Electoral Statistics for UK - 2011 | 22 February 2012Office for National Statistics | 3
The total number of UK parliamentary electors in December 2011 was 46,107,200, an increase of0.6 per cent from December 2010.The total number of parliamentary electors in each of the UK constituent countries and thepercentage changes during the year to December 2011 are:•England – 38,654,000, an increase of 0.5 per cent•Wales – 2,298,600, an increase of 0.7 per cent•Scotland – 3,941,600, an increase of 0.3 per cent•Northern Ireland – 1,213,000, an increase of 1.9 per centOver the last five years the total number of UK parliamentary electors has increased by an averageof 0.6 per cent annually. However, different patterns of change can be seen at UK constituentcountry level. The number of electors in England has increased on average by 0.6 per cent eachyear, however the number of electors in Scotland fell between 2007 and 2009 and in Wales fellbetween 2008 and 2009. Northern Ireland has had consistently higher growth in the number ofparliamentary electors, averaging 2.5 per cent across the period 2006 to 2011.
Figure 1: Annual percentage change in parliamentary electors for UK constituent countries2006/07 to 2010/11
Source: Office for National Statistics, National Records of Scotland, Electoral Office for NorthernIreland