Information about Shropshire

Population
323,607
Avg Annual Income
£40,649
Full Time Employees
26.16%
Average Age
46.10
Shropshire Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Shropshire is 323,607 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Shropshire is 163,923, and the female population is 159,683. 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 301,918, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 8,945. 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 (179,516), followed by No religion (119,573), 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 (70,872), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (47,508). 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 Shropshire area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (84,664), while 77,553 adults mentioned they are Retired.

Education

Regarding education, 88,502 adults have Level 3 education, while 40,900 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Shropshire area are

  • Professional occupations (26819)
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (21180), and
  • Skilled trades occupations (21109)

Age

The average age of people living in Shropshire is 46 years old. The top three age distributions are: Between 55 to 64 (48501), Below 14 (47918), and Between 45 to 54 (44288). 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 Shropshire has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (58,532) followed by Small employers and own account workers (37,835), and Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (33,935). 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 Shropshire

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Population of Shropshire over the years

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

The postcode district WR, SY, TF, LD, LL, WV, DY, CW are associated with the Shropshire, and there are total 33 postcode areas (listed below). The Shropshire has a total of 12556 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info
NameType
AreaShropshire
Ward

Abbey

Albrighton

Alveley and Claverley

Bagley

Battlefield

Bayston Hill, Column and Sutton

Belle Vue

Bishop's Castle

Bowbrook

Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts

Bridgnorth West and Tasley

Broseley

Brown Clee

Burnell

Castlefields and Ditherington

Cheswardine

Chirbury and Worthen

Church Stretton and Craven Arms

Clee

Cleobury Mortimer

Clun

Copthorne

Corvedale

Ellesmere Urban

Gobowen, Selattyn and Weston Rhyn

Harlescott

Highley

Hodnet

Llanymynech

Longden

Loton

Ludlow East

Ludlow North

Ludlow South

Market Drayton East

Market Drayton West

Meole

Monkmoor

Much Wenlock

Oswestry East

Oswestry South

Oswestry West

Porthill

Prees

Quarry and Coton Hill

Radbrook

Rea Valley

Ruyton and Baschurch

Severn Valley

Shawbury

Shifnal North

Shifnal South and Cosford

St Martin's

St Oswald

Sundorne

Tern

The Meres

Underdale

Wem

Whitchurch North

Whitchurch South

Whittington

Worfield

LTLA22
UTLA22Shropshire
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland