Information about County Durham

Population
522,067
Avg Annual Income
£34,705
Full Time Employees
26.74%
Average Age
43.37
County Durham Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of County Durham is 522,067 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in County Durham is 266,764, and the female population is 255,304. 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 494,638, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 8,494. 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 (285,167), followed by No religion (201,688), 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 (104,412), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (79,207). 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 County Durham area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (139,575), while 111,234 adults mentioned they are Retired.

Education

Regarding education, 116,019 adults have Level 3 education, while 61,724 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the County Durham area are

  • Professional occupations (37179)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (26917), and
  • Skilled trades occupations (26099)

Age

The average age of people living in County Durham is 43 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (82608), Between 55 to 64 (74581), and Between 45 to 54 (69561). 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 County Durham has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (76,187) followed by Routine occupations (64,021), and Semi-routine occupations (58,725). 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 County Durham

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Population of County Durham over the years

Male Population of County Durham over the years
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Postcodes in County Durham

The postcode district DH, DL, SR, TS, NE are associated with the County Durham, and there are total 28 postcode areas (listed below). The County Durham has a total of 15151 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info
NameType
AreaCounty Durham
Ward

Annfield Plain

Aycliffe East

Aycliffe North and Middridge

Aycliffe West

Barnard Castle East

Barnard Castle West

Belmont

Benfieldside

Bishop Auckland Town

Bishop Middleham and Cornforth

Blackhalls

Brandon

Burnopfield and Dipton

Chester-le-Street East

Chester-le-Street North

Chester-le-Street South

Chester-le-Street West Central

Chilton

Consett North

Consett South

Coundon

Coxhoe

Craghead and South Moor

Crook

Dawdon

Deerness

Delves Lane

Deneside

Durham South

Easington

Elvet and Gilesgate

Esh and Witton Gilbert

Evenwood

Ferryhill

Framwellgate and Newton Hall

Horden

Lanchester

Leadgate and Medomsley

Lumley

Murton

Neville's Cross

North Lodge

Passfield

Pelton

Peterlee East

Peterlee West

Sacriston

Seaham

Sedgefield

Sherburn

Shildon and Dene Valley

Shotton and South Hetton

Spennymoor

Stanley

Tanfield

Tow Law

Trimdon and Thornley

Tudhoe

Weardale

West Auckland

Willington and Hunwick

Wingate

Woodhouse Close

LTLA22
UTLA22County Durham
RegionNorth East
CountryEngland