The population of Bury is 193,823 according to mid-2021 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2023 population of Bury to be 195,000. In the year between mid-2020 and mid-2021, the population in Bury grew by an estimated 3,115 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2021, the population grew by 7,673. Compare population by area.
Bury's population growth rate between mid-2020 and mid-2021 was 1.6%, which is 1.2% higher than the average population growth rate in Bury for the ten years prior to mid-2021 (0.5%).
Bury covers an area of 99 square kilometres (38 square miles) and has a population density of 1,949 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2021. That figure has increased by 77 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Bury was 875, and net international migration into Bury was 364.
Bury's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Bury 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 11.4, led to population increases of 2,169 during the year, and Bury's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 10.3 resulted in a 1,965 population decrease. In total, a net 204 person natural increase.
During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net outflow of 311 in 2011 to a net 875 outflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 176 in 2011 to an inflow of 364 in 2021.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 849 people in 2011 to 204 in 2021.
Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 94% of the total change in population.
Rental Market of Bury
Bury's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2022.
Bury's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Bury is forecast to be 195,422 in 2025 and 198,241 in 2030.
Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0. Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2022. Data sources: ONS Local statistics