The population of Harborough is 95,537 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Harborough to be 99,093. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Harborough grew by an estimated 1,730 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 9,838. Compare population by area.
Harborough's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 1.8%, which is 0.6% higher than the average population growth rate in Harborough for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (1.2%).
Harborough covers an area of 592 square kilometres (228 square miles) and has a population density of 161 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 17 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Harborough was 1,626, and net international migration into Harborough was 195.
Harborough's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Harborough if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.56, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 8.8, led to population increases of 822 during the year, and Harborough's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 10.2 resulted in a 953 population decrease. In total, a net 131 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 658 in 2011 to a net 1,626 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 79 in 2011 to an inflow of 195 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 115 people in 2011 to -131 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 90% of the total change in population.
Harborough's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Harborough's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Harborough is forecast to be 99,706 in 2025 and 104,016 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