The population of East England is 6,269,161 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of East England to be 6,335,867. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in East England grew by an estimated 33,089 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 406,743. Compare population by area.
East England's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.5%, which is 0.2% lower than the average population growth rate in East England for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.7%).
East England covers an area of 19,119 square kilometres (7,382 square miles) and has a population density of 328 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 21 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into East England was 17,393, and net international migration into East England was 15,035.
East England's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in East England if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.69, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 10.7, led to population increases of 66,569 during the year, and East England's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 10.2 resulted in a 63,429 population decrease. In total, a net 3,140 person natural increase.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 14,620 in 2011 to a net 17,393 inflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 17,938 in 2011 to an inflow of 15,035 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 22,381 people in 2011 to 3,140 in 2020.
International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 35% of the total change in population.
East England's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
East England's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of East England is forecast to be 6,435,996 in 2025 and 6,558,594 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