Information about Bedford

Population
185,224
Avg Annual Income
£45,937
Full Time Employees
30.63%
Average Age
40.30
Bedford Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Bedford is 185,224 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Bedford is 94,101, and the female population is 91,124. 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 118,779, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 18,906. 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 (88,178), followed by No religion (63,243), 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

Deprivation

As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (38,704), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (24,497). 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 Bedford area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (56,738), while 29,260 adults mentioned they are Retired.

Education

Regarding education, 51,411 adults have Level 3 education, while 19,977 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Bedford area are

  • Professional occupations (18284)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (12254), and
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (11797)

Age

The average age of people living in Bedford is 40 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (34881), Between 35 to 44 (26267), and Between 25 to 34 (25432). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.

NS-SEC

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 Bedford has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (31,468) followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (20,518), and Routine occupations (19,224). 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 Bedford

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Population of Bedford over the years

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Postcodes in Bedford

The postcode district PE, MK, NN are associated with the Bedford, and there are total 10 postcode areas (listed below). The Bedford has a total of 5234 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Bedford
NameType
AreaBedford
Ward

Brickhill

Bromham and Biddenham

Castle

Cauldwell

Clapham

De Parys

Eastcotts

Elstow and Stewartby

Goldington

Great Barford

Harpur

Harrold

Kempston Central and East

Kempston North

Kempston Rural

Kempston South

Kempston West

Kingsbrook

Newnham

Oakley

Putnoe

Queens Park

Riseley

Sharnbrook

Wilshamstead

Wootton

Wyboston

LTLA22
UTLA22Bedford
RegionEast of England
CountryEngland