The population of Dacorum is 155,457 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Dacorum to be 156,854. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Dacorum grew by an estimated 694 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 10,159. Compare population by area.
Dacorum's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.4%, which is 0.3% lower than the average population growth rate in Dacorum for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.8%).
Dacorum covers an area of 212 square kilometres (82 square miles) and has a population density of 732 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 48 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Dacorum was 151, and net international migration into Dacorum was 147.
Dacorum's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Dacorum if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.74, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 11.8, led to population increases of 1,832 during the year, and Dacorum's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 9.3 resulted in a 1,447 population decrease. In total, a net 385 person natural increase.
During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net inflow of 515 in 2011 to a net 151 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 43 in 2011 to an inflow of 147 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 859 people in 2011 to 385 in 2020.
Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 59% of the total change in population.
Dacorum's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Dacorum's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Dacorum is forecast to be 159,199 in 2025 and 161,082 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