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Wales population statistics

In 2017, there were 3.1M residents in Wales region with an average age of 41.5 years. Population density was 151 residents per square kilometer. In England and Wales, the average age was 40. Based on Census, there were 2.35 residents per household in 2011.


total residents
estimates 2017


average age
estimates 2017


population density
estimates 2017


residents per household
Census 2011

Wales population density map

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

Wales population density map

Wales population average age map

Population average age by LSOA (County) in 2017.

Wales population average age map

Wales population growth

Total population per year outlines headcount differences.

Wales population growth

Wales 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.

Wales births and deaths

Wales 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.

Wales population pyramid by year

Wales population share by decade of age

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

Wales population share by decade of age by year

Wales population by working age group

age grouphead-countshare in population

Wales average age rank

Comparison of regions average ages, 2017 population estimates.

Wales average age rank by year

Wales population average age

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

Wales population average age by year

Associated reports:

Wales population changes

Wales home energy certificates

Wales energy costs

Wales real estate market

Wales crime statistics

Wales home features

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