Population estimates

The resident population of Trafford (mid-2019) is estimated at 237,354.  This is made up of 60,956 individuals aged 0-19 years (25.7%), 135,215 individuals aged 20-64 years (57.1%) and 41,183 individuals aged over 65 years (17.4%). Trafford is similar to England when comparing the population estimates across these age groups (Table 1).

Table 1: Estimated resident population by broad age group for Trafford and England (2019)

Population Estimates Mid-2019 (Broad Age Groups). 0-19 Years: 60,956 (25.7%). 20-64 Years: 135,215 (57%). 65+: 41,182 (17.5%). Total: 237,354 (100%)

Source: Office for National Statistics, 2019

 

Table 2 below presents a more detailed breakdown of Trafford’s resident population by gender and five year age group using ONS mid-2019 estimates.  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 14,321 (6% of total) and the over-90 population at 2,357 (1% of total) for mid-2019.

Table 2: Estimated resident population (mid-2019) of Trafford by gender and 5-year age group

Population Estimates breakdown Gender and 5yr Age Group

Source: Office for National Statistics, 2019

 

Figure 1 presents the population pyramid for Trafford and compares the age distribution of Trafford with England. Trafford has a higher percentage of population aged 5 to 14 years and older working age groups (35-54 years) compared with England. Trafford has fewer individuals aged 20- 29 years compared with England. For all other age groups, the distribution is similar to England.

Figure 1: Population pyramid presenting the percentage composition by 5-year age group and gender of resident population in Trafford compared with England (mid-2019 estimates)

Mid2019PopulationPyramid

Source: Office for National Statistics, 2019

 

Population growth (2011-2019)

Since the 2011 Census, the resident population of Trafford is estimated to have increased by 4.5% in mid-2019 lower than growth of 6% across England.

Across different broad age groups, the number of 0-19 year olds living in Trafford increased by 4,114 (7.2%) and the number of over 65s by 4,716 (12.9%), whereas the number of people aged 20-64 has increased by 1433 (1.1%).

The estimated number of under 5 years of age residents in Trafford decreased between the years 2011 and 2019 by 567 (3.8%), whereas the number of people aged 90 years and over increased by 631 (36.6%). Table 3 presents a comparison of the population of Trafford in 2011 and 2019 by 5 year age group and the number and percentage of growth between the two years for Trafford and England.

Table 3: Growth in estimated resident population between 2011 and 2019 in Trafford compared with England

Population Growth from 2011-2019

  Source: Office for National Statistics, 2019


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