Population Of Swindon | Swindon Population 2021

Swindon Population 2021:- Swindon is a large town in Wiltshire, South West England. In the 2011 census, Swindon town had a recorded population of 182,441. The Town Development Act 1952 led to a major increase in its population. Residents of Swindon are known as Swindonians.


Swindon Population

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

  • 2001:- 180,051
  • 2011:- 209,156
  • Swindon Population 2021:- 225,000 (Estimated)

By looking at the Population from 2001-2020. The Population of Swindon 2021 according to the estimates is 225,000.



The 2011 UK census recorded a population of 209,156 people in the Swindon Unitary Authority, with a 50/50 balance of males and females. 24.5% of the population were under 20 years of age; 19.1% were 60 or over.

As of 2011, 57.5% of people identify themselves as Christians, a reduction from 70% in 2001. This is followed by those of no religion (31%), Muslims (1.7%), Sikhs (0.6%), Hindus (1.2%), other (0.5%) and Judaism (0.1%).

In 2015, Public Health England found that 70.4% of the population was either overweight or obese.

The area of Swindon was 46.2 km2 (29 square miles) or 3,949 people per square kilometre (6357 per square mile).



  • White British:- 83.3%
  • Asian:- 7.0%
  • Black:- 1.5%


Swindon is one of the most ethnically diverse towns in South West England.

After the end of World War II, Polish refugees were temporarily housed in barracks at RAF Fairford. Around 1950, some settled in Scotland and others in Swindon rather than stay in the barracks or hostels they were offered.



Major employers include the Honda car production plant, which is scheduled to close in July 2021, at the former Vickers-Armstrongs Supermarine aircraft factory, BMW/Mini in Stratton, Dolby Labs, international engineering consultancy firm Halcrow, and retailer W H Smith’s distribution centre and headquarters. Intel has its European head office on the south side of the town. Swindon also has the head office of the National Trust.

Other employers include all of the national Research Councils, the British Computer Society, TE Connectivity, Lok’nStore and consumer goods supplier Reckitt Benckiser.

Swindon is currently the location of the UK Space Agency headquarters. Previously Swindon was a centre of excellence for 3G and 4G mobile telecommunications research and development for Motorola, Alcatel, Lucent Technologies, Nokia Siemens Networks and Cisco.

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