Population

87,280

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Population Density

2,858 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

0.24%

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Area type

Non-metropolitan District

Land area

31 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.93

Birth rate

13.4

Death rate

9.5

internal migration

-0.3%

international migration

0.2%

The **population of Harlow is 87,280** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Harlow to be 87,708**. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Harlow grew by an estimated 213 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 5,103. Compare population by area.

Harlow's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.2%, which is 0.4% lower than the average population growth rate in Harlow for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.7%).

Harlow covers an area of 31 square kilometres (12 square miles) and has a population density of 2,858 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 167 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Harlow's population of 87,280 is equivalent to 0.2% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Harlow is the 153rd non-metropolitan district in England (of 181 total) when ordered by total population.
- Harlow's population growth rate of 0.24% is 0.22% lower than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Harlow is the 125th non-metropolitan district in England (of 181 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Harlow's population density of 2,858 people per km
^{2}is 2,424 people per km^{2}higher than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Harlow is the 12th Non-metropolitan District in England (of 181 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Harlow was 281, and net international migration into Harlow was 151.

Harlow's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Harlow if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.93, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 13.4, led to population increases of 1,165 during the year, and Harlow's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 9.5 resulted in a 827 population decrease. In total, a net 338 person natural increase.

- Harlow's fertility rate of 1.93 is 0.34 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Harlow's birth rate of 13.4 births per thousand people is 2.7 higher than England's birth rate, and Harlow's death rate or mortality rate of 9.5 people per thousand is 0.5 lower than England's death rate
- Harlow's annual net international migration rate of 0.17% is below the English average of 0.4%

During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net outflow of 218 in 2011 to a net 281 outflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 343 in 2011 to an inflow of 151 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 601 people in 2011 to 338 in 2020.

Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 91% of the total change in population.

Average salary

£33,041

Harlow Salary

Average rent

£1,077

Rental Market of Harlow

GDP

£ 2.6 billion

Harlow Economy

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

Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2020 | 87,280 | 0.24% | 2,858 |

2019 | 87,067 | 0.55% | 2,851 |

2018 | 86,594 | 0.47% | 2,836 |

2017 | 86,191 | 0.38% | 2,822 |

2016 | 85,867 | 0.62% | 2,812 |

2015 | 85,335 | 0.85% | 2,794 |

2014 | 84,619 | 1.42% | 2,771 |

2013 | 83,438 | 0.75% | 2,732 |

2012 | 82,814 | 0.78% | 2,712 |

2011 | 82,177 | 2,691 |

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

The population of Harlow is forecast to be 88,958 in 2025 and 89,990 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 88,423 | 0.34% | 2,896 |

2024 | 88,704 | 0.32% | 2,905 |

2025 | 88,958 | 0.29% | 2,913 |

2026 | 89,184 | 0.25% | 2,920 |

2027 | 89,391 | 0.23% | 2,927 |

2028 | 89,595 | 0.23% | 2,934 |

2029 | 89,795 | 0.22% | 2,940 |

2030 | 89,990 | 0.22% | 2,947 |

2031 | 90,174 | 0.21% | 2,953 |

2032 | 90,351 | 0.20% | 2,959 |

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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 2021. Data sources: ONS Local statistics