This page contains the key data for Knowsley around population, housing, economy and employment. The data contained here will be updated on the last day of each month with any new data that becomes available.
Knowsley’s 2016 population was estimated to be 147,231. Almost a fifth of the borough’s population (18.4%) are aged 0-14 years. 12.8% are young adults (aged 15-24). Almost a fifth (18.3%) are aged 25-39. People aged 40-59 make up the largest single age group (27.9% of the population). Over a fifth of the population (22.6%) are aged 60 or over, of which 14.6% are aged 60-74 and 7.9% are aged 75 or over.
Ward level population
The table below shows the current Knowsley population split by the 15 ward areas by the four main age bands;
The chart below shows the differences between wards by the percentage age split within each area. Although the 20-64 age bracket makes up the highest percentage in each ward there are some differences in each ward such as the Roby ward having a much higher proportion of 65+ residents (24%) than Shevington (11.2%).
For greater population detail, the following link contains the breakdown of the population by ward in Knowsley by single age. This allows for users to access the total numbers of residents at a single age point or between two ages in each of the council wards
As the tables above show, the breakdown by age across the Borough can show marked differences. The map below shows the distribution by ward across Knowsley in a more visual way with the darker areas indicating the wards with the highest numbers of population.
For further information, the link below will access a customisable map which shows Knowsley broken down into the four main age groups and shows in more detail the special distribution of the population of the Borough.
The breakdown of the ethnicity of the residents of the Borough, has not varied greatly, with the vast majority of residents identifying as “White British” (93%), with all other residents accounting for 8% overall.
The latest population projections show that by 2039, the Knowsley population is expected to reach 151,953 should the current population trend continue.
The table below shows how the population has changed between 2006 and 2016, and how it may change between 2016 and 2026, and 2016 and 2039.
Factors Affecting Population
The main factors that effect population in Knowsley include, Live births, Deaths, Internal Immigration and Internal Emigration.
The table shows the numbers for all four factors from 2008 through to 2016;
This table shows the expected healthy life expectancy for Knowsley and although the overall life expectancy is greater for females it is clear that the healthy life expectancy is slightly greater in the male population.
The table below shows the overall life expectancy across the council wards and Roby has the highest expectancy for males (79.8 years) and Whiston and Cronton for females (84.2 years).
The links below contain further data and information around population and can be used to compare to other local authorities as well as the UK overall.
Annual population estimates for the UK and its constituent countries, the regions and counties of England, and local authorities and their equivalents. Estimates for lower and middle layer Super Output Areas, Westminster parliamentary constituencies, electoral wards and National Parks in England and Wales and clinical commissioning groups in England.
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