Area and population density

The Lancashire-12 area in 2019 recorded a population density of 422 per square kilometre, while the figure for Lancashire-14 was higher at 492. Both were in excess of the England and Wales average of 394.

The highly urbanised authority of Blackpool had by far the highest population density in the Lancashire-14 area with 3,999 people per square kilometre. Hyndburn, Blackburn with Darwen and Preston were the other three Lancashire authorities with population densities in excess of 1,000. Ribble Valley, with 104 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)
Burnley 111 88,920 803
Chorley 203 118,216 583
Fylde 166 80,780 488
Hyndburn 73 81,043 1,110
Lancaster 567 146,038 258
Pendle 169 92,112 544
Preston 142 143,135 1,006
Ribble Valley 583 60,888 104
Rossendale 138 71,482 518
South Ribble 113 110,788 979
West Lancashire 347 114,306 330
Wyre 282 112,091 397
Lancashire-12 2,894 1,219,799 422
Blackburn with Darwen 137 149,696 1,092
Blackpool 35 139,446 3,999
Lancashire-14 3,066 1,508,941 492
North West 14,108 7,341,196 520
England and Wales 151,047 59,439,840 394

Source Office for National Statistics: Mid-Year Population Estimates

Page updated September 2020