Area and population density
The Lancashire-12 area in 2020 recorded a population density of 424 people per square kilometre, while the figure for the Lancashire-14 area was higher at 494.
The Lancashire-12 figure (424) was lower than the England (434) and North West (522) figures but in excess of the United Kingdom (UK) average of 276. The Lancashire-14 population density figure of 494 per square kilometre was greater than both the England (434) and UK (276) figures but lower than the North West average of 522 persons per square kilometre.
The highly urbanised authority of Blackpool had by far the highest population density in the Lancashire-14 area with 3,968 people per square kilometre. Hyndburn (1,111), Blackburn with Darwen (1,095) and Preston (1,013) were the other three Lancashire-14 authorities with population densities in excess of 1,000. Ribble Valley, with 106 people per square kilometre, was by far the least densely populated authority in the Lancashire-14 area.
|Area||Area (km2)||Population||Population density (people per km2)|
|Blackburn with Darwen||137||150,030||1,095|
|England and Wales||151,047||59,719,724||395|
Page updated 4 October 2021