About your county

Derbyshire map Find out about the people and the economy of Derbyshire through a wide range of statistics, links and reports.

This section has pages on population figures, deprivation, employment, unemployment, latest statistical releases within the briefing notes section, latest area and community profiles, latest news on the 2011 Census and 2001 Census Profiles and much more.  

The Derbyshire Observatory (opens in a new window) is now available, presenting key facts and information and easy-to-use, interactive maps and tables that can be viewed, printed or downloaded, covering a wide range of data from Derbyshire County Council and our partners.

Facts and figures

The county of Derbyshire lies in the centre of England and forms the north-west part of the East Midlands region, with an estimated population of 763,700. Derbyshire is a large county which covers an area of 255,071 hectares (630,366 acres), constituting 16 per cent of the land area of East Midlands and nearly two per cent of England. 

Derbyshire is a largely rural county with no major urban centre. Of the eight districts within Derbyshire, Erewash is the largest urban local authority area, followed by Chesterfield.

The Peak District National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty, accounts for more than a third of the county's total land area and stretches beyond Derbyshire.

The county is easily accessible from surrounding areas, with more than 8.4 million people living within 30 kilometres of its boundary. 

For further details on any of the information found on this page please contact Owen Seaton of the Research and Information Team on 01629 538408 or email research@derbyshire.gov.uk.

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