Wrexham 2021 census data shows aging population
The Office of National Statistics has published the first results of the 2021 census and produced comparisons with data from 2011.
There are 3.5 million more people living in England and Wales in 2021 compared to 2011 according to the last census.
Wales had the lowest population increase of just 1.4% compared to England, which ranges from a 1.9% increase in the North East to an 8.3% increase in the east of England.
In a statement released by Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Local Government, she said: “The 2021 census has been a success here in Wales.
“Delivered against the backdrop of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the first digital census has achieved a response rate of over 96% in Wales, with over two-thirds of households completing it online.”
In Wrexham, the population increase is below the national average from 134,800 people in 2011 to 135,100 people in 2021.
Populations differed across the rest of North Wales, with Denbighshire recording a 2.2% increase and a 1.6% increase in Flintshire.
Wrexham is ranked 10th for total population out of 22 local authorities in Wales.
According to the Office for National Statistics for Wales, there is one person for every football pitch.
In Wrexham, that number is higher at two people living on each football pitch.
In Wales, there was a 17.7% increase in people aged over 65 and an 18% decrease in people aged over 40-44.
In comparison, in Wrexham there has been a 19.5% increase in people aged over 65.
There was a change in the gender ratio at Wrexham in 2011, there were 49.7 per cent men and 50.3 per cent women whereas there are now 49.5 per cent men and 50.5% women.
The census is an essential tool used by the UK government and statisticians to understand population trends.
Find the full Wrexham Census data here.