The population of Darlington is 107,402 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Darlington to be 108,610. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Darlington grew by an estimated 599 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 1,818. Compare population by area.
Darlington's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.6%, which is 0.4% higher than the average population growth rate in Darlington for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.2%).
Darlington covers an area of 197 square kilometres (76 square miles) and has a population density of 544 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 9 people per km2 over the past decade.
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 1.68, 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.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 224 in 2011 to a net 689 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 7 in 2011 to an inflow of 145 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 311 people in 2011 to -270 in 2020.
Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 46% of the total change in population.
Darlington's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
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.
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