The population of Craven is 57,338 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Craven to be 57,732. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Craven grew by an estimated 196 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 1,879. Compare population by area.
Craven's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.3%, which is 0.0% lower than the average population growth rate in Craven for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.4%).
Craven covers an area of 1,177 square kilometres (455 square miles) and has a population density of 49 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 2 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Craven was 405, and net international migration into Craven was 93.
Craven's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Craven if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.58, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 7.4, led to population increases of 425 during the year, and Craven's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 12.9 resulted in a 738 population decrease. In total, a net 313 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 215 in 2011 to a net 405 inflow. International migration has risen from a net outflow of 9 in 2011 to an inflow of 93 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of -167 people in 2011 to -313 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 170% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).
Craven's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Craven's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Craven is forecast to be 58,173 in 2025 and 59,037 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