Population Of Peterborough | Peterborough Population 2021

Peterborough Population 2021:- Peterborough is a cathedral city and unitary authority area in Cambridgeshire, England. Peterborough is also the largest city in the East Anglia area of England.

The population of Peterborough grew rapidly after the railways arrived in the 19th century, and Peterborough became an industrial centre, particularly known for its brick manufacture. After the Second World War, growth was limited until designation as a New Town in the 1960s.


Peterborough Population

To know the actual Population of Peterborough 2021, We have to look at the population of the past 20 years. They are as follows:

  • 2001:- 156,060
  • 2011:- 183,600
  • Peterborough Population 2021:- 205,00 (Estimated)

By looking at the Population from 2001-2020. The Population of York 2021 according to the estimates is 205,000.



Peterborough had a population of 183,600 according to the 2011 UK census. Due to immigration Peterborough’s population growth was high compared to any British city. Peterborough has a total area of 132.58 sq mi (343.38 km2). Peterborough has a population density of 1,520/sq mi (585/km2).



According to the 2011 Census, 82.5% of Peterborough’s people categorised themselves as white, 2.8% of mixed ethnic groups, 11.7% Asian, 2.3 per cent black and 0.8% other. Amongst the white population, the largest categories were indigenous groups, those being English/Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish/British (70.9%), and other white (10.6%). Those of Pakistani ethnicity accounted for 6.6% of the population and those of Indian ethnicity 2.5.%. The largest black group were those of African ethnicity (1.4%).

Peterborough is home to one of the largest concentrations of Italian immigrants in the UK. The 2011 Census showed that a total of 24,166 migrants moved to Peterborough between 2001 and 2011. Peterborough has experienced significant immigration from the A8 countries that joined the European Union in 2004, and in 2011, 14,134 residents of the city were people born in Central and Eastern Europe.



  • 82.5%:- White
  • 11.7%:- Asian
  • 2.3%:- Black
  • 0.8%:- Other
  • 2.8%:- Mixed



Christianity has the largest following in Peterborough. 56.7% of Peterborough’s people classified themselves as Christian in the 2011 Census. In comparison with the rest of England, Peterborough has a lower proportion of Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews and Sikhs. Peterborough has a higher percentage of Muslims than England as a whole (9.4% compared to 5% nationally).



Peterborough continues to act as an attractor for investment and an engine of growth. The city has experienced an economic boom compared to the rest of the country.

Figures plotting growth from 1995 to 2004, revealed that Peterborough had become the most successful economy among unitary authorities in the East of England. They also revealed that Peterborough’s economy had grown faster than the regional average and any other economy in the region. Peterborough has a strong economy in the environmental goods and services sector and has the largest cluster of environmental businesses in the UK.

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