Bradford - Demographics


As of the 2001 UK census, Bradford had a population of 293,277. There were 106,680 households in Bradford, and the population density was 4,560 inhabitants per square kilometre (11,820/sq mi). For every 100 females, there were 92.9 males. Bradford has the youngest, fastest growing population outside London.

The census showed that 69.3% (203,240) of Bradford's population was White, 1.9% (5,572) Mixed Race, 26.1% (76,545) Asian, 1.3% (3,812) Black and 1.4% (4,105) from other races. 22.1% of the population are of British Asian origin, this percentage being part of the 26.1% above, the third highest percentage of South Asians in a single settlement in England and Wales behind the city of Leicester (29.9%) and the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Nearly half of all Asians living in Yorkshire and the Humber live in Bradford, with the central wards of Bradford Moor, City, Little Horton, Manningham and Toller having large majority Asian populations, whereas outlying wards of Bradford such as Thornton and Allerton, Idle and Thackley, Eccleshill, Wibsey, Wyke, Clayton, Wrose, Tong and Royds have predominantly white populations.

The ONS Regional Trends report, published in June 2009, showed that some parts of Bradford suffer from the highest levels of deprivation in the country, while other areas of Bradford are some of the least deprived in the country. Infant mortality is double the national average, and life expectancy is slightly lower than in other parts of the district. A 2012 survey claimed that residents of Bradford had more sex than any other city in the UK.

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