The population of Barrow-in-Furness is 66,726 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Barrow-in-Furness to be 66,085. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Barrow-in-Furness grew by an estimated -323 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by -2,330. Compare population by area.
Barrow-in-Furness's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was -0.5%, which is 0.1% lower than the average population growth rate in Barrow-in-Furness for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (-0.4%).
Barrow-in-Furness covers an area of 78 square kilometres (30 square miles) and has a population density of 856 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has decreased by 30 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Barrow-in-Furness was 91, and net international migration into Barrow-in-Furness was 10.
Barrow-in-Furness's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Barrow-in-Furness if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.67, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 10.0, led to population increases of 672 during the year, and Barrow-in-Furness's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 12.8 resulted in a 857 population decrease. In total, a net 185 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 216 in 2011 to a net 91 outflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 59 in 2011 to an inflow of 10 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of -12 people in 2011 to -185 in 2020.
International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa -14% of the total change in population.
Barrow-in-Furness's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Barrow-in-Furness's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Barrow-in-Furness is forecast to be 65,617 in 2025 and 64,553 in 2030.
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