Population of Darwen

Darwen is a market town in Lancashire, North West England.

Statistics from the latest published census shows the population of Darwen is 28,046.

Darwen is part of Blackburn with Darwen, a unitary authority. The population of Blackburn with Darwen is 155,800.

The local authority for the town is Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.

Whites are the biggest ethnic group in Darwen. The white population is above the England average.

Christians are the largest religious group in the town. Muslims are the next largest religious group. However, the percentage of Muslims here is less than the national average.

2021 Census - Darwen

The census is a nationwide head count that provides data on population numbers and social issues.

Censuses have taken place in the UK every 10 years since 1801.

They are currently run in England and Wales by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), in Northern Ireland by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NIRSA), and in Scotland by National Records of Scotland (NRS).

The census provides national and local statistics. Census data plays an important part in planning and delivering government services, developing laws, and allocating funds.

The 2021 Census took place on 21 March 2021. It was the first census to be carried out primarily online.

The statistics from the 2021 Census for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland will be issued in summer 2022.

The 2011 census was prior to this. Demographic data for Darwen is below.

2011 Census Data - Resident Population of Darwen

As of today, the most recent published UK Census data was for 2011. Results of the 2011 United Kingdom Census showed that the total population of Darwen was 28,046.

The number of males living in Darwen was 13,829 (49.31% of the total resident population). The number of females was 14,217 (50.69% of the total resident population).

Population Density

Darwen covers an area of 1,981 hectares. The population density was 14.15 persons per hectare.

2011 Census Data - Ethnic Groups in Darwen

Whites were the largest ethnic group in Darwen. 26,586 (94.79%) of the total population of 28,046 identified as white.

Darwen has a higher percentage white population than the average for England (85.42%).

Asians were the second-largest ethnic group in Darwen. 1,039 (3.70%) of the population identified as Asian.

Darwen has a lower percentage Asian population than the average for England (7.82%).

EthnicityNumber%
White26,58694.79
Mixed2440.87
Asian1,0393.70
Black1000.36
Total28,046100.00

2011 Census Data - Religion in Darwen

Christians were the largest religious group in Darwen. 19,262 (68.68%) of the total population of 28,046 identified as Christian.

Darwen has a higher percentage Christian population than the average for England (59.38%).

Muslims were the second-largest religious group in Darwen. 798 (2.85%) of the population identified as Muslim.

Darwen has a lower percentage Muslim population than the average for England (5.02%).

ReligionNumber%
Christian19,26268.68
Muslim7982.85
Hindu420.15
Buddhist690.25
Sikh240.09
Jewish90.03
Other760.27
No Religion5,91321.08
Religion Not Stated1,8536.61
Total28,046100.00

2011 Census Data - Resident Population of Darwen - Country of Birth

26,606 (94.87%) of the 28,046 residents of Darwen were born in the UK; 25,679 in England, 701 in Scotland, 128 in Wales, and 97 in Northern Ireland.

91 (0.32%) were born in the Republic of Ireland, 530 (1.89%) in other EU countries, and 819 (2.92%) in other countries.

Country of BirthNumber%
England25,67991.56
Scotland7012.50
Wales1280.46
Northern Ireland970.35
Republic of Ireland910.32
Other EU5301.89
Other Countries8192.92