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County Durham Population

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

Last update: January 17, 2024

521,300

Population

7.8%

Unqualified

4.7%

Unemployment

£28,600

Salary

£138,092

Property

Quick answer: County Durham is a local authority in England. The population of County Durham is 521,300. The population per square mile of County Durham is 496. The average salary in County Durham is £28,600 per year. The average property price in County Durham is £138,092.


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


County Durham Demographics


The population of County Durham is 521,300. The population per square mile of County Durham is 496. The population has decreased by 11,800 in the past year. The population has increased by 9,400 since 1981.


There are more females in County Durham. They account for 51.1% of the population.


County Durham Employment


72.4% of the people in County Durham 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 County Durham is 4.7%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


County Durham Student Population


The student population of County Durham is 19,600. Students account for 24.9% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


84.3% of the people in County Durham have an NVQ1 qualification. 76.5% have an NVQ2 qualification. 52.5% have an NVQ3 qualification. 32.5% have an NVQ4 qualification.


7.8% of the people in County Durham have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


County Durham Economy


There are 14,725 businesses in County Durham. 88.6% are micro businesses. 9.5% are small businesses. 1.6% are medium businesses. 0.3% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in County Durham are education businesses.


County Durham Salary


The average salary in County Durham is £28,600 per year. Males earn 18.0% more.


Salaries in County Durham are 14.33% less than the national average of £33,384.


County Durham Property


The average property price in County Durham is £138,092. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in County Durham: £228,546 for detached houses. £134,115 for semi-detached houses. £109,103 for terrace houses. £80,605 for flats.