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"


Mortality in Wakefield Across the district there are around 3,200 deaths each year, roughly equating to 1% of the population of 333,000 residents of Wakefield Metropolitan district Council. Infant mortality is low in the district, with rates being similar to the national average. Wakefield has less than 3 deaths per 1,000 live births compared to … Continue reading "Deaths"


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

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Life Expectancy

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