Results from the 2011 census showed that there were 306,100 people living in Shropshire: 151,600 (49.5%) men and 154,500 (50.5%) women. Mid-year population estimates show that there are a total of 314,400 people living in Shropshire (156,100 men and 155,500 women). More of our population live in rural areas than in urban areas.
The 2011 census also showed that Shropshire has a higher percentage of over 65 year olds than the national average. Conversely the rate of under 25 year olds is lower than average.
Shropshire experienced an 8% growth in population between 2001 and 2011.
For more information, please take a look at the information sheets on this page. You may also find the profile information on the People and identity page useful. Key population facts and figures for Shropshire can be found in our population snapshot. Shropshire's population is always changing, and the snapshot pulls together various sets of information using current and historic data to try and provide a picture of how we once were, how we look now and how we may look in the future as a county.