The population of East Hertfordshire is 151,786 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of East Hertfordshire to be 155,946. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in East Hertfordshire grew by an estimated 2,038 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 13,631. Compare population by area.
East Hertfordshire's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 1.4%, which is 0.3% higher than the average population growth rate in East Hertfordshire for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (1.1%).
East Hertfordshire covers an area of 476 square kilometres (184 square miles) and has a population density of 319 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 29 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into East Hertfordshire was 1,488, and net international migration into East Hertfordshire was 249.
East Hertfordshire's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in East Hertfordshire if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.66, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 10.5, led to population increases of 1,578 during the year, and East Hertfordshire's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 8.7 resulted in a 1,303 population decrease. In total, a net 275 person natural increase.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 504 in 2011 to a net 1,488 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 215 in 2011 to an inflow of 249 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 709 people in 2011 to 275 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 42% of the total change in population.
East Hertfordshire's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
East Hertfordshire's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of East Hertfordshire is forecast to be 153,822 in 2025 and 156,603 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