England unitary authorities

England Unitary Authorities

England Unitary Authorities List

This table lists all 55 current England unitary authorities. Unitary authorities are local government administration areas, each a single local council .

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England Unitary AuthoritiesCreatedCouncilPopulationPop. RankArea (km2)Area (sq. mi.)Area Rank
Bath and North East Somerset1996Bath and North East Somerset Council.192,10633rd34613419th
Bedford2009Bedford Borough Council.171,62338th47618415th
Blackburn with Darwen1998Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.148,94245th1375335th
Blackpool1998Blackpool Council.139,30548th351453rd
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole [2]2019Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council.395,7845th1616234th
Bracknell Forest1998Bracknell Forest Borough Council.121,67652nd1094237th
Brighton and Hove1997Brighton and Hove City Council.290,39514th833240th
Bristol1996Bristol City Council.463,4054th1104236th
Central Bedfordshire2009Central Bedfordshire Council.283,60615th71627612th
Cheshire East2009Cheshire East Council.380,7906th1,1664509th
Cheshire West and Chester2009Cheshire West and Chester Council.340,5029th91735410th
Cornwall [1]2009Cornwall Council.565,9681st3,54613692nd
County Durham2009Durham County Council.526,9802nd2,2268597th
Darlington1997Darlington Borough Council.106,56653rd1987627th
Derby1997Derby City Council.257,17421st783043rd
Dorset [2]2019Dorset Council.374,9167th2,4929625th
East Riding of Yorkshire1996East Riding of Yorkshire Council.339,61410th2,4059296th
Halton1998Halton Borough Council.128,43251st793142nd
Hartlepool1996Hartlepool Borough Council.93,24254th943638th
Herefordshire1998Herefordshire Council.192,10732nd2,1808428th
Isle of Wight1995Isle of Wight Council.141,53846th38014717th
Kingston upon Hull1996Hull City Council.260,64520th281155th
Leicester1997Leicester City Council.355,2188th732845th
Luton1997Luton Borough Council.214,10926th431749th
Medway1998Medway Council.277,85517th1947529th
Middlesbrough1996Middlesbrough Borough Council.140,54547th542147th
Milton Keynes1997Milton Keynes Council.268,60718th30911921st
North East Lincolnshire1996North East Lincolnshire Council.159,82141st1927430th
North Lincolnshire1996North Lincolnshire Council.172,00537th84632711th
North Somerset1996North Somerset Council.213,91927th37414418th
Northumberland2009Northumberland County Council.320,27412th5,01419361st
Nottingham1998Nottingham City Council.331,06911th752944th
Peterborough1998Peterborough City Council.201,04130th34313220th
Plymouth1998Plymouth City Council.263,10019th803141st
Portsmouth1997Portsmouth City Council.215,13325th401551st
Reading1998Reading Borough Council.163,20340th401552nd
Redcar and Cleveland1996Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.136,71849th2459524th
Rutland1997Rutland County Council.39,69755th38214716th
Shropshire2009Shropshire Council.320,27413th3,19712344th
Slough1998Slough Borough Council.149,11244th331354th
South Gloucestershire1996South Gloucestershire Council.282,64416th49719214th
Southampton1997Southampton City Council.252,79623rd501948th
Southend-on-Sea1998Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.182,46334th421650th
Stockton-on-Tees1996Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.197,21331st2057926th
Stoke-on-Trent1998Stoke-on-Trent City Council.255,83322nd933639th
Swindon1998Swindon Borough Council.221,99624th2308925th
Telford and Wrekin1998Telford and Wrekin Borough Council.177,79935th29011222nd
Thurrock1998Thurrock Council.172,52536th1646333rd
Torbay1998Torbay Council.135,78050th632446th
Warrington1998Warrington Borough Council.209,54729th1817031st
West Berkshire1998West Berkshire Council.158,52742nd70427213th
Wiltshire2009Wiltshire Council.498,0643rd3,25512573rd
Windsor and Maidenhead1998Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council.150,90643rd1977628th
Wokingham1998Wokingham Borough Council.167,97939th1796932nd
York1996City of York Council.209,89328th27210523rd

Notes: [1] Cornwall includes the Isles of Scilly. Compiled using data from the Office for National Statistics. [2] In April 2019 two new England unitary authorities were created.

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