Population Of York | York Population 2021

York Population 2021:- York is a cathedral city and unitary authority area, England. York has long-standing buildings and structures, such as a minster, castle and ancient city walls.

In the 19th century, York became a major hub of the railway network and a confectionery manufacturing centre. York was built at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss.


York Population

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

  • 2001:- 181,131
  • 2011:- 198,051
  • York Population 2021:- 215,000 (Estimated)

By looking at the Population from 2001-2020. The Population of York 2021 according to the estimates is 215,000.



The York urban area had a population of 153,717 according to the 2011 UK census, compared with 137,505 in 2001. The population of the City of York (Local Authority) was 198,051 and its ethnic composition was 94.3% White, 1.2% Mixed, 3.4% Asian and 0.6% Black. York’s elderly population (those 65 and over) was 16.9%.

According to the 2001 UK census, York had a total population of 181,094 of whom 93,957 were female and 87,137 were male.

In 2001, the population density of York was 4,368/km2 (11,310/sq mi). Of York’s people, 5.1% were born outside the United Kingdom, significantly lower than the national average of 9.2%. White British form 95% of the population; the largest single minority group was recorded as Asian, at 1.9% of the population.



  • White:- 94.3%
  • Mixed:- 1.2%
  • Asian:- 3.4%
  • Black:- 0.6%
  • Other:- 0.5%



Christianity has the largest religious following in York, 59.5% of people reported as Christian in the 2011 census.

  • Christian:- 59.5%
  • No religion:- 30.1%
  • Muslim:- 1.0%
  • Buddhist:- 0.5%
  • Hindu:- 0.5%
  • Jewish:- 0.1%
  • Sikh:- 0.1%
  • Other religions:- 0.4%
  • Religion not stated:- 7.8%
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York’s economy is mainly dependent on the service industry. Statistics in 2019 showed that tourism supported 24,000 jobs and attracted 8.4 million visitors each year.

The Employment Rate in 2018 was 78.8%. The service industries include public sector employment, health, education, finance, IT and tourism. Tourism has become an important element of the economy, with the city offering a wealth of historic attractions.

York’s economy has been developing in the areas of science, technology and the creative industries. York city became a founding National Science City with the creation of a science park near the University of York. Between 1998 and 2008 York gained 80 new technology companies and 2,800 new jobs in the sector.

The COVID-19 pandemic did cause a slowdown because of restrictions imposed on businesses and on travel in the UK. The “retail, hospitality and tourism sector” was especially hard hit in York.

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