Population

125,063

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Population Density

3,073 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

0.21%

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Area type

Non-metropolitan District

Land area

41 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.87

Birth rate

10.5

Death rate

6.7

internal migration

-1.6%

international migration

1.5%

The **population of Cambridge is 125,063** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Cambridge to be 125,595**. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Cambridge grew by an estimated 265 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 2,338. Compare population by area.

Cambridge's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.2%, which is 0.0% higher than the average population growth rate in Cambridge for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.2%).

Cambridge covers an area of 41 square kilometres (16 square miles) and has a population density of 3,073 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 57 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Cambridge's population of 125,063 is equivalent to 0.2% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Cambridge is the 65th non-metropolitan district in England (of 181 total) when ordered by total population.
- Cambridge's population growth rate of 0.21% is 0.26% lower than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Cambridge is the 131st non-metropolitan district in England (of 181 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Cambridge's population density of 3,073 people per km
^{2}is 2,639 people per km^{2}higher than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Cambridge is the 10th Non-metropolitan District in England (of 181 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Cambridge was 1,968, and net international migration into Cambridge was 1,831.

Cambridge's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Cambridge if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.87, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 10.5, led to population increases of 1,315 during the year, and Cambridge's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 6.7 resulted in a 838 population decrease. In total, a net 477 person natural increase.

- Cambridge's fertility rate of 1.87 is 0.28 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Cambridge's birth rate of 10.5 births per thousand people is 0.2 lower than England's birth rate, and Cambridge's death rate or mortality rate of 6.7 people per thousand is 3.3 lower than England's death rate
- Cambridge's annual net international migration rate of 1.46% is above the English average of 0.4%

During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net outflow of 913 in 2011 to a net 1,968 outflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 1,165 in 2011 to an inflow of 1,831 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 642 people in 2011 to 477 in 2020.

International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 232% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).

Average salary

£46,879

Cambridge Salary

Average rent

£1,286

Rental Market of Cambridge

GDP

£ 6.8 billion

Cambridge Economy

Cambridge'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 | 125,063 | 0.21% | 3,073 |

2019 | 124,798 | -0.76% | 3,066 |

2018 | 125,758 | 0.67% | 3,090 |

2017 | 124,919 | 0.23% | 3,069 |

2016 | 124,635 | -0.38% | 3,062 |

2015 | 125,105 | 1.11% | 3,074 |

2014 | 123,735 | 0.58% | 3,040 |

2013 | 123,024 | 0.35% | 3,023 |

2012 | 122,601 | -0.10% | 3,012 |

2011 | 122,725 | 3,015 |

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

The population of Cambridge is forecast to be 125,220 in 2025 and 126,763 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 125,077 | -0.04% | 3,073 |

2024 | 125,090 | 0.01% | 3,074 |

2025 | 125,220 | 0.10% | 3,077 |

2026 | 125,464 | 0.19% | 3,083 |

2027 | 125,818 | 0.28% | 3,091 |

2028 | 126,132 | 0.25% | 3,099 |

2029 | 126,442 | 0.25% | 3,107 |

2030 | 126,763 | 0.25% | 3,115 |

2031 | 127,077 | 0.25% | 3,122 |

2032 | 127,247 | 0.13% | 3,127 |

2033 | 127,300 | 0.04% | 3,128 |

2034 | 127,304 | 0.00% | 3,128 |

2035 | 127,323 | 0.01% | 3,128 |

2036 | 127,264 | -0.05% | 3,127 |

2037 | 127,106 | -0.12% | 3,123 |

2038 | 126,843 | -0.21% | 3,117 |

2039 | 126,619 | -0.18% | 3,111 |

2040 | 126,440 | -0.14% | 3,107 |

2041 | 126,304 | -0.11% | 3,103 |

2042 | 126,204 | -0.08% | 3,101 |

2043 | 126,145 | -0.05% | 3,099 |

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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