Authority → West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Population

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

Last update: January 17, 2024

2,350,000

Population

8.5%

Unqualified

4.2%

Unemployment

£30,524

Salary

£223,055

Property

Quick answer: West Yorkshire is a local authority in England. The population of West Yorkshire is 2,350,000. The population per square mile of West Yorkshire is 3,001. The average salary in West Yorkshire is £30,524 per year. The average property price in West Yorkshire is £223,055.


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


West Yorkshire Demographics


The population of West Yorkshire is 2,350,000. The population per square mile of West Yorkshire is 3,001. The population has increased by 4,800 in the past year. The population has increased by 283,500 since 1981.


There are more females in West Yorkshire. They account for 51.1% of the population.


West Yorkshire Employment


73.8% of the people in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire is 4.2%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


West Yorkshire Student Population


The student population of West Yorkshire is 100,800. Students account for 30.2% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


85.0% of the people in West Yorkshire have an NVQ1 qualification. 74.8% have an NVQ2 qualification. 57.9% have an NVQ3 qualification. 38.3% have an NVQ4 qualification.


8.5% of the people in West Yorkshire have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


West Yorkshire Economy


There are 80,580 businesses in West Yorkshire. 88.4% are micro businesses. 9.4% are small businesses. 1.8% are medium businesses. 0.4% are large businesses.


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


West Yorkshire Salary


The average salary in West Yorkshire is £30,524 per year. Males earn 20.0% more.


Salaries in West Yorkshire are 8.57% less than the national average of £33,384.


West Yorkshire Property


The average property price in West Yorkshire is £223,055. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in West Yorkshire: £366,295 for detached houses. £220,464 for semi-detached houses. £168,086 for terrace houses. £137,376 for flats.