BARNSLEY’S population has grown by more than 10,000 in the last decade, the census has revealed.

The census takes place every ten years, with every household in the UK required to take part.

The first results have been released, and on census day there were 244,600 people living in the town - a six per cent increase from 2011.

The population of men and women is in the balance - with 49.1 per cent male and 50.9 per cent female.