Information about Rotherham

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Rotherham Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Rotherham is 265,806 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Rotherham is 135,547, and the female population is 130,260. 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 234,613, followed by Pakistani, with a total of 10,001. 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 (130,147), followed by No religion (105,821), 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 (49,653), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (38,666). 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 Rotherham area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (71,514), while 51,512 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 50,234 adults have Does not apply education, while 33,613 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Rotherham area are

  • Professional occupations (17917)
  • Skilled trades occupations (14872), and
  • Elementary occupations (13895)


The average age of people living in Rotherham is 42 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (47165), Between 45 to 54 (36125), and Between 55 to 64 (35012). 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 Rotherham has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (37,416) followed by Routine occupations (33,623), and Semi-routine occupations (30,726). 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)

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Population of Rotherham over the years

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Postcodes in Rotherham

The postcode district S are associated with the Rotherham, and there are total 14 postcode areas (listed below). The Rotherham has a total of 6684 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Rotherham

Anston & Woodsetts

Aston & Todwick

Aughton & Swallownest

Boston Castle

Bramley & Ravenfield


Dalton & Thrybergh



Hellaby & Maltby West



Kilnhurst & Swinton East

Maltby East

Rawmarsh East

Rawmarsh West

Rother Vale

Rotherham East

Rotherham West


Swinton Rockingham

Thurcroft & Wickersley South



Wickersley North

RegionYorkshire and The Humber