Population

248,071

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Population Density

754 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

0.49%

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Area type

Metropolitan District

Land area

329 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.64

Birth rate

10.7

Death rate

11.4

internal migration

0.3%

international migration

0.2%

The **population of Barnsley is 248,071** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Barnsley to be 250,499**. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Barnsley grew by an estimated 1,205 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 16,206. Compare population by area.

Barnsley's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.5%, which is 0.3% lower than the average population growth rate in Barnsley for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.8%).

Barnsley covers an area of 329 square kilometres (127 square miles) and has a population density of 754 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 49 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Barnsley's population of 248,071 is equivalent to 0.4% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Barnsley is the 32nd metropolitan district in England (of 36 total) when ordered by total population.
- Barnsley's population growth rate of 0.49% is 0.02% higher than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Barnsley is the 21st metropolitan district in England (of 36 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Barnsley's population density of 754 people per km
^{2}is 320 people per km^{2}higher than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Barnsley is the 42nd Metropolitan District in England (of 36 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Barnsley was 843, and net international migration into Barnsley was 483.

Barnsley's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Barnsley if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.64, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 10.7, led to population increases of 2,640 during the year, and Barnsley's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 11.4 resulted in a 2,804 population decrease. In total, a net 164 person natural decrease.

- Barnsley's fertility rate of 1.64 is 0.05 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Barnsley's birth rate of 10.7 births per thousand people is 0.0 lower than England's birth rate, and Barnsley's death rate or mortality rate of 11.4 people per thousand is 1.4 higher than England's death rate
- Barnsley's annual net international migration rate of 0.19% is below the English average of 0.4%

During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 582 in 2011 to a net 843 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 418 in 2011 to an inflow of 483 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 692 people in 2011 to -164 in 2020.

Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 45% of the total change in population.

Average salary

£31,739

Barnsley Salary

Average rent

£499

Rental Market of Barnsley

GDP

£ 4.8 billion

Barnsley Economy

Barnsley's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.

Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2020 | 248,071 | 0.49% | 754 |

2019 | 246,866 | 0.68% | 750 |

2018 | 245,199 | 0.76% | 745 |

2017 | 243,341 | 0.62% | 739 |

2016 | 241,847 | 0.83% | 735 |

2015 | 239,855 | 0.79% | 729 |

2014 | 237,971 | 0.92% | 723 |

2013 | 235,811 | 0.88% | 717 |

2012 | 233,762 | 0.82% | 710 |

2011 | 231,865 | 705 |

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Barnsley's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.

The population of Barnsley is forecast to be 256,164 in 2025 and 262,376 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 253,424 | 0.59% | 770 |

2024 | 254,832 | 0.56% | 774 |

2025 | 256,164 | 0.52% | 778 |

2026 | 257,456 | 0.50% | 782 |

2027 | 258,717 | 0.49% | 786 |

2028 | 259,962 | 0.48% | 790 |

2029 | 261,186 | 0.47% | 794 |

2030 | 262,376 | 0.46% | 797 |

2031 | 263,527 | 0.44% | 801 |

2032 | 264,683 | 0.44% | 804 |

2033 | 265,868 | 0.45% | 808 |

2034 | 267,042 | 0.44% | 811 |

2035 | 268,202 | 0.43% | 815 |

2036 | 269,352 | 0.43% | 819 |

2037 | 270,521 | 0.43% | 822 |

2038 | 271,714 | 0.44% | 826 |

2039 | 272,895 | 0.43% | 829 |

2040 | 274,052 | 0.42% | 833 |

2041 | 275,185 | 0.41% | 836 |

2042 | 276,297 | 0.40% | 840 |

2043 | 277,384 | 0.39% | 843 |

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Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0. Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2021. Data sources: ONS Local statistics