18th July 2022

The 2021 Census demographic data shows the usual resident population of Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland. At the time of the Census there were a total of 1,136,000 residents across Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland. This figure has risen by 57,916 according to 2011 Census figures, with increased populations across all of the wider GLLEP, area except in North East Lincolnshire which actually saw a 1.7% drop in population. The largest recorded increase in population by local authority area was seen in Lincoln at 11.1%, and the lowest increase was seen in North Lincolnshire, at just 1.3%. The population of Rutland rose by 9.7% over the ten-year period.

Census Population Data 2011 and 2021

Area

Usual resident population, 2011

Usual resident population, 2021

Percentage change

Lincolnshire

713,653

768,400

N/A

Boston

64,637

70,500

9.1

East Lindsey

136,401

142,300

4.3

Lincoln

93,541

103,900

11.1

North Kesteven

107,766

118,000

9.5

South Holland

88,270

95,100

7.7

South Kesteven

133,788

143,400

7.2

West Lindsey

89,250

95,200

6.7

Rutland

37,369

41,000

9.7

North East Lincolnshire

159,616

156,900

-1.7

North Lincolnshire

167,446

169,700

1.3

Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland Total

1,078,084

1,136,000

N/A


Within the county of Lincolnshire, the districts of East Lindsey and South Kesteven were the most populous, both in 2011 and again in 2021. At both times, the district of Boston had the fewest residents. Across all seven districts, an increase in population was recorded.

Further Census data will be released later in the year with data on demography and migration; ethnic group; national identity; language, and religion; UK armed forces veterans; housing: labour market and travel to work; sexual orientation and gender identity; education; and health, disability, and unpaid care available from October to December 2022 as per the Office for National Statistics’ Census 2021 release plans.

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