Population

327,753

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Population Density

7,581 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

-0.61%

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Area type

London Borough

Land area

43 square kilometres

Fertility rate

2.02

Birth rate

14.8

Death rate

6.8

internal migration

-2.5%

international migration

1.0%

The **population of Brent is 327,753** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Brent to be 323,754**. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Brent grew by an estimated -2,018 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 15,508. Compare population by area.

Brent's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was -0.6%, which is 1.2% lower than the average population growth rate in Brent for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.5%).

Brent covers an area of 43 square kilometres (17 square miles) and has a population density of 7,581 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 359 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Brent's population of 327,753 is equivalent to 0.6% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Brent is the 9th london borough in England (of 33 total) when ordered by total population.
- Brent's population growth rate of -0.61% is 1.08% lower than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Brent is the 30th london borough in England (of 33 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Brent's population density of 7,581 people per km
^{2}is 7,147 people per km^{2}higher than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Brent is the 14th London Borough in England (of 33 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Brent was 8,035, and net international migration into Brent was 3,337.

Brent's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Brent if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 2.02, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 14.8, led to population increases of 4,867 during the year, and Brent's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 6.8 resulted in a 2,227 population decrease. In total, a net 2,640 person natural increase.

- Brent's fertility rate of 2.02 is 0.43 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Brent's birth rate of 14.8 births per thousand people is 4.1 higher than England's birth rate, and Brent's death rate or mortality rate of 6.8 people per thousand is 3.2 lower than England's death rate
- Brent's annual net international migration rate of 1.02% is above the English average of 0.4%

During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net outflow of 4,345 in 2011 to a net 8,035 outflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 5,719 in 2011 to an inflow of 3,337 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 3,847 people in 2011 to 2,640 in 2020.

International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 251% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).

Average salary

£36,817

Brent Salary

Average rent

£1,467

Rental Market of Brent

GDP

£ 10 billion

Brent Economy

Brent'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 | 327,753 | -0.61% | 7,581 |

2019 | 329,771 | -0.31% | 7,628 |

2018 | 330,795 | 0.51% | 7,652 |

2017 | 329,102 | 0.82% | 7,612 |

2016 | 326,427 | 0.92% | 7,550 |

2015 | 323,443 | 1.04% | 7,481 |

2014 | 320,101 | 0.94% | 7,404 |

2013 | 317,112 | 0.80% | 7,335 |

2012 | 314,593 | 0.75% | 7,277 |

2011 | 312,245 | 7,222 |

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

The population of Brent is forecast to be 341,952 in 2025 and 346,460 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 340,152 | 0.38% | 7,868 |

2024 | 341,166 | 0.30% | 7,891 |

2025 | 341,952 | 0.23% | 7,910 |

2026 | 342,781 | 0.24% | 7,929 |

2027 | 343,648 | 0.25% | 7,949 |

2028 | 344,549 | 0.26% | 7,970 |

2029 | 345,491 | 0.27% | 7,991 |

2030 | 346,460 | 0.28% | 8,014 |

2031 | 347,419 | 0.28% | 8,036 |

2032 | 348,389 | 0.28% | 8,059 |

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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