The population of Calderdale is 211,439 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Calderdale to be 211,407. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Calderdale grew by an estimated -16 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 7,269. Compare population by area.
Calderdale's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.0%, which is 0.4% lower than the average population growth rate in Calderdale for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.4%).
Calderdale covers an area of 364 square kilometres (141 square miles) and has a population density of 581 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 20 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Calderdale was 629, and net international migration into Calderdale was 484.
Calderdale's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Calderdale 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 10.3, led to population increases of 2,184 during the year, and Calderdale's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 10.0 resulted in a 2,106 population decrease. In total, a net 78 person natural increase.
During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net inflow of 275 in 2011 to a net 629 outflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 254 in 2011 to an inflow of 484 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 712 people in 2011 to 78 in 2020.
Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 61% of the total change in population.
Calderdale's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Calderdale's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Calderdale is forecast to be 212,645 in 2025 and 213,676 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