Authority → Bedford

Bedford Population

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

Last update: January 17, 2024

185,800

Population

5.3%

Unqualified

3.4%

Unemployment

£31,892

Salary

£359,735

Property

Quick answer: Bedford is a local authority in England. The population of Bedford is 185,800. The population per square mile of Bedford is 1,010. The average salary in Bedford is £31,892 per year. The average property price in Bedford is £359,735.


Books about Bedford: Numerous fiction and non-fiction books have been produced about the rich history of Bedford. Here is a link to some of the books about Bedford.


Bedford Demographics


The population of Bedford is 185,800. The population per square mile of Bedford is 1,010. The population has increased by 11,100 in the past year. The population has increased by 52,400 since 1981.


There are more females in Bedford. They account for 50.8% of the population.


Bedford Employment


72.9% of the people in Bedford 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 Bedford is 3.4%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Bedford Student Population


The student population of Bedford is 10,300. Students account for 38.2% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


88.3% of the people in Bedford have an NVQ1 qualification. 82.4% have an NVQ2 qualification. 64.2% have an NVQ3 qualification. 49.5% have an NVQ4 qualification.


5.3% of the people in Bedford have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Bedford Economy


There are 7,465 businesses in Bedford. 90.7% are micro businesses. 7.5% are small businesses. 1.6% are medium businesses. 0.3% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in Bedford are wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles businesses.


Bedford Salary


The average salary in Bedford is £31,892 per year. Males earn 5.7% more.


Salaries in Bedford are 4.47% less than the national average of £33,384.


Bedford Property


The average property price in Bedford is £359,735. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Bedford: £605,742 for detached houses. £363,667 for semi-detached houses. £283,005 for terrace houses. £186,527 for flats.