Population

108,222

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Population Density

548 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

0.76%

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Area type

Unitary Authority

Land area

197 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.67

Birth rate

9.7

Death rate

12.2

internal migration

international migration

The **population of Darlington is 108,222** according to mid-2021 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2023 population of Darlington to be . In the year between mid-2020 and mid-2021, the population in Darlington grew by an estimated 820 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2021, the population grew by 2,719. Compare population by area.

Darlington's population growth rate between mid-2020 and mid-2021 was 0.8%, which is 0.5% higher than the average population growth rate in Darlington for the ten years prior to mid-2021 (0.3%).

Darlington covers an area of 197 square kilometres (76 square miles) and has a population density of 548 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2021. That figure has by people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Darlington's population of 108,222 is equivalent to 0.2% of England's 56,536,419 total population. Darlington is the 56th unitary authority in England (of 59 total) when ordered by total population.
- Darlington's population growth rate of 0.76% is 0.43% higher than England's current population growth rate of 0.33%. Darlington is the 33rd unitary authority in England (of 59 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Darlington's population density of 548 people per km
^{2}is 113 people per km^{2}higher than England's 435 people per km^{2}. Darlington is the 39th Unitary Authority in England (of 59 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Darlington was 689, and net international migration into Darlington was 145.

Darlington's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Darlington if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.67, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 9.7, led to population increases of 1,037 during the year, and Darlington's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 12.2 resulted in a 1,307 population decrease. In total, a net 270 person natural decrease.

- Darlington's fertility rate of 1.67 is 0.05 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.62
- Darlington's birth rate of 9.7 births per thousand people is 1.0 lower than England's birth rate, and Darlington's death rate or mortality rate of 12.2 people per thousand is 2.2 higher than England's death rate
- Darlington's annual net international migration rate of 0.13% is below the English average of 0.4%

During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 378 in 2011 to a net 689 inflow. International migration has risen from a net outflow of 58 in 2011 to an inflow of 145 in 2021.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 301 people in 2011 to -270 in 2021.

Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 42% of the total change in population.

Average salary

£36,143

Darlington Salary

Average rent

£501

Rental Market of Darlington

GDP

£ 2.9 billion

Darlington Economy

Darlington's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.

Figures reported by the ONS in 2022.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2021 | 108,222 | 0.76% | |

2020 | 107,402 | 0.56% | |

2019 | 106,803 | 0.22% | |

2018 | 106,566 | 0.21% | |

2017 | 106,347 | 0.02% | |

2016 | 106,327 | 0.31% | |

2015 | 105,998 | 0.11% | |

2014 | 105,877 | 0.14% | |

2013 | 105,726 | 0.21% | |

2012 | 105,503 |

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

The population of Darlington is forecast to be 107,107 in 2025 and 107,056 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 107,075 | 542 | |

2024 | 107,111 | 0.03% | 542 |

2025 | 107,107 | 0.00% | 542 |

2026 | 107,102 | 0.00% | 542 |

2027 | 107,092 | -0.01% | 542 |

2028 | 107,077 | -0.01% | 542 |

2029 | 107,067 | -0.01% | 542 |

2030 | 107,056 | -0.01% | 542 |

2031 | 107,032 | -0.02% | 542 |

2032 | 107,020 | -0.01% | 542 |

2033 | 107,033 | 0.01% | 542 |

2034 | 107,055 | 0.02% | 542 |

2035 | 107,082 | 0.03% | 542 |

2036 | 107,126 | 0.04% | 542 |

2037 | 107,174 | 0.05% | 543 |

2038 | 107,240 | 0.06% | 543 |

2039 | 107,308 | 0.06% | 543 |

2040 | 107,378 | 0.07% | 544 |

2041 | 107,445 | 0.06% | 544 |

2042 | 107,511 | 0.06% | 544 |

2043 | 107,579 | 0.06% | 545 |

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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 2022. Data sources: ONS Local statistics