TRAFFORD-JSNA

Population estimates

The resident population of Trafford at mid-2017 is estimated at 235,493.  This is made up of 60,302 people aged 0-19 years (25.6% of the total population), 134,572 people aged 20-64 years (57.1% of total) and 40,619 people aged over 65 years (17.2% of total).   On these measures, Trafford is fairly similar to England in age structure (Table 1).

Table 1: Estimated resident population by broad age group; Trafford versus England, 2017

Source: ONS Mid-2017 population estimates

Table 2 shows a more detailed breakdown of Trafford’s resident population by sex and by 5 year age group.  The age groups with the greatest health needs tend to be the very young and the very old.  The under-5 population in Trafford is estimated at 14,853 (6.3% of total) and the over 90 population at 2,190 (0.9% of total).

Table 2: Estimated resident population of Trafford by gender and 5-year age group

Source: ONS Mid-2017 Population Estimates

Figure 1 compares the age distribution of Trafford with England.  The pyramid shows that Trafford has proportionally fewer people aged 20-30 years, but proportionally more people in the older working age groups.

Figure 1: Percentage composition by 5-year age group and gender of resident population; Trafford versus England; mid-2017 estimates

Source: ONS Mid-2017 Population Estimates


Population growth (2011-2017)

Since the 2011 Census, the resident population of Trafford is estimated to have increased by 3.7% (8,402 people), proportionally lower than growth across England as a whole (4.7%)

According to broad age group, the number of 0-19 year olds living in Trafford increased by 3,460 (6.1%) and the number of over 65s by 4,152 (11.4%), whereas the number of people aged 20-64 has increased by 790 (0.6%).

The age groups with the greatest health needs tend to be the very young and the very old.  The estimated number of under 5s resident in Trafford decreased slightly between 2011 and 2017 (by 35 or -0.2%), whereas the number of people aged 90 and over increased by 464 (26.9%). Table 4 gives a more detailed comparison of the population of Trafford in 2011 and 2017 by sex and by 5 year age group.

Figure 4: Growth in estimated resident population between 2011 and 2017; Trafford compared to England

Source: ONS Mid-2017 population estimates

 

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