Derby's population

Key findings

In March 2011, Derby’s population was 248,752.  There were significant changes between 2001 and 2011…

  • Derby’s population increased by approximately 18,000 people (7.8%).
  • There were:
    • 3,300 more children aged 0-4
    • an additional 5,500 people aged 20-29
    • 2,900 more people aged 60 plus, including 1,200 more people aged 75 plus and 1,000 more people aged 85 plus.
  • The BME population increased from 15.7%to 24.7%.
  • The Pakistani community was the largest BME group (5.9% of the overall population).
  • 34,600 Derby residents (or 13.9% of the total population) were born outside of the United Kingdom.

For more information, view the Derby Population Profile report.

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