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Population and census data

A quick link to the current population estimates for places or areas in Hertfordshire is available below.

Information on population is available from a variety of sources, including the ten yearly National Census, annual population estimates and projections of the population in the future.

Census results are the most accurate for a range of population related subjects but are only produced every 10 years. The latest Census was carried out in 2011, the first results from this were published on 16th July 2012. Selected results for Hertfordshire from the 2001 and 2011 Censuses are available on the Hertfordshire Local Information System (HertsLIS) website.

Annual population estimates from the Office for National Statistics are the most up to date, the latest data is for mid-2014, but the estimates are only available broken down by gender and age group and are only available for certain geographic levels. More information about the population estimates is available by selecting the link called "Population estimates" under the heading 'In this area' on this page.

The Office for National Statistics produces projected populations over the next 25 years for Hertfordshire and the ten district council areas. The Department for Communities and Local Government produces projected household counts over the next 25 years for Hertfordshire and the ten district council areas. More information on both of these is available by selecting the link called "Population and household projections" under the heading 'In this area' on this page.