The population of Harrow is 252,338 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Harrow to be 254,711. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Harrow grew by an estimated 1,178 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 11,839. Compare population by area.
Harrow's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.5%, which is 0.1% lower than the average population growth rate in Harrow for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.5%).
Harrow covers an area of 50 square kilometres (19 square miles) and has a population density of 5,000 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 235 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Harrow was 2,138, and net international migration into Harrow was 1,718.
Harrow's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Harrow if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 2.12, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 14.0, led to population increases of 3,506 during the year, and Harrow's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 7.9 resulted in a 1,994 population decrease. In total, a net 1,512 person natural increase.
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During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net outflow of 1,502 in 2011 to a net 2,138 outflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 2,471 in 2011 to an inflow of 1,718 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 2,048 people in 2011 to 1,512 in 2020.
International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 170% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).
Harrow's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Harrow's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Harrow is forecast to be 251,389 in 2025 and 251,501 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