Post by David Boothroyd on Jan 31, 2014 23:49:31 GMT
I've redone the table of constituencies by population and electorate for the 2011 Census. Precise figures for Census day electorate aren't available so the electorate figure is based on the old method of electorate as first published + an appropriate percentage of attainers up to Census day (27 March).
It's very nearly a tie for the lowest electorate as percentage of usual resident population, between Kensington (53.65%) and the winner, Brent Central (53.53%). Eight out of the bottom ten are in London, with Belfast South and Bradford West the exceptions. The distribution looks like this:
Most of the very high numbers are retirement areas, although there are some urban areas in the north such as Houghton and Sunderland South. Only three are over 82%: The Cotswolds (82.18%), New Forest West (82.26%) and Christchurch (82.81%).
The national average (mean) is 72.80% and the constituency which most closely matches it is Southampton Itchen, but the median is 74.55% and that is Hertford and Stortford.
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