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 (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 167 people per km2 over the past decade.
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.
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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.
Harlow's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
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.
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