.2% Broad age group estimates (2017)

Ethnicity

18.9%
(141,771)
Minority ethnic background 

 
Source: ONS* (2011)
12.6%
(98,000)
of population born outside UK 

 
Source: ONS* (2017)
4.5%
Households where no-one has English as a main language.

 
Source: ONS Census 2011
#color:0x5396CE White British Leeds: 81.1% #color:0x0167BB Minority Ethnic Leeds: 18.9% #color:0x5396CE White British Yorkshire and The Humber: 85.8% #color:0x0167BB Minority Ethnic Yorkshire and The Humber: 14.2% #color:0x5396CE White British England: 79.8% #color:0x0167BB Minority Ethnic England: 20.2% Ethnicity (2011)
English as main household language in Leeds

  Number of households %  Yorkshire and The Humber (%) England (%)
All aged 16+  294,220 91.8 93.4 90.9
At least one but not all 16+  9,587 3  2.9 3.9 
No 16+ but at least one aged 3 - 15  2,321 0.7 0.5  0.8 
No people  14,468 4.5 3.2  4.4 
Source: ONS Census 2011
Country of birth in Leeds (Census 2011)

Usual Residents whose country of birth is: Number % Yorkshire and The Humber (%) England (%)
England  647,767 86.2  89.1  83.5  
Scotland 10,281  1.4  1.3   1.3  
Wales  3,829  0.5  0.5   1 
Northern Ireland  3,390  0.5 0.3  0.4 
UK not otherwise specified  74 0
Ireland  4,762  0.6  0.4   0.7  
EU: Member in March 2001  8,276  1.1  0.9  1.7 
EU: Accession countries April 2001 - March 2011  12,026  1.6 1.6  2  
Other countries  61,080  8.1 5.9  9.4 
Source: ONS Census 2011
Ethnic makeup of Leeds (Census 2011)

Ethnicity Number %  Yorkshire and The Humber (%)  England (%)
White - British 609,714 81.1 85.8 79.8 
White - Irish 7,031 0.9 0.5 
Gypsy 687 0.1 0.1  0.1 
Other White 22,055 2.9 2.5  4.6 
White and Black Caribbean 8,813 1.2  0.6 0.8 
White and Black African 2,493 0.3 0.2  0.3 
White and Asian 4,906 0.7 0.5  0.6 
Other Mixed 3,420 0.5 0.3  0.5 
Indian 16,130 2.1  1.3 2.6 
Pakistani 22,492 3 4.3  2.1 
Bangladeshi 4,432 0.6 0.4  0.8 
Chinese 5,933 0.8 0.5  0.7 
Other Asian 9,256 1.2 0.8  1.5 
Black African 14,894 2 0.9  1.8 
Black Caribbean 6,728 0.9 0.4  1.1 
Other Black 4,271 0.6 0.2  0.5 
Arab 3,791 0.5 0.4  0.4 
Any other ethnic groups 4,439 0.6 0.4  0.6 
Source: ONS Census 2011
#color:0x5396CE born outside UK England: 15.6% #color:0x0167BB born in UK England: 84.4% #color:0x5396CE born outside UK Yorkshire and The Humber: 10.0% #color:0x0167BB born in UK Yorkshire and The Humber: 90.0% #color:0x5396CE born outside UK Leeds: 12.6% #color:0x0167BB born in UK Leeds: 87.4% Country of Birth (2017)

Religion

Religious populations in Leeds

Faith Number %  Yorkshire and The Humber (%) England (%)
Buddhist  2,772 0.4 0.3 0.5
Christian  419,790 55.9  59.5 59.4 
Hindu 7,048 0.9 0.5  1.5 
Jewish 6,847 0.9 0.2  0.5 
Muslim 40,772 5.4 6.2 
Sikh 8,914 1.2 0.4  0.8 
Other Religion 2,396 0.3 0.3  0.4 
No Religion 212,229 28.2 25.9  24.7 
No Response 50,717 6.7 6.8  7.2 
Source: ONS Census 2011
#color:0x1F6BB1 Leeds No response: 6.7% #color:0x1F6BB1 Leeds No religion: 28.2% #color:0x1F6BB1 Leeds Other religion: 0.3% #color:0x1F6BB1 Leeds Sikh: 1.2% #color:0x1F6BB1 Leeds Muslim: 5.4% #color:0x1F6BB1 Leeds Jewish: 0.9% #color:0x1F6BB1 Leeds Hindu: 0.9% #color:0x1F6BB1 Leeds Christian: 55.9% #color:0x1F6BB1 Leeds Buddhist: 0.4% Religious makeup of residents

Household composition

33.3%
(106,739)
One person households. 
 

