Authority → Barnsley

Barnsley Population

Here are the latest population statistics on Barnsley in the United Kingdom. The data is updated regularly per the latest population statistics releases.

Last update: January 17, 2024

244,900

Population

9.3%

Unqualified

4.0%

Unemployment

£29,323

Salary

£163,666

Property

Quick answer: Barnsley is a local authority in England. The population of Barnsley is 244,900. The population per square mile of Barnsley is 1,927. The average salary in Barnsley is £29,323 per year. The average property price in Barnsley is £163,666.


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Barnsley Demographics


The population of Barnsley is 244,900. The population per square mile of Barnsley is 1,927. The population has decreased by 3,200 in the past year. The population has increased by 18,700 since 1981.


There are more females in Barnsley. They account for 50.9% of the population.


Barnsley Employment


69.1% of the people in Barnsley are in employment. There are more males in employment. The definition of employment is being employed or self-employed and aged 16 to 64.


The unemployment rate in Barnsley is 4.0%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Barnsley Student Population


The student population of Barnsley is 6,500. Students account for 15.2% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


85.5% of the people in Barnsley have an NVQ1 qualification. 73.4% have an NVQ2 qualification. 51.6% have an NVQ3 qualification. 31.2% have an NVQ4 qualification.


9.3% of the people in Barnsley have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Barnsley Economy


There are 6,870 businesses in Barnsley. 88.5% are micro businesses. 9.7% are small businesses. 1.3% are medium businesses. 0.5% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in Barnsley are human health and social work activities businesses.


Barnsley Salary


The average salary in Barnsley is £29,323 per year. Males earn 15.0% more.


Salaries in Barnsley are 12.17% less than the national average of £33,384.


Barnsley Property


The average property price in Barnsley is £163,666. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Barnsley: £267,199 for detached houses. £163,603 for semi-detached houses. £130,983 for terrace houses. £92,878 for flats.