Information about Canterbury

Population
157,429
Avg Annual Income
£43,574
Full Time Employees
22.51%
Average Age
42.45
Canterbury Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Canterbury is 157,429 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Canterbury is 81,846, and the female population is 75,583. 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 129,887, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 8,694. 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 (73,413), followed by No religion (66,087), 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 (30,170), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (22,294). 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 Canterbury area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (35,433), while 32,948 adults mentioned they are Retired.

Education

Regarding education, 43,896 adults have Level 3 education, while 16,598 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Canterbury area are

  • Professional occupations (14588)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (8689), and
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (8502)

Age

The average age of people living in Canterbury is 42 years old. The top three age distributions are: Between 15 to 24 (28388), Below 14 (22930), and Between 55 to 64 (19344). 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 Canterbury has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (26,040) followed by Full-time students (21,045), and Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (15,866). 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 Canterbury

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Age | Canterbury
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Population of Canterbury over the years

Male Population of Canterbury over the years
Female Population of Canterbury over the years
Postcodes in Canterbury

The postcode district CT are associated with the Canterbury, and there are total 6 postcode areas (listed below). The Canterbury has a total of 4659 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Canterbury
NameType
AreaCanterbury
Ward

Barton

Beltinge

Blean Forest

Chartham & Stone Street

Chestfield

Gorrell

Greenhill

Herne & Broomfield

Heron

Little Stour & Adisham

Nailbourne

Northgate

Reculver

Seasalter

St Stephen's

Sturry

Swalecliffe

Tankerton

West Bay

Westgate

Wincheap

LTLA22
UTLA22Kent
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland