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Contains: Ageing Population, Population Change

Related to: Ethnicity, Ill Health and Disability, Socio-economic Inequality, Sex and Gender, Students

Key Facts:

  • There were 184,874 residents of Bath and North East Somerset in 2015, nearly 3,000 more than in 2014
  • Bath & North East Somerset covers an area of approximately 135.2 square miles/ 350.5 square km. 1
  • Bath and North East Somerset has a significantly higher proportion of residents (11%) aged 20-24 than nationally (6.6%), this can be attributed to the high student population.

Residential Population2

Bath & North East Somerset covers an area of approximately 350.5 square km. 3 4 

Population density across B&NES has increased by nearly 8% over the last ten years from 495 people per sq. km in 2005 to 534 people per sq. km in 2015. 5

Using this data for small areas 6 it is also possible to derive local population density at a neighbourhood level. There is significant variation between areas in Bath and North East Somerset, ranging from a population density of 51 people per square Km in Corston to nearly 10,000 for Oldfield Park West in Bath. 

GP Registered Population
There were 197,040 7 registed patients on the lists of GP surgeries in Bath and North East Somerset in June 2013. This is greater than the residential population as a result of the fact that residents do not have to register with GPs in their local authority area.