Manchester Population 2024

Manchester population

Located in the Greater Manchester, England, Manchester is ranked as the 5th largest city of United Kingdom with population over 530,000. Known as the highest-ranked British city after London, Manchester is successfully maintaining the status of a metropolitan borough and a city. Its county, Greater Manchester, is the second largest urban area with a populace of 2.55 million.

Manchester makes her neighbour of Pennines to the north-east, Cheshire Plain to the south. The Manchester City Council, a local authority, governs the city. Manchester encompasses a large number of historical and enthralling sights like Hilton Tower, Heathon Park, One Angel Square, Lancaster House and many others.

Based on our research, Manchester population will reach 555,054 by 1st July of 2024. We use first day of July each year due to Office for National Statistics (ONS) normally publishes the estimated population data for the same period. The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 0.68% over last 12 years since 2011. We believe using the recent years’ figures (see the table in next section) will make the estimation more accurate.

Population Growth of Manchester

Over the last twelve years, the populace of the Manchester has shown various figures. The minimum annual growth rate of Manchester is 0.57% and the maximum is 1.19%, thus, adding around 3,005 to 6,106 people to the overall population every year.

The University of Manchester is counted among the top universities of the world, maintaining 55th position and the University is ranked 8th among the top universities of UK. Thus, numerous foreign students come to Manchester for academic purposes every year, which contributes to the population growth.

Year Population Growth rate
2011 508,067 n/a
2012 511,134 0.60%
2013 514,239 0.61%
2014 520,345 1.19%
2015 523,699 0.64%
2016 527,985 0.82%
2017 531,470 0.66%
2018 534,475 0.57%
2019 538,359 0.73%
2020 541,535 0.59%
2021 544,870 0.62%
2022 548,180 0.61%
2023 551,290 0.57%

Demographics of Manchester

By gender, Manchester incorporates 50% of the males and 50% of females. The typical age of a person in Manchester is 33.
Manchester comprises people from varied ethnic groups. Among Manchester population by race, White people make up the biggest proportion of 66.7%, from which 59.3% are White British, 2.4% of White are Irish, 0.1% are Gypsy and 4.9% are other White.

The Asians make the second biggest proportion by securing 17.1% of the Manchester populace. Out of which, 8.5% of them are Pakistanis, 2.3% belongs to India, 2.7% of the populace belongs to China, 1.3% are Bangladeshis and 2.7% are other Asians.

Black make up 8.6% of the total population of Manchester, out of which 5.1% are Africans, 1.6% of the population are Other Black, 1.9% are Arabs and 1.2% of the populace of Manchester belongs to other varied races.

According to the 2011 UK Census, 83.4% of the populace of Manchester is English-speaker, 2.7% converse via Urdu language, 1.5% exchange dialogues through Arabic, 1.3% speaks Polish, 1.2% make communication with varied Chinese languages, 1.0% are Punjabi speakers, Bengali is spoken by 0.6% of the populace, 0.6% speaks Somali, 0.6% speaks Persian and 0.5% are French-speaker.

By religion, the largest proportion comes in the hand of Christians, with a populace of about 48.7%. After Christians, 24.7% of the Manchester population is Muslim, 1.1% is Hindu, 0.8% is the follower of Buddha, 0.5% belongs to Judaism, 0.5% of the population is Sikh and 0.5% belongs to Atheism.

Population Density of Manchester

The density of population of Manchester is 11,439 people per square mile making it one of the fastest growing cities of UK.

Facts About Manchester

  1. In 1783, Richard Arkwright on Miller Street, installed the first mill that used stream power to work.
  2. The Reverend William Cowherd of the Bible Christian Church in Sanford introduced the term and tradition of Vegetarianism.
  3. Manchester was the first city to experience the atom split. Not only was that, in 2010, graphene, the world’s thinnest material, created by the scientists at the University of Manchester. The accomplishment was so astonishing that they won the Nobel Prize for Physics.
  4. The Manchester organized the world’s first international art exhibition in 1857, by the name of the Art Treasures of Great Britain.
  5. Emmeline Pankhurst established the Women’s Social and Political Union in 1903. This union was the key door for the women to interfere in social and political businesses.
  6. Granada Television launched the world’s longest running TV soap opera in 1960, in the Coronation Street.
  7. Manchester is the home to the world’s most prosperous football teams – Manchester City and Manchester United.
  8. Manchester is the only city in the world where you may study and earn a degree in Mummy Studies.
  9. The first Marks &Spencer shopwas established in 1894. In 1901, M&S set up their first store at Derby Street, Manchester.
  10. Tom Kilburn and Professor Sir Freddie Williams created the first programmable computer, SSEM or the Baby, at the University of Manchester in 1948.


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