New 2010 estimates for local authorities

New mid-2010 population estimates for local authorities have been released on Nomis. These represent the population as of 30 June 2010.

Estimates are available for all local authorities in the United Kingdom.

Currently ONS and Nomis will continue to use the mid-2010 population estimates to calculate proportions from the claimant count and other benefits for dates from 2010 onwards. It is planned that the new mid-2011 estimates will be fully incorporated into all labour market statistics from 23 Jan 2013.

How to access population estimates

You can obtain population estimates from the following Nomis facilities:


The estimated resident population of an area includes all people who usually live there, whatever their nationality.

People arriving into an area from outside the UK are only included in the population estimates if their total stay in the UK is 12 months or more. Visitors and short-term migrants (those who enter the UK for 3 to 12 months for certain purposes) are not included. Similarly, people who leave the UK are only excluded from the population estimates if they remain outside the UK for 12 months or more.

Members of UK and non-UK armed forces stationed in the UK are included in the population and UK forces stationed outside the UK are excluded. Students are taken to be resident at their term-time address.

Useful links

Population estimates homepage (link)

Population estimates methodology (link)