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February 2003
Women to men in Nottingham
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There are now as many men as there are women in Nottinghamshire.
Chaps, do you remember the old saying that there were seven women to every man in Nottingham? Well, forget it.
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Census 2001: Nottinghamshire stats

Census 2001 : Male / female ratios
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Overall there are 50.4% women to 49.6% men in Nottinghamshire.

In the 15-29 age-group there are 48.5% women and 51.5% men.

In the over 90s age-group there are four times as many women than there are men.
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Men from Nottingham and male students who come to the city, have always been told that statistically there are more women than men.

Some people have said it's seven to one! It's a statistic that some men can only dream of.

The saying has been tactfully used to entice the male of the species to Nottingham.

However, it's no longer true!

The only age group where the ladies substantially outnumber the gents in Nottinghamshire is in the over 90s bracket.

That fact can explained for the reason that women in general outlive their male counterparts.

But the 2001 census has revealed that in Nottinghamshire in the 15-29 age-group, there are just as many men as there are women.


Census Results for Nottinghamshire
Age
Male Female
15 - 19 22387 21045
20 - 24 19049 18808
25 - 29 21379 22217
30 - 34 27834 28791
35 - 39 29732 30285
40 - 44 26835 27326
In-fact, in that age group there are slightly more men to women!

As a percentage, in the 15-29 age-group 51.5% of the population are men and 48.5% women.

So what's the explanation?

It's just an idea, but maybe the young women who are coming to Nottingham to go to university are put off by the old tale.

Maybe, they're more likely to go to a university where there are as many men as there are women?

Why do you think the statistics have changed? Tell us here.

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