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Reading population statistics

In 2017, there were 826k residents in Reading postcode area with an average age of 39.3 years. Population density was 432 residents per square kilometer. In England and Wales, the average age was 40. Based on Census, there were 2.48 residents per household in 2011.


total residents
estimates 2017


average age
estimates 2017


population density
estimates 2017


residents per household
Census 2011

Reading population density map

shows a number of residents per square kilometer(km2), estimates from 2017.

Reading population density map

Reading population average age map

Population average age by LSOA (County) in 2017.

Reading population average age map

Reading population growth

Total population per year outlines headcount differences.

Reading population growth

Reading births and deaths

by year. Figures are for deaths registered, rather than deaths occurring in each calendar year. It can take months for a death referred to a coroner to be registered.

Reading births and deaths

Reading population pyramid

shows the distribution of various age groups in a population in 2017. Females are shown on the left, males are shown on the right.

Reading population pyramid by year

Reading population share by decade of age

Ordered from the most to the least populous age group, 2017.

Reading population share by decade of age by year

Reading population by working age group

age grouphead-countshare in population

Reading average age rank

Comparison of postcode areas average ages, 2017 population estimates.

Reading average age rank by year

Reading population average age

Annual area statistics of Reading's population average age compared to country statistics.

Reading population average age by year

Reading residential areas map

Purple-colored areas are business or industrial areas. Green-colored areas provide quieter surroundings and better living. Map is based on a UK Census 2011 data. Colors calculated from the ratio of number of residents divided by a number of workday people.

Reading residential areas map

Associated reports:

Reading population changes

Reading home energy certificates

Reading energy costs

Reading salary and unemployment

Reading real estate market

Reading crime statistics

Reading home features

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