Population

154,922

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Population Density

1,131 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

3.26%

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Area type

Unitary Authority

Land area

137 square kilometres

Fertility rate

2.05

Birth rate

12.7

Death rate

9.6

internal migration

international migration

The **population of Blackburn with Darwen is 154,922** according to mid-2021 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2023 population of Blackburn with Darwen to be . In the year between mid-2020 and mid-2021, the population in Blackburn with Darwen grew by an estimated 4,892 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2021, the population grew by 7,068. Compare population by area.

Blackburn with Darwen's population growth rate between mid-2020 and mid-2021 was 3.3%, which is 2.7% higher than the average population growth rate in Blackburn with Darwen for the ten years prior to mid-2021 (0.5%).

Blackburn with Darwen covers an area of 137 square kilometres (53 square miles) and has a population density of 1,131 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2021. That figure has by people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Blackburn with Darwen's population of 154,922 is equivalent to 0.3% of England's 56,536,419 total population. Blackburn with Darwen is the 47th unitary authority in England (of 59 total) when ordered by total population.
- Blackburn with Darwen's population growth rate of 3.26% is 2.93% higher than England's current population growth rate of 0.33%. Blackburn with Darwen is the 12th unitary authority in England (of 59 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Blackburn with Darwen's population density of 1,131 people per km
^{2}is 696 people per km^{2}higher than England's 435 people per km^{2}. Blackburn with Darwen is the 23rd Unitary Authority in England (of 59 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Blackburn with Darwen was 616, and net international migration into Blackburn with Darwen was 443.

Blackburn with Darwen's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Blackburn with Darwen if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 2.05, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 12.7, led to population increases of 1,905 during the year, and Blackburn with Darwen's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 9.6 resulted in a 1,434 population decrease. In total, a net 471 person natural increase.

- Blackburn with Darwen's fertility rate of 2.05 is 0.43 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.62
- Blackburn with Darwen's birth rate of 12.7 births per thousand people is 2.0 higher than England's birth rate, and Blackburn with Darwen's death rate or mortality rate of 9.6 people per thousand is 0.4 lower than England's death rate
- Blackburn with Darwen's annual net international migration rate of 0.29% is below the English average of 0.4%

During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 1,129 in 2011 to a net 616 outflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 159 in 2011 to an inflow of 443 in 2021.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 1,161 people in 2011 to 471 in 2021.

Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 338% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).

Average salary

£33,252

Blackburn with Darwen Salary

Average rent

£513

Rental Market of Blackburn with Darwen

GDP

£ 3.6 billion

Blackburn with Darwen Economy

Blackburn with Darwen's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.

Figures reported by the ONS in 2022.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2021 | 154,922 | 3.26% | |

2020 | 150,030 | 0.22% | |

2019 | 149,696 | 0.51% | |

2018 | 148,942 | 0.11% | |

2017 | 148,772 | 0.21% | |

2016 | 148,462 | 0.41% | |

2015 | 147,856 | 0.30% | |

2014 | 147,416 | -0.23% | |

2013 | 147,763 | -0.06% | |

2012 | 147,854 |

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

The population of Blackburn with Darwen is forecast to be 149,212 in 2025 and 148,990 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 149,283 | 1,089 | |

2024 | 149,260 | -0.02% | 1,089 |

2025 | 149,212 | -0.03% | 1,089 |

2026 | 149,157 | -0.04% | 1,089 |

2027 | 149,092 | -0.04% | 1,088 |

2028 | 149,043 | -0.03% | 1,088 |

2029 | 149,010 | -0.02% | 1,087 |

2030 | 148,990 | -0.01% | 1,087 |

2031 | 148,970 | -0.01% | 1,087 |

2032 | 148,976 | 0.00% | 1,087 |

2033 | 149,008 | 0.02% | 1,087 |

2034 | 149,063 | 0.04% | 1,088 |

2035 | 149,127 | 0.04% | 1,088 |

2036 | 149,209 | 0.05% | 1,089 |

2037 | 149,321 | 0.07% | 1,090 |

2038 | 149,465 | 0.10% | 1,091 |

2039 | 149,626 | 0.11% | 1,092 |

2040 | 149,802 | 0.12% | 1,093 |

2041 | 149,991 | 0.13% | 1,095 |

2042 | 150,188 | 0.13% | 1,096 |

2043 | 150,392 | 0.14% | 1,098 |

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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 2022. Data sources: ONS Local statistics