West Yorkshire, UK Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the West Yorkshire, UK metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of West Yorkshire in 2022 is 1,915,000, a 0.68% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of West Yorkshire in 2021 was 1,902,000, a 0.69% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of West Yorkshire in 2020 was 1,889,000, a 0.69% increase from 2019.
  • The metro area population of West Yorkshire in 2019 was 1,876,000, a 0.64% increase from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in UK
City Name Population
London 9,541,000
Manchester 2,770,000
West Midlands 2,646,000
West Yorkshire 1,915,000
Glasgow 1,689,000
South Hampshire 944,000
Liverpool 912,000
Newcastle upon Tyne 818,000
Nottingham 800,000
Sheffield 741,000
Bristol 701,000
Belfast 639,000
Brighton-Worthing-Littlehampton 617,000
Leicester 562,000
Edinburgh 548,000
Bournemouth/Poole 514,000
Cardiff 485,000
Coventry-Bedworth 439,000
Middlesbrough 391,000
The Potteries 390,000
Reading-Wokingham 348,000
Sunderland 344,000
Preston 332,000
Birkenhead 331,000
Kingston upon Hull 323,000
Newport 319,000
Southend-On-Sea 316,000
Swansea 314,000
West Yorkshire - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 1,915,000 0.68%
2021 1,902,000 0.69%
2020 1,889,000 0.69%
2019 1,876,000 0.64%
2018 1,864,000 0.65%
2017 1,852,000 0.65%
2016 1,840,000 0.66%
2015 1,828,000 0.66%
2014 1,816,000 0.67%
2013 1,804,000 0.61%
2012 1,793,000 0.67%
2011 1,781,000 0.74%
2010 1,768,000 0.74%
2009 1,755,000 0.75%
2008 1,742,000 0.69%
2007 1,730,000 0.76%
2006 1,717,000 0.76%
2005 1,704,000 0.71%
2004 1,692,000 0.77%
2003 1,679,000 0.72%
2002 1,667,000 0.73%
2001 1,655,000 0.42%
2000 1,648,000 0.30%
1999 1,643,000 0.37%
1998 1,637,000 0.31%
1997 1,632,000 0.37%
1996 1,626,000 0.31%
1995 1,621,000 0.31%
1994 1,616,000 0.37%
1993 1,610,000 0.31%
1992 1,605,000 0.31%
1991 1,600,000 0.69%
1990 1,589,000 0.76%
1989 1,577,000 0.83%
1988 1,564,000 0.77%
1987 1,552,000 0.78%
1986 1,540,000 0.79%
1985 1,528,000 0.79%
1984 1,516,000 0.80%
1983 1,504,000 0.74%
1982 1,493,000 0.81%
1981 1,481,000 -1.00%
1980 1,496,000 -1.58%
1979 1,520,000 -1.55%
1978 1,544,000 -1.53%
1977 1,568,000 -1.57%
1976 1,593,000 -1.55%
1975 1,618,000 -1.58%
1974 1,644,000 -1.56%
1973 1,670,000 -1.53%
1972 1,696,000 -1.57%
1971 1,723,000 -0.17%
1970 1,726,000 0.12%
1969 1,724,000 0.17%
1968 1,721,000 0.12%
1967 1,719,000 0.17%
1966 1,716,000 0.12%
1965 1,714,000 0.18%
1964 1,711,000 0.12%
1963 1,709,000 0.12%
1962 1,707,000 0.18%
1961 1,704,000 0.06%
1960 1,703,000 0.06%
1959 1,702,000 0.06%
1958 1,701,000 0.12%
1957 1,699,000 0.06%
1956 1,698,000 0.06%
1955 1,697,000 0.06%
1954 1,696,000 0.06%
1953 1,695,000 0.06%
1952 1,694,000 0.06%
1951 1,693,000 0.06%
1950 1,692,000 0.00%