Information about Barnsley

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Barnsley Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Barnsley is 244,572 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Barnsley is 124,293, and the female population is 120,279. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the immediate area is White: English, with a total of 226,488, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 9,377. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (125,502), followed by No religion (102,906), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (46,238), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (36,682). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the Barnsley area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (68,933), while 47,359 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 46,798 adults have Level 3 education, while 28,977 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Barnsley area are

  • Elementary occupations (15599)
  • Professional occupations (15595), and
  • Skilled trades occupations (14042)


The average age of people living in Barnsley is 42 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (42179), Between 45 to 54 (34065), and Between 55 to 64 (33565). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in Barnsley has Routine occupations (37,307) followed by Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (34,044), and Semi-routine occupations (26,705). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

Map of Barnsley

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Population of Barnsley over the years

Male Population of Barnsley over the years
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Postcodes in Barnsley

The postcode district S are associated with the Barnsley, and there are total 10 postcode areas (listed below). The Barnsley has a total of 5910 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Barnsley




Darton East

Darton West

Dearne North

Dearne South


Hoyland Milton


Monk Bretton

North East

Old Town

Penistone East

Penistone West



St Helens




RegionYorkshire and The Humber