The population of Bracknell Forest is 124,165 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Bracknell Forest to be 127,461. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Bracknell Forest grew by an estimated 1,616 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 10,469. Compare population by area.
Bracknell Forest's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 1.3%, which is 0.3% higher than the average population growth rate in Bracknell Forest for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (1.0%).
Bracknell Forest covers an area of 109 square kilometres (42 square miles) and has a population density of 1,135 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 96 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Bracknell Forest was 604, and net international migration into Bracknell Forest was 350.
Bracknell Forest's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Bracknell Forest 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 11.2, led to population increases of 1,375 during the year, and Bracknell Forest's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 6.6 resulted in a 804 population decrease. In total, a net 571 person natural increase.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 158 in 2011 to a net 604 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 223 in 2011 to an inflow of 350 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 840 people in 2011 to 571 in 2020.
Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 64% of the total change in population.
Bracknell Forest's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Bracknell Forest's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Bracknell Forest is forecast to be 126,165 in 2025 and 127,623 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