Population

77,242

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Population Density

504 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

0.29%

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Area type

Non-metropolitan District

Land area

153 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.69

Birth rate

11.0

Death rate

11.0

internal migration

0.0%

international migration

0.2%

The **population of Brentwood is 77,242** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Brentwood to be 77,686**. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Brentwood grew by an estimated 221 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 3,401. Compare population by area.

Brentwood's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.3%, which is 0.2% lower than the average population growth rate in Brentwood for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.5%).

Brentwood covers an area of 153 square kilometres (59 square miles) and has a population density of 504 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 22 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Brentwood's population of 77,242 is equivalent to 0.1% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Brentwood is the 163rd non-metropolitan district in England (of 181 total) when ordered by total population.
- Brentwood's population growth rate of 0.29% is 0.18% lower than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Brentwood is the 121st non-metropolitan district in England (of 181 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Brentwood's population density of 504 people per km
^{2}is 70 people per km^{2}higher than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Brentwood is the 74th Non-metropolitan District in England (of 181 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Brentwood was 29, and net international migration into Brentwood was 168.

Brentwood's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Brentwood if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.69, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 11.0, led to population increases of 851 during the year, and Brentwood's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 11.0 resulted in a 844 population decrease. In total, a net 7 person natural increase.

- Brentwood's fertility rate of 1.69 is 0.10 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Brentwood's birth rate of 11.0 births per thousand people is 0.3 higher than England's birth rate, and Brentwood's death rate or mortality rate of 11.0 people per thousand is 1.0 higher than England's death rate
- Brentwood's annual net international migration rate of 0.22% is below the English average of 0.4%

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During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net inflow of 396 in 2011 to a net 29 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 35 in 2011 to an inflow of 168 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 72 people in 2011 to 7 in 2020.

Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 50% of the total change in population.

Average salary

£38,732

Brentwood Salary

Average rent

£1,214

Rental Market of Brentwood

GDP

£ 3.9 billion

Brentwood Economy

Brentwood'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 | 77,242 | 0.29% | 504 |

2019 | 77,021 | 0.62% | 503 |

2018 | 76,550 | -0.03% | 500 |

2017 | 76,575 | -0.25% | 500 |

2016 | 76,769 | 0.48% | 501 |

2015 | 76,403 | 0.64% | 499 |

2014 | 75,914 | 1.58% | 496 |

2013 | 74,734 | 0.80% | 488 |

2012 | 74,142 | 0.41% | 484 |

2011 | 73,841 | 482 |

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

The population of Brentwood is forecast to be 76,282 in 2025 and 76,635 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 76,287 | -0.06% | 498 |

2024 | 76,273 | -0.02% | 498 |

2025 | 76,282 | 0.01% | 498 |

2026 | 76,323 | 0.05% | 498 |

2027 | 76,353 | 0.04% | 499 |

2028 | 76,409 | 0.07% | 499 |

2029 | 76,512 | 0.14% | 500 |

2030 | 76,635 | 0.16% | 500 |

2031 | 76,734 | 0.13% | 501 |

2032 | 76,830 | 0.13% | 502 |

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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