The population of Carlisle is 108,524 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Carlisle to be 108,217. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Carlisle grew by an estimated -154 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 1,049. Compare population by area.
Carlisle's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was -0.1%, which is 0.2% lower than the average population growth rate in Carlisle for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.1%).
Carlisle covers an area of 1,039 square kilometres (401 square miles) and has a population density of 104 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 1 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Carlisle was 191, and net international migration into Carlisle was 27.
Carlisle's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Carlisle if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.64, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 9.4, led to population increases of 1,026 during the year, and Carlisle's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 12.9 resulted in a 1,399 population decrease. In total, a net 373 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 54 in 2011 to a net 191 inflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 82 in 2011 to an inflow of 27 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 190 people in 2011 to -373 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 95% of the total change in population.
Carlisle's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Carlisle's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Carlisle is forecast to be 108,913 in 2025 and 108,802 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