West Yorkshire Urban Area

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West Yorkshire Urban Area
2011 West Yorkshire Built-up Area.svg
2011 West Yorkshire Built-up Area map
Area 487.8 km2 (188.3 sq mi)
Population 1,777,934 
• Density 3,645/km2 (9,440/sq mi)
OS grid reference SE455215
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

The West Yorkshire Built-up Area, previously known as the West Yorkshire Urban Area is a term used by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to refer to a conurbation in West Yorkshire, England, based on the cities of Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield, and the large towns of Huddersfield and Halifax. It is the 4th largest urban area in the United Kingdom. However, it excludes towns such as Castleford, Pontefract and Wetherby which though part of the county of West Yorkshire are considered independently. There are substantial areas of agricultural land within the designated area - more than in any other official urban area in England - many of the towns and cities are only just connected with one another by narrow outlying strips of development.

West Yorkshire Urban Area map in 2001

Urban subdivisions

The ONS gives the conurbation a population of 1,777,934 (2011 census),[1] which makes it the fourth-most populous in the UK. The ONS partitions the area down into 39 sub-divisions:[1]

Three further subdivisions are given[2] with no population numbers as they are present or former industrial areas with no resident population.

Rawdon is the subdivision name for Horsfirth Vale, on which a former industrial plant was redeveloped for housing from 2010, too late to be recorded for the 2011 census.

# Subdivision Population 2011 Population 2001[3] Population 1991[4] Population 1981[5]
1 Leeds  474,632 443,247 424,194 445,242
2 Bradford  349,561 293,717 289,376 293,336
3 Huddersfield  162,949 146,234 143,726 147,825
4 Wakefield  99,251 76,886 73,955 74,764
5 Halifax  88,134
6 Batley  80,485 49,448 48,030 45,582
7 Dewsbury  62,945 54,341 50,168 49,612
8 Keighley  53,331 49,453 49,567 49,188
9 Brighouse  33,286 32,360 32,198 32,597
10 Pudsey  32,216 32,391 31,636 31,943
11 Morley  29,673 54,051 47,579 44,652
12 Shipley  28,694 28,162 28,165 28,815
13 Bingley  22,493 19,884 19,585 18,954
14 Holmfirth  21,706
15 Ossett  21,231 21,076 20,405 20,417
16 Yeadon  19,668
17 Rothwell  19,512
18 Mirfield  19,330 18,390 18,459 18,599
19 Horsforth  18,895 18,928 18,593 19,205
20 Liversedge  17,697
21 Baildon  15,944 15,368 15,385 14,907
22 Otley  14,215
23 Heckmondwike  12,085 11,291 9,855 9,775
24 Guiseley  11,960
25 Cleckheaton  11,648
26 Horbury  10,361 10,002 9,186 9,792
27 Burley in Wharfedale  7,041
28 Haworth  6,379
29 Thornton 5,289
30 Sowerby Bridge  4,601
31 Menston  4,369 4,660 4,888 4,865
32 Netherton  3,686
33 Robin Hood  3,573
34 Walton  3,231
35 Middlestown  2,366
36 Scholes  2,317
37 Bottom Boat  1,169
38 East Morton  1,169
39 Carlton 842
Guiseley/Yeadon 31,381 31,104 30,811
Cleckheaton and Liversedge 26,796 27,151 26,340
Lofthouse/Stanley 22,947 19,136 17,439
Holmfirth/Honley 22,690 21,979 21,138
Queensbury 8,718 7,424 7,410
Shelf 4,496 4,237 4,204
New Farnley 2,548
Total 1,777,934 1,499,465 1,445,981 1,467,412

2011 subdivision notes:

Lofthouse merged into Batley.
Stanley merged into Wakefield.
Honley merged into Holmfirth.
Queensbury and Shelf merged into Bradford.
New Farnley merged into Leeds.

References

  1. ^ a b "2011 Census - Built-up areas". ONS. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "West Yorkshire BUA". statistics.data.gov.uk. ONS. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "Census 2001: Key Statistics for urban areas in England and Wales" (PDF). Archived from the original on 2016-01-05. 
  4. ^ "1991 Urban Areas". Archived from the original on 2006-07-18. 
  5. ^ Census 1981 : key statistics for urban areas : the North, cities and towns. Great Britain. Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. London: H.M.S.O. 1984. ISBN 0116910615. OCLC 10979725. 

Coordinates: 53°43′N 1°38′W / 53.717°N 1.633°W / 53.717; -1.633

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