The population of Blackpool is 138,381 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Blackpool to be 136,275. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Blackpool grew by an estimated -1,065 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by -3,699. Compare population by area.
Blackpool's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was -0.8%, which is 0.5% lower than the average population growth rate in Blackpool for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (-0.3%).
Blackpool covers an area of 35 square kilometres (13 square miles) and has a population density of 3,971 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has decreased by 106 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Blackpool was 546, and net international migration out of Blackpool was 32.
Blackpool's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Blackpool if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.85, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 10.9, led to population increases of 1,526 during the year, and Blackpool's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 14.6 resulted in a 2,041 population decrease. In total, a net 515 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net outflow of 239 in 2011 to a net 546 outflow. International migration has risen from a net outflow of 258 in 2011 to an outflow of 32 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of -182 people in 2011 to -515 in 2020.
International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa -16% of the total change in population.
Blackpool's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Blackpool's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Blackpool is forecast to be 138,879 in 2025 and 139,011 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