Population of Stockport

What is the Population of Stockport?

The population of Stockport is 291,775 people according to the latest data from the office for national statistics – ons.gov.uk.

More information can be seen on the national statistics website – such as age groups, population structure, employment rates, inflation news, and most recently, Covid-19 & Coronavirus related statistics.

Stockport & Greater Manchester

Stockport is a city in Greater Manchester located just outside of the M60 motorway, in the North West of the UK. The council is the Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council.

The population of Stockport grew steadily throughout most of its history until about 1801 which was when cotton factories were built in and around the area that made it one of England’s largest mill towns at that time.

Office for National Statistics

The office for national statistics is a population census in the UK. They are responsible for counting how many people reside within a particular region, as well as allocating population totals to that area’s constituent wards or electoral divisions which can be useful when determining population density and how it fluctuates throughout various periods of time.

National statistics provide population estimates at a national, regional and local level. They are also responsible for population projections which show how the population might change in future years.

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Stockport council is responsible for providing a large number of services in the area. these include:

  Highways and transport

  Waste management services.

  Benefits, support and advice

  Parking roads and travel

  The environment

  Business services

  Schools and Education

  Council tax

  Planning and building

Age groups

The 291,775 population of Stockport can be divided into different age groups.

According to the City Population website, here is a breakdown of approximate numbers per age group:

Age Groups

0-17 years = 63,518

18-64 years = 171,179

65+ years = 58,726


The website for The office for national statistics


The website for Stockport metropolitan borough


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