Authority → Wakefield

Wakefield Population

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

Last update: January 17, 2024

353,800

Population

7.2%

Unqualified

3.8%

Unemployment

£31,522

Salary

£192,328

Property

Quick answer: Wakefield is a local authority in England. The population of Wakefield is 353,800. The population per square mile of Wakefield is 2,707. The average salary in Wakefield is £31,522 per year. The average property price in Wakefield is £192,328.


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Wakefield Demographics


The population of Wakefield is 353,800. The population per square mile of Wakefield is 2,707. The population has increased by 2,200 in the past year. The population has increased by 39,300 since 1981.


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


Wakefield Employment


74.9% of the people in Wakefield 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 Wakefield is 3.8%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Wakefield Student Population


The student population of Wakefield is 13,500. Students account for 29.3% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


83.3% of the people in Wakefield have an NVQ1 qualification. 69.7% have an NVQ2 qualification. 47.5% have an NVQ3 qualification. 25.8% have an NVQ4 qualification.


7.2% of the people in Wakefield have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Wakefield Economy


There are 9,985 businesses in Wakefield. 88.1% are micro businesses. 9.4% are small businesses. 2.0% are medium businesses. 0.6% are large businesses.


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


Wakefield Salary


The average salary in Wakefield is £31,522 per year. Males earn 25.5% more.


Salaries in Wakefield are 5.58% less than the national average of £33,384.


Wakefield Property


The average property price in Wakefield is £192,328. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Wakefield: £321,978 for detached houses. £190,120 for semi-detached houses. £155,767 for terrace houses. £101,446 for flats.