Wales population statistics

In 2020, there were 3.2M residents in Wales region with an average age of 41.9 years. Population density was 153 residents per square kilometer. Population grew by 8.4% since 2002 and population average age increased by 2.2 years in the same period. Based on Census, there were 2.35 residents per household in 2011.


total residents
estimates 2020


average age
estimates 2020


population density
estimates 2020


residents per household
Census 2011

Wales population density map

shows a number of residents per square kilometer(km2), estimates from 2020.

Wales population density map

Wales population average age map

Population average age by LSOA (County) in 2018.

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 2020. Females are shown on the left, males are shown on the right.

Wales population pyramid by year

Wales population share by decade of age

Shares of population age groups compared to corresponding shares of population groups in England & Wales, 2020.

Wales population share by decade of age by year

Wales working age population share

Working age population share compared to working age population share in England & Wales, 2020.

Wales working age population share
age grouphead-count% share of population% for Eng & Wales

Wales average age rank

Comparison of regions average ages, 2020 population estimates.


average age


England & Wales
average age

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

Plumplot area insights - interactive charts and maps

Plumplot area insights - interactive maps and charts

Other reports for Wales region

population changes

census 2021

home energy efficiency

energy costs

property prices

home features

salary and unemployment

crime statistics