1911 Census of England and Wales, General Report with Appendices, Table 6: " Proportion per cent. of Total Population enumerated in Urban and Rural Districts respectively, at each Census, 1851-1911".

  POPULATION. Proportion per cent. To
total Population of
England and Wales.
England
and
Wales.
Urban
Districts.
Rural
Districts.
Urban
Districts.
Rural
Districts.
as constituted at each Census.
1851* 17,927,609 8,990,809 8,936,800 50.2 49.8
1861* 20,066,224 10,960,998 9,105,226 54.6 45.4
1871* 22,712,266 14,041,404 8,670,862 61.8 38.2
1881 25,974,439 17,636,646 8,337,793 67.9 32.1
1891 29,002,525 20,895,504 8,107,021 72.0 28.0
1901 32,527,843 25,058,355 7,469,488 77.0 23.0
1911 36,070,492 28,162,936 7,907,556 78.1 21.9

* The figures for the aggregate of Urban and Rural areas for the censuses of 1851-71 are only approximate.