Population: Census figures
Mid-Year Population Estimates
Mid-Year Population Estimates from the Office of National Statistics are available from 1981 onwards. These are published annually and for a particular mid-year they become available around 14 months after the reference date.
The largest Councils
|| England & Wales
|a: 1991 Mid year population revised
|b: 1991 Mid year population original
|c: 1991 Census
|d: 2001 Census
|Change (d - a)
The above table summarises the change in the city's population between 1991 and 2001. Unfortunately, comparisons are not straightforward due to a variety of factors, an important one being the changing definition of the population count at each Census.
It is for this reason that the population count from the 2001 Census is compared with the 1991 Mid Year Estimate rather than the 1991 Census count. (This latter figure has also been revised downwards in the light of the 2001 Census results which is why there are two versions in the table.)
Subject to these limitations, the figures show that Leicester's population has fallen by just over 0.5%. This runs contrary to the national trend which saw an increase of 2.5% for England and Wales. The same figure for the East Midlands region was +4%.
However, Leicester was similar to other large provincial cities in that they also experienced population decline during this period eg Nottingham (-4.5%), Derby (-0.5%) and Coventry (-1%).
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