Source: ONS Census 2011
12%
(38,326)
One person households aged 65 and over. 
 
Source: ONS Census 2011
7.6%
(24,499)
Lone parent with dependent children. 
 

Source: ONS Census 2011
#color:0xE0400A Other household types Leeds: 8.5 #color:0xFCB441 One person household Leeds: 33.3 #color:0x418CF0 One family household Leeds: 58.2 #color:0xE0400A Other household types Yorkshire and The Humber: 6.7 #color:0xFCB441 One person household Yorkshire and The Humber: 30.5 #color:0x418CF0 One family household Yorkshire and The Humber: 62.7 #color:0xE0400A Other household types England: 8 #color:0xFCB441 One person household England: 30.2 #color:0x418CF0 One family household England: 61.8 Household type overview
Household makeup in Leeds

  Number %  Yorkshire and The Humber (%) England (%)
One person household: Aged 65 and over 38,326 12 12.7 0.5
One person household: Other 68,413 21.3  17.9 17.9
All aged 65 and over  22,346 7 8.4  8.1 
Cohabiting couple: All children non-dependent  1,435 0.4 0.6  0.5 
Cohabiting couple: Dependent children  12,804 4 4.6 
Cohabiting couple: No children  19,713 6.1 5.5  5.3 
Lone parent: All children non-dependent  10,389 3.2 3.2  3.5 
Lone parent: Dependent children  24,499 7.6 7.1  7.1 
Married or same-sex civil partnership couple: All children non-dependent  15,244 4.8 5.5  5.6 
Married or same-sex civil partnership couple: Dependent children  43,842 13.7   14.6   15.3  
Married or same-sex civil partnership couple: No children  36,275  11.3  13.2   12.3  
Other household types: All aged 65 and over  688  0.2  0.2   0.3  
Other household types: All full-time students  4,923  1.5  0.7   0.6  
Other household types: Other  14,457  4.5  3.4   4.5  
Other household types: With dependent children  7,242 2.3  2.4   2.6  
Source: ONS Census 2011

Socio-demographic segmentation

Segmentation for Leeds (2018)

  %
A - Country Living   0.9
B - Prestige Positions  7.4 
C - City Prosperity   0.5
D - Domestic Success   7.3
E - Suburban Stability   8.5
F - Senior Security   9
G - Rural Reality   0.8
H - Aspiring Homemakers    9.6
I - Urban Cohesion   2.8
J - Rental Hubs  13.3
K - Modest Traditions  5.6
L - Transient Renters  10.2
M - Family Basics  9.7
N - Vintage Values  7.5
O - Municipal Challenge  6.8
Source: Experian Mosaic Household Data
#color:0x883236 O Municipal Challenge Leeds: 6.8 #color:0x775A45 N Vintage Value Leeds: 7.5 #color:0xC37038 M Family Basics Leeds: 9.7 #color:0x99377F L Transient Renters Leeds: 10.2 #color:0xDB6B6B K Modest Traditions Leeds: 5.6 #color:0x857819 J Rental Hubs Leeds: 13.3 #color:0xCFBC3F I Urban Cohesion Leeds: 2.8 #color:0x57ABA3 H Aspiring Homemakers Leeds: 9.6 #color:0x71BF44 G Rural Reality Leeds: 0.8 #color:0x8D8A82 F Senior Security Leeds: 9 #color:0x1D4E8C E Suburban Stability Leeds: 8.5 #color:0x2D616D D Domestic Success Leeds: 7.3 #color:0x8C78B8 C City Prosperity Leeds: 0.5 #color:0x4D4885 B Prestige Positions Leeds: 7.4 #color:0x056746 A Country Living Leeds: 0.9
To see how wards are classified into the 15 Mosaic groups, see Socio-demographic segmentation – all wards overview
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