This is a list of settlements in South Yorkshire by population based on the results of the 2011 census. The next United Kingdom census will take place in 2021. In 2011, there were 34 built-up area subdivisions with 5,000 or more inhabitants in South Yorkshire, shown in the table below.

Administrative boundaries

South Yorkshire numbered districts.svg
Table taken from the South Yorkshire - Geography subsection:

Metropolitan borough Centre of Governing Other places in borough
1 City of Sheffield
Sheffield City Centre Beighton, Chapeltown, Mosborough, Oughtibridge, Stocksbridge, Wharncliffe Side
2 Rotherham (borough)
Rotherham (town) Anston, Aughton, Bolton-upon-Dearne, Brinsworth, Dinnington, Harthill, Kiveton Park, Maltby, Rawmarsh, Scholes, Swinton, Thorpe Hesley, Todwick, Treeton, Thurcroft, Wales, Wath-upon-Dearne, Woodsetts, Whiston
3 Doncaster (borough)
Doncaster (town) Adwick le Street, Armthorpe, Askern, Auckley, Balby, Barnby Dun, Bawtry, Bentley, Bessacarr, Braithwell, Branton, Cantley, Carcroft, Conisbrough, Cusworth Denaby, Dunscroft, Dunsville, Edenthorpe, Edlington, Finningley, Fishlake, Hatfield, Hyde Park, Intake, Kirk Sandall, Loversall, Marr, Mexborough, Micklebring, Moorends, Scawsby, Scawthorpe, Skellow, Stainforth, Rossington, Sykehouse, Norton, Thorne, Tickhill, Wadworth, Wheatley, Wheatley Hills
4 Barnsley (borough)
Barnsley (town) Billingley, Birdwell, Cudworth, Darfield, Darton, Dodworth, Great Houghton, Grimethorpe, Hoyland Nether, Royston, Penistone, Thurnscoe, Wombwell, Worsbrough

Population ranking

# Places Population[1][2] Outlying areas
2001 2011
1 Sheffield 479,460 518,090 Excludes Butterthwaite, Catcliffe, Oughtibridge, Ringinglow, Stopes, Storrs, Thorpe Hesley, Treeton, Whitley, Worrall[a]
2 Doncaster 101,940 109,805 Excludes Barnby Dun, Branton, Loversall, Old Cantley, Old Edlington, Sprotbrough
3 Rotherham 105,720 109,691 Excludes Hellaby
4 Barnsley 87,460 91,297 Cudworth, Dodworth, Royston, Wombwell, Worsbrough counted separately.
5 Wath-upon-Dearne 31,730 33,427 Includes Bow Broom, Brampton, Kilnhurst, Newhill, Swinton, West Melton
6 Bentley 26,573 27,145 Includes Arksey, Cusworth, Scawthorpe, Stockbridge
7 Wombwell 21,560 23,355 Includes Darfield, Hemingfield. Excludes Smithley
8 Chapeltown 23,080 23,056 Includes Burncross, Charltonbrook, High Green, Mortomley, Warren
9 Dinnington 19,090 19,860 Includes Laughton Common, North Anston, South Anston, Throapham
10 Adwick-le-Street 18,656 19,222 Includes Carcroft, Highfields, Skellow, Woodlands
11 Rawmarsh 18,210 18,498 Includes Parkgate, Ryecroft, Upper Haugh
12 Hoyland 16,567 17,710 Includes Blacker Hill, Elsecar, Jump, Milton. Excludes Birdwell
13 Maltby 17,094 16,688 Includes Wood Lee. Excludes Braithwell, Hellaby, Hooton Leevit
14 Conisbrough 15,360 15,934 Includes Denaby Main, Windgate Hill. Excludes Clifton Common, Conisbrough Common, Hill Top, Old Denaby
15 Mexborough 14,750 15,244 Includes Dolecliffe Common, Highwoods, Roman Terrace, Windhill. Excludes Adwick-upon-Dearne
16 Swallownest 13,860 15,022 Includes Aston, Aughton, Netherthorpe. Excludes Beighton, Treeton, Ulley, Woodhouse
17 Armthorpe 12,630 14,457 Includes Nutwell. Excludes Cantley, Edenthorpe, Wheatley Hills
18 Dunscroft/ Hatfield 13,890 14,326 Includes Dunsville, Hatfield Woodhouse
19 New Rossington 13,260 13,537 Includes Littleworth
20 Stocksbridge 13,316 13,069 Includes Deepcar. Excludes Bolsterstone, Midhopestone, Waldershaigh
21 Cudworth 11,644 12,635 Includes Shafton. Excludes Brierley, Grimethorpe, North Field Laith, West Green
22 Thorne 11,387 11,840 Includes Canal Side. Moorends, Hatfield, Stainsforth counted separately. Excludes Fishlake, Waterside
23 Royston 9,375 10,069 Excludes Carlton, Notton
24 Penistone 8,940 9,817 Includes Broad Hill, Bridge End, Cubley, Oxspring, Scout Bridge, Spring Vale, Thurlstone, Water Hall. Excludes Millhouse Green, Scout Dike, Hill Side
25 Worsbrough 9,158 9,119 Includes Lewden Hill. Ward Green. Excludes Kendray, Lower Lewden, Oustlethwaite, Swaithe, Worsbrough Common
26 Thurnscoe 9,122 8,687 Excludes Clayton, Goldthorpe, Great Houghton, Hickleton, Stotfold
27 Kiveton Park 6,460 7,069 Includes Wales. Excludes Kiveton Bridge, Harthill, Todwick, Woodall
28 Bolton-upon-Dearne 6,530 6,744 Excludes Goldthorpe
29 Stainforth 6,342 6,282 Excludes Hatfield, Far Bank and Fishlake
30 Goldthorpe 5,958 6,051 Includes Highgate. Excludes Barnburgh and Harlington
31 Dodworth 5,742 5,900 Includes Gilroyd
32 Askern 5,434 5,570 Includes Instoneville. Excludes Campsall, Norton Common and Sutton
33 Moorends 5,205 5,455
34 Tickhill 5,112 4,992
35 Thurcroft 4,702 5,115 Excludes Brampton-en-le-Morthen, Morthen, Springvale
  1. ^ Small areas of North East Derbyshire also counted within Sheffield due to the built-up area extending to these locations - Bradway Grange to the north of Dronfield Woodhouse, Danes Balk/Windmill Hill north of Eckington, minor residential areas in Highlane and Ridgeway.

See also


  1. ^ "South Yorkshire (Metropolitan County, Yorkshire and the Humber, United Kingdom) - Population Statistics and Location in Maps and Charts". Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  2. ^ 2011 census table: ONS