State of the Park

Dolgellau

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Society and Economy

Population

Data from the 2011 Census indicates that in the past 10 years, the population of Wales has increased by 5.5%. In the same time period the population of Snowdonia National Park has increased by 0.86%.

Snowdonia has a small population relative to its area, reflecting the rural characteristics. The population has lower levels of young people and higher proportions of both older residents and of non-Welsh residents than for Wales as a whole. Some key indicators for the National Park’s population are sourced from the 2011 National Census and 2013 mid-year estimates.

2011 Census - Population Statistics

 SNPAWales
  Total25,7023,063,456
  Males49.8%49.1%
  Females50.2%50.9%

2001 Census - Population Statistics

 SNPAWales
  Total25,4822,903,085
  Males49.0%48.4%
  Females51.0%51.6%

Mid year estimates

The 2013 mid-year estimates saw experimental figures compiled for the National Park area. The table below shows the results for the National Park as well as to an UK, Wales, Gwynedd and Conwy level.

 All AgesChildren 0 - 15Working Age 16-64Over 65
  UK64,105,70012,058,70040,915,20011,131,800
  Wales3,082,400555,2001,926,600600,600
  Gwynedd121,90020,90074,30026,700
  Conwy115,80019,00067,10029,800
  SNPA25,5023,73314,8046,965

Migration

Country of birth