Population

312,785

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Population Density

551 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

0.29%

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Area type

Metropolitan District

Land area

568 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.72

Birth rate

11.0

Death rate

11.2

internal migration

0.2%

international migration

0.2%

The **population of Doncaster is 312,785** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Doncaster to be 314,583**. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Doncaster grew by an estimated 895 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 10,317. Compare population by area.

Doncaster's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.3%, which is 0.1% lower than the average population growth rate in Doncaster for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.4%).

Doncaster covers an area of 568 square kilometres (219 square miles) and has a population density of 551 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 18 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Doncaster's population of 312,785 is equivalent to 0.6% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Doncaster is the 22nd metropolitan district in England (of 36 total) when ordered by total population.
- Doncaster's population growth rate of 0.29% is 0.18% lower than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Doncaster is the 27th metropolitan district in England (of 36 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Doncaster's population density of 551 people per km
^{2}is 117 people per km^{2}higher than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Doncaster is the 44th Metropolitan District in England (of 36 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Doncaster was 488, and net international migration into Doncaster was 744.

Doncaster's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Doncaster 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 11.0, led to population increases of 3,427 during the year, and Doncaster's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 11.2 resulted in a 3,487 population decrease. In total, a net 60 person natural decrease.

- Doncaster's fertility rate of 1.72 is 0.13 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Doncaster's birth rate of 11.0 births per thousand people is 0.3 higher than England's birth rate, and Doncaster's death rate or mortality rate of 11.2 people per thousand is 1.2 higher than England's death rate
- Doncaster's annual net international migration rate of 0.24% is below the English average of 0.4%

During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 1,020 in 2011 to a net 488 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 516 in 2011 to an inflow of 744 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 1,025 people in 2011 to -60 in 2020.

International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 76% of the total change in population.

Average salary

£30,688

Doncaster Salary

Average rent

£544

Rental Market of Doncaster

GDP

£ 7 billion

Doncaster Economy

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

Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2020 | 312,785 | 0.29% | 551 |

2019 | 311,890 | 0.43% | 549 |

2018 | 310,542 | 0.52% | 547 |

2017 | 308,940 | 0.51% | 544 |

2016 | 307,374 | 0.61% | 541 |

2015 | 305,496 | 0.36% | 538 |

2014 | 304,398 | 0.23% | 536 |

2013 | 303,693 | 0.26% | 535 |

2012 | 302,920 | 0.15% | 533 |

2011 | 302,468 | 532 |

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

The population of Doncaster is forecast to be 320,194 in 2025 and 324,963 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 317,957 | 0.41% | 560 |

2024 | 319,124 | 0.37% | 562 |

2025 | 320,194 | 0.34% | 564 |

2026 | 321,228 | 0.32% | 566 |

2027 | 322,179 | 0.30% | 567 |

2028 | 323,098 | 0.29% | 569 |

2029 | 324,039 | 0.29% | 570 |

2030 | 324,963 | 0.29% | 572 |

2031 | 325,881 | 0.28% | 574 |

2032 | 326,804 | 0.28% | 575 |

2033 | 327,747 | 0.29% | 577 |

2034 | 328,697 | 0.29% | 579 |

2035 | 329,641 | 0.29% | 580 |

2036 | 330,589 | 0.29% | 582 |

2037 | 331,566 | 0.30% | 584 |

2038 | 332,592 | 0.31% | 586 |

2039 | 333,615 | 0.31% | 587 |

2040 | 334,626 | 0.30% | 589 |

2041 | 335,626 | 0.30% | 591 |

2042 | 336,612 | 0.29% | 593 |

2043 | 337,580 | 0.29% | 594 |

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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 2021. Data sources: ONS Local statistics