Made in Preston, the website about Preston, Lancashire

PLACES AROUND PRESTON

Population First Census Estimate in 2011

by the Office of National Statistics (ONS)

Interesting that Preston has grown by 10,000 in the last 10 years. The North West by 300,000 mainly in the urban belt near Manchester.

The population of Preston is forecast to reach 145,000 by 2021 according to the Preston Council website, based on a forecast from the 2011 census.

Wigan has 317,000 yet Wigan itself is only 80,000. So these are districts which take in surrounding areas although Preston seems to be restricted to its boundaries. I'd think the natural area for Preston will include a lot of the surrounding areas like South Ribble for example.

Preston
140,200
South Ribble
109,100
Area on the other side of the River Ribble from Preston. Includes; Walton Le Dale, Bamber Bridge, Lostock Hall, Farington, Leyland. Cotton and trucks.
Blackpool
142,100
20 miles west of Preston. Reknowned holiday resort.
Bolton
276,800
20 miles south east of Preston, large town similar background to Preston, grown mainly through cotton.
Blackburn/Darwen
147,500
15 miles east of Preston, large former cotton town.
Wigan Area
317,800
15 miles south of Preston, former coal mining and cotton town.
Burnley
87,000
20 miles east, former cotton town, also coal mining.
Lancaster
138,500
20 miles north, county town, castle, former port.
Ribble Valley
57,100
North east of Preston, agricultural area; comprising; Longridge, Clitheroe, Whalley.
Fylde
75,800
West of Preston including Kirkham, Lytham - St Annes.
West Lancs
110,700
West of Preston, south of the river, Ormskirk and Burscough.
Wyre
107,700
North west of Preston including Garstang, Fleetwood and Poulton Le Fylde.
Chorley
107,200
7 miles south of Preston.
North West
7,052,200
England
53,012,500
UK*
62,641,100
*2010 estimate as Scotland hasn't released 2011.

 

Population Estimated in 2007

by the Office of National Statistics (ONS)

Interesting that Preston has grown by 2,000 in the last few years and the North West by 150,000. I'm not fully clear on how these figures are formed as Wigan has 305,000 yet Wigan itself is only 80,000. So these are districts which take in surrounding areas although Preston seems to be restricted to its boundaries. I'd think the natural area for Preston will include a lot of the surrounding areas like South Ribble for example.

Preston
131,900
South Ribble
106,700
Area on the other side of the River Ribble from Preston. Includes; Walton Le Dale, Bamber Bridge, Lostock Hall, Farington, Leyland. Cotton and trucks.
Blackpool
142,500
20 miles west of Preston. Reknowned holiday resort.
Bolton
262,300
20 miles south east of Preston, large town similar background to Preston, grown mainly through cotton.
Blackburn/Darwen
140,900
15 miles east of Preston, large former cotton town.
Wigan Area
305,600
15 miles south of Preston, former coal mining and cotton town.
Burnley
87,500
20 miles east, former cotton town, also coal mining.
Lancaster
143,500
20 miles north, county town, castle, former port.
Ribble Valley
53,960
North east of Preston, agricultural area; comprising; Longridge, Clitheroe, Whalley.
Fylde
76,400
West of Preston including Kirkham, Lytham - St Annes.
West Lancs
109,800
West of Preston, south of the river, Ormskirk and Burscough.
Wyre
110,900
North west of Preston including Garstang, Fleetwood and Poulton Le Fylde.
Chorley
104,100
7 miles south of Preston.
North West
6,864,300
England
51,092,000
UK
60,975,200

 

2001 Census

Preston
129,633
South Ribble*
103,867
Area on the other side of the River Ribble from Preston. Includes; Walton Le Dale, Bamber Bridge, Lostock Hall, Farington, Leyland. Cotton and trucks.
Blackpool
142,283
20 miles west of Preston. Reknowned holiday resort.
Bolton
261,037
20 miles south east of Preston, large town similar background to Preston, grown mainly through cotton.
Blackburn/Darwen
137,470
15 miles east of Preston, large former cotton town.
Wigan Area
301,405
15 miles south of Preston, former coal mining and cotton town.
Burnley
89,542
20 miles east, former cotton town, also coal mining.
Lancaster
133,914
20 miles north, county town, castle, former port.
Ribble Valley*
53,960
North east of Preston, agricultural area; comprising; Longridge, Clitheroe, Whalley.
Fylde*
73,217
West of Preston including Kirkham, Lytham - St Annes.
West Lancs*
108,378
West of Preston, south of the river, Ormskirk and Burscough.
Wyre*
105,618
North west of Preston including Garstang, Fleetwood and Poulton Le Fylde.
Chorley
100,449
7 miles south of Preston.
North West
6,729,764
England
49,138,831
UK
58,789,194

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