Population

128,577

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Population Density

1,626 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

-0.91%

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Area type

Unitary Authority

Land area

79 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.70

Birth rate

10.3

Death rate

10.8

internal migration

international migration

The **population of Halton is 128,577** according to mid-2021 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2023 population of Halton to be . In the year between mid-2020 and mid-2021, the population in Halton fell by an estimated 1,182 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2021, the population grew by 2,796. Compare population by area.

Halton's population growth rate between mid-2020 and mid-2021 was -0.9%, which is 1.2% lower than the average population growth rate in Halton for the ten years prior to mid-2021 (0.2%).

Halton covers an area of 79 square kilometres (31 square miles) and has a population density of 1,626 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2021. That figure has by people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Halton's population of 128,577 is equivalent to 0.2% of England's 56,536,419 total population. Halton is the 54th unitary authority in England (of 59 total) when ordered by total population.
- Halton's population growth rate of -0.91% is 1.24% lower than England's current population growth rate of 0.33%. Halton is the 46th unitary authority in England (of 59 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Halton's population density of 1,626 people per km
^{2}is 1,191 people per km^{2}higher than England's 435 people per km^{2}. Halton is the 19th Unitary Authority in England (of 59 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Halton was 252, and net international migration into Halton was 124.

Halton's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Halton if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.7, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 10.3, led to population increases of 1,327 during the year, and Halton's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 10.8 resulted in a 1,394 population decrease. In total, a net 67 person natural decrease.

- Halton's fertility rate of 1.70 is 0.08 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.62
- Halton's birth rate of 10.3 births per thousand people is 0.4 lower than England's birth rate, and Halton's death rate or mortality rate of 10.8 people per thousand is 0.8 higher than England's death rate
- Halton's annual net international migration rate of 0.10% is below the English average of 0.4%

During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 404 in 2011 to a net 252 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 38 in 2011 to an inflow of 124 in 2021.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 408 people in 2011 to -67 in 2021.

Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 63% of the total change in population.

Average salary

£39,188

Halton Salary

Average rent

£556

Rental Market of Halton

GDP

£ 4.6 billion

Halton Economy

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

Figures reported by the ONS in 2022.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2021 | 128,577 | -0.91% | |

2020 | 129,759 | 0.27% | |

2019 | 129,410 | 0.76% | |

2018 | 128,432 | 0.66% | |

2017 | 127,595 | 0.23% | |

2016 | 127,306 | 0.46% | |

2015 | 126,719 | 0.17% | |

2014 | 126,501 | 0.34% | |

2013 | 126,074 | 0.23% | |

2012 | 125,781 |

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

The population of Halton is forecast to be 131,793 in 2025 and 133,472 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 131,000 | 1,656 | |

2024 | 131,418 | 0.32% | 1,662 |

2025 | 131,793 | 0.29% | 1,666 |

2026 | 132,154 | 0.27% | 1,671 |

2027 | 132,504 | 0.26% | 1,675 |

2028 | 132,845 | 0.26% | 1,680 |

2029 | 133,158 | 0.24% | 1,684 |

2030 | 133,472 | 0.24% | 1,688 |

2031 | 133,790 | 0.24% | 1,692 |

2032 | 134,084 | 0.22% | 1,695 |

2033 | 134,376 | 0.22% | 1,699 |

2034 | 134,666 | 0.22% | 1,703 |

2035 | 134,952 | 0.21% | 1,706 |

2036 | 135,245 | 0.22% | 1,710 |

2037 | 135,541 | 0.22% | 1,714 |

2038 | 135,849 | 0.23% | 1,718 |

2039 | 136,157 | 0.23% | 1,722 |

2040 | 136,463 | 0.22% | 1,726 |

2041 | 136,765 | 0.22% | 1,729 |

2042 | 137,071 | 0.22% | 1,733 |

2043 | 137,380 | 0.23% | 1,737 |

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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 2022. Data sources: ONS Local statistics