The population of Dudley is 322,363 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Dudley to be 323,902. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Dudley grew by an estimated 767 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 9,102. Compare population by area.
Dudley's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.2%, which is 0.1% lower than the average population growth rate in Dudley for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.3%).
Dudley covers an area of 98 square kilometres (38 square miles) and has a population density of 3,291 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 93 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Dudley was 462, and net international migration into Dudley was 371.
Dudley's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Dudley if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.76, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 10.7, led to population increases of 3,440 during the year, and Dudley's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 11.1 resulted in a 3,577 population decrease. In total, a net 137 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 682 in 2011 to a net 462 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 345 in 2011 to an inflow of 371 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 792 people in 2011 to -137 in 2020.
Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 60% of the total change in population.
Dudley's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Dudley's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Dudley is forecast to be 330,432 in 2025 and 336,516 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