Information about Forest of Dean

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Forest of Dean Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Forest of Dean is 87,004 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Forest of Dean is 44,441, and the female population is 42,563. 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 82,401, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 1,988. 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 (43,969), followed by No religion (36,238), 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 (17,898), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (12,961). 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 Forest of Dean area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (22,000), while 20,541 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 21,023 adults have Level 3 education, while 11,425 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Forest of Dean area are

  • Professional occupations (6221)
  • Skilled trades occupations (5815), and
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (5126)


The average age of people living in Forest of Dean is 46 years old. The top three age distributions are: Between 55 to 64 (13196), Below 14 (13077), and Between 65 to 74 (11820). 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 Forest of Dean has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (14,079) followed by Small employers and own account workers (10,093), and Routine occupations (9,398). 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 Forest of Dean

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Population of Forest of Dean over the years

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Postcodes in Forest of Dean

The postcode district GL, HR, NP are associated with the Forest of Dean, and there are total 11 postcode areas (listed below). The Forest of Dean has a total of 3505 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Forest of Dean
AreaForest of Dean

Berry Hill


Cinderford East

Cinderford West



Hartpury & Redmarley

Longhope & Huntley


Lydney East

Lydney North

Lydney West & Aylburton

Mitcheldean, Ruardean & Drybrook

Newent & Taynton

Newland & Sling




St. Briavels



RegionSouth West