Today, around 1million people are thought to live in Derbyshire (according to current government census figures) and this figure is growing by around 3% every ten years, which is slightly higher than the national average percentage of around 2.7%. However, the population density is currently around 2.9 people per hectare, which is lower than the majority of england (primarily due to the peak district being so sparsely populated).
With the mining industry now in decline, much of Derbyshires revenue is from tourism. With its numerous attractions, stunning scenery, and idyllic locations, Derbyshire is a popular place to take a break or a holiday.
Places to visit in Derbyshire
Bordered by West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and Leicestershire, Derbyshire is home to some of the UK’s finest attractions and scenery. The Peak District occupies much of Derbyshire, and attracts visitors by the thousands. There are also numerous stately homes and historic building such as Chatsworth House, Bolsover Castle, Hardwick Hall, Calke Abbey and many more. Visitors who fancy something a little more exciting or adrenalin filled can opt for any of the activities which are available to them in the peak district, or jotted around some of the smaller towns. These include Hang Gliding and Paragliding, Canoeing, Horse Riding, Rock Climbing, Hiking and Walking, Archery, Go Karting, climbing the trees at Go- Ape, and much more.