The population of Burnley is 89,344 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Burnley to be 90,198. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Burnley grew by an estimated 424 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 2,312. Compare population by area.
Burnley's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.5%, which is 0.2% higher than the average population growth rate in Burnley for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.3%).
Burnley covers an area of 111 square kilometres (43 square miles) and has a population density of 807 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 21 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Burnley was 178, and net international migration into Burnley was 141.
Burnley's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Burnley if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.95, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 12.6, led to population increases of 1,120 during the year, and Burnley's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 11.6 resulted in a 1,032 population decrease. In total, a net 88 person natural increase.
During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 271 in 2011 to a net 178 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 31 in 2011 to an inflow of 141 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 294 people in 2011 to 88 in 2020.
Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 103% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).
Burnley's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Burnley's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Burnley is forecast to be 90,666 in 2025 and 91,536 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