The population of Cheshire East is 386,667 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Cheshire East to be 391,747. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Cheshire East grew by an estimated 2,515 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 15,931. Compare population by area.
Cheshire East's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.7%, which is 0.2% higher than the average population growth rate in Cheshire East for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.5%).
Cheshire East covers an area of 1,166 square kilometres (450 square miles) and has a population density of 332 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 14 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Cheshire East was 3,529, and net international migration out of Cheshire East was 27.
Cheshire East's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Cheshire East if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.72, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 9.4, led to population increases of 3,613 during the year, and Cheshire East's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 12.0 resulted in a 4,605 population decrease. In total, a net 992 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 883 in 2011 to a net 3,529 inflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 239 in 2011 to an outflow of 27 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 578 people in 2011 to -992 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 96% of the total change in population.
Cheshire East's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Cheshire East's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Cheshire East is forecast to be 394,546 in 2025 and 402,349 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