The population of Buckinghamshire is 547,060 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Buckinghamshire to be 553,287. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Buckinghamshire grew by an estimated 3,087 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 40,510. Compare population by area.
Buckinghamshire's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.6%, which is 0.3% lower than the average population growth rate in Buckinghamshire for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.9%).
Buckinghamshire covers an area of 1,565 square kilometres (604 square miles) and has a population density of 350 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 26 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Buckinghamshire was 1,462, and net international migration into Buckinghamshire was 692.
Buckinghamshire's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Buckinghamshire if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.76, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 10.4, led to population increases of 5,638 during the year, and Buckinghamshire's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 9.0 resulted in a 4,889 population decrease. In total, a net 749 person natural increase.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 969 in 2011 to a net 1,462 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 406 in 2011 to an inflow of 692 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 2,255 people in 2011 to 749 in 2020.
Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 43% of the total change in population.
Data for internal migration is not available for 2012
Buckinghamshire's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Buckinghamshire's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Buckinghamshire is forecast to be 217,764 in 2025 and 226,334 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