The data from last year’s Census, detailing life in the UK, has been released, and with it a document for the Lincoln area.
The city data, complied by the City of Lincoln Council, highlights the growth in Lincoln’s population, the rise of residents aged between 20-24 and over 60, and interesting results regarding immigration.
Here is a breakdown of the results. The full document can be read at the bottom of the page.
- Lincoln’s population has grown by 8.8% since 2001 to 93,100 residents.
- It is a densely populated city of 2,597 people per square kilometre.
- Residents in their 20s make up 1/5 of the population.
- Since 2001 there has been an 11.7% reduction in the number of children aged 0-14.
- This has been met with a large 49.3% increase in the number of residents aged 20-24.
- Lincoln has an ageing population, with people aged 60+ projected to increase to 23% of the population by 2021.
- Lincoln is estimated to have the highest number of short term migrants in the county.
- There are an estimated 39,800 residential households in the city.
- Despite declining, Christianity remains the most prominent religion or belief in Lincoln, accounting for 54,265 (58%) residents.
- This decline has been met with an increase of people of No Religion, which increased by 110% to 30,456 residents.
- Despite only accounting for 1% of Lincoln’s population, Islam was the fastest growing religion in Lincoln over the last decade, increasing by 148%.
- The slowest growing ethnic group in Lincoln was White British, which increased by 2%, and now make up 89% of the population.
- In contrast, the number of White Other residents increased by 355%, and now make up 5% of the population.
- ￼In 2001, 5% of residents (4,307) were born outside of the UK. In 2011, this had increased to 9.8% of residents (9,158).
- Residents from EU Accession States (mostly eastern and central European), make up 4% of the population (3,607 residents).
Dependent Children and Health
- Just over one quarter of households in Lincoln contain dependent children (26% / 10,203).
- 26% (10,370) of households also contain someone with a long-term health problem or disability.
- Additionally, 16.7% (1,728) of households that contain someone with a long-term health problem or disability also contain dependent children.
- The majority of homes in Lincoln are privately owned, with 31% (12,215) being mortgaged and 24% (9,717) being owned outright.
- Private landlords and lettings agencies account for the next most common tenure, followed by local authority lettings.
There are 2,959 lone parent households in Lincoln, with 59% of lone parents being in employment – the most common employment type being part-time.