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Coordinates: 53°23′42″N 1°27′18″W / 53.395°N 1.455°W / 53.395; -1.455

Sheffield Urban Area map.
Sheffield Centre at Night

The Sheffield Urban Area is a conurbation in the North of England with a population of 685,368 according to the 2011 census.[1] This was a 7% increase on the 2001 population of 640,720[2] making it the 8th largest conurbation in the United Kingdom and England's 6th largest. Named the Sheffield Urban Area by the Office for National Statistics, it must not be confused with the Sheffield City Region, a non-government term, although often used, particularly by the business community. In 2001 the population density of the urban area was 3,949.2 people per km2 [3] by 2011 this had increased slightly to 4,092 people per km2.[1]

The city of Sheffield contributes just over two thirds of the population of the whole conurbation.

Places in the conurbation

The conurbation's population is made up of the following settlements as defined by the Office for National Statistics:

Area District Population (1991)[4] Population (2001)[2] Population (2011)[1]
Aughton Rotherham 14,122 13,456 -
Beighton Sheffield 9,467 10,676 -
Catcliffe Rotherham - - 2,108
Chapeltown Sheffield 23,479 22,665 -
Eckington North East Derbyshire - - 7,386
Killamarsh North East Derbyshire - - 9,251
Mosborough/Highlane Sheffield 15,222 18,585 -
Rawmarsh Rotherham 18,085 18,210 18,498
Rotherham Rotherham 121,380 117,262 109,691
Sheffield Sheffield 431,607 439,866 518,090
Swallownest Rotherham - - 15,022
Thorpe Hesley Rotherham - - 4,427
Total population 633,362 640,720 685,369
Percentage change - +1.17% +6.97%


  • Aughton is included under the Swallownest subdivision in the 2011 census.
  • Beighton and Mosborough/Highlane is included under the Sheffield subdivision in the 2011 census.
  • Chapeltown was no longer considered part of the Sheffield Urban Area according to the 2011 census.
  • Killamarsh, Thorpe Hesley and Eckington were separate urban areas in the 1991/2001 censuses.
  • Catcliffe was included under the Rotherham subdivision in the 1991/2001 censuses but separated for the 2011 census.

Nearby places

Settlements very close to the conurbation but not included in the official statistics include Wharncliffe Side and Oughtibridge, which are separated from Hillsborough by Worrall and a half-mile stretch of the A6102 Middlewood Road North and the towns of Wath upon Dearne, Brampton Bierlow, Swinton, Mexborough, Darfield and Conisbrough which are part of the Dearne Valley Urban Area and are separated from Rawmarsh by the Wentworth Road, with the A633 and Dearne Valley railway lines.[5]
Slightly further afield, Dronfield, in Derbyshire, is around half a mile away from the Greenhill area of the city along the A61 and B6158.

See also


  1. ^ a b c "2011 Census - Built-up areas". ONS. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Usual Resident population: Census 2001, Key statistics for urban areas (see line 516)". ONS.
  3. ^ Pointer, Grahmam. "Acrobat (PDF) file giving statistics from UK Government" (PDF). ONS (www.statistics.gov.uk).
  4. ^ "National Statistics Online - Census 2001/1991". webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 18 July 2006. Retrieved 2 October 2017.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "Urban North map (part 5)" (PDF). ONS.

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