Information about Selby

Avg Annual Income
Full Time Employees
Average Age
Selby Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Selby is 91,988 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Selby is 46,806, and the female population is 45,182. 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 86,380, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 2,915. 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 (50,361), followed by No religion (35,718), 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 (21,428), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (12,802). 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 Selby area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (28,879), while 19,111 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 24,194 adults have Level 3 education, while 11,027 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Selby area are

  • Professional occupations (8419)
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (6840), and
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (6274)


The average age of people living in Selby is 43 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (15554), Between 55 to 64 (13366), and Between 45 to 54 (13097). 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 Selby has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (16,207) followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (10,628), and Routine occupations (10,152). 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 Selby over the years

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

The postcode district DN, LS, WF, YO are associated with the Selby, and there are total 11 postcode areas (listed below). The Selby has a total of 3386 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info

Appleton Roebuck & Church Fenton

Barlby & Riccall

Brayton & Barlow

Camblesforth & Carlton

Cawood & Escrick

Cliffe & North Duffield

Monk Fryston & South Milford


Selby East

Selby West

Sherburn in Elmet


Thorpe Willoughby & Hambleton

UTLA22North Yorkshire
RegionYorkshire and The Humber