Between mid-2015 and mid-2016 population change in Wakefield was characterised by there being 822 more births than deaths; 1,286 more people arriving in the district from elsewhere in the UK than moving out; and 969 more people migrating in from overseas than emigrating. The stand-out statistic is the net internal migration (more people arriving in Wakefield … Continue reading "Migration"


Headlines Each year there are around 4,000 births to Wakefield mums. The birth rate in Wakefield (64.5 per 1,000 women aged 15-44) is higher than the England average (62.5 per 1,000 women aged 15-44), however the trend in Wakefield is in line with national and regional trends. Birth rates are highest in the more deprived … Continue reading "Births"

Resident Population

The size of the resident population of Wakefield district is estimated to in the region of 332,000, making the district the 18th largest local authority in England and Wales. As is typical nationally, the Wakefield age profile shows the effect of baby-boom years of the 1950s and 1960s and greater numbers of women in older … Continue reading "Resident Population"

Registered Population

The Wakefield registered population is made up of people who are registered to a GP Practice that is part of the Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Patients can chose to register with any GP Practice that accepts them, and as a result patients don’t have to live within the Wakefield District boundary to be registered … Continue reading "Registered Population"

Life Expectancy

Compared to the national average the Wakefield is behind the national average levels for both genders. Historically there has been a gulf between males and females in the area, which continues to the present. in the most recently available information, male life expectancy for Wakefield is 78 years. Female Life expectancy is 82 years, this … Continue reading "Life Expectancy"
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