Population

249,301

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Population Density

4,115 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

0.41%

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Area type

London Borough

Land area

61 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.59

Birth rate

11.6

Death rate

9.2

internal migration

-0.1%

international migration

0.3%

The **population of Bexley is 249,301** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Bexley to be 251,341**. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Bexley grew by an estimated 1,014 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 16,527. Compare population by area.

Bexley's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.4%, which is 0.4% lower than the average population growth rate in Bexley for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.8%).

Bexley covers an area of 61 square kilometres (23 square miles) and has a population density of 4,115 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 273 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Bexley's population of 249,301 is equivalent to 0.4% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Bexley is the 24th london borough in England (of 33 total) when ordered by total population.
- Bexley's population growth rate of 0.41% is 0.06% lower than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Bexley is the 16th london borough in England (of 33 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Bexley's population density of 4,115 people per km
^{2}is 3,681 people per km^{2}higher than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Bexley is the 28th London Borough in England (of 33 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Bexley was 289, and net international migration into Bexley was 659.

Bexley's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Bexley if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.59, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 11.6, led to population increases of 2,882 during the year, and Bexley's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 9.2 resulted in a 2,274 population decrease. In total, a net 608 person natural increase.

- Bexley's fertility rate of 1.59 is 0.00 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Bexley's birth rate of 11.6 births per thousand people is 0.9 higher than England's birth rate, and Bexley's death rate or mortality rate of 9.2 people per thousand is 0.8 lower than England's death rate
- Bexley's annual net international migration rate of 0.26% is below the English average of 0.4%

During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net inflow of 74 in 2011 to a net 289 outflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 934 in 2011 to an inflow of 659 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 1,250 people in 2011 to 608 in 2020.

Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 56% of the total change in population.

Average salary

£34,736

Bexley Salary

Average rent

£1,204

Rental Market of Bexley

GDP

£ 7.4 billion

Bexley Economy

Bexley'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 | 249,301 | 0.41% | 4,115 |

2019 | 248,287 | 0.42% | 4,099 |

2018 | 247,258 | 0.46% | 4,082 |

2017 | 246,124 | 0.42% | 4,063 |

2016 | 245,095 | 1.12% | 4,046 |

2015 | 242,387 | 0.99% | 4,001 |

2014 | 240,016 | 1.35% | 3,962 |

2013 | 236,816 | 1.07% | 3,909 |

2012 | 234,308 | 0.66% | 3,868 |

2011 | 232,774 | 3,843 |

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

The population of Bexley is forecast to be 255,182 in 2025 and 259,995 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 253,078 | 0.46% | 4,178 |

2024 | 254,156 | 0.43% | 4,196 |

2025 | 255,182 | 0.40% | 4,213 |

2026 | 256,154 | 0.38% | 4,229 |

2027 | 257,082 | 0.36% | 4,244 |

2028 | 258,052 | 0.38% | 4,260 |

2029 | 259,039 | 0.38% | 4,276 |

2030 | 259,995 | 0.37% | 4,292 |

2031 | 260,929 | 0.36% | 4,307 |

2032 | 261,905 | 0.37% | 4,324 |

2033 | 262,901 | 0.38% | 4,340 |

2034 | 263,924 | 0.39% | 4,357 |

2035 | 264,953 | 0.39% | 4,374 |

2036 | 265,991 | 0.39% | 4,391 |

2037 | 267,059 | 0.40% | 4,409 |

2038 | 268,180 | 0.42% | 4,427 |

2039 | 269,309 | 0.42% | 4,446 |

2040 | 270,445 | 0.42% | 4,465 |

2041 | 271,588 | 0.42% | 4,483 |

2042 | 272,739 | 0.42% | 4,502 |

2043 | 273,898 | 0.42% | 4,522 |

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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