Facts and figures about the Winchester District

The District

  • The District covers an area of 250 square miles
  • Winchester is a designated heritage city
  • Winchester attracts an estimated 5.6 million visitors each year
  • The Council serves a population of approximately 121,965* residents
  • 33 per cent* (39,000) of District residents live within the town area of Winchester
  • The three largest wards outside the city are:
    • Bishops Waltham (6,750)*
    • Denmead (7,175)*
    • The Alresford (6,300)*
  • The age profile of the District is similar to the regional and national average
  • The minority ethnic population of the district is 4.4 per cent**
  • Winchester has low levels of unemployment; currently 0.5 per cent***
  • House prices in the District are among the highest in the region
  • Deprivation levels within the District are low, although there are key areas of deprivation.

*ONS 2016 Mid-Year Population Estimate

**Census 2011

*** JSA Count May 2017 - ONS