Population

92,571

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Population Density

989 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

-1.35%

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Area type

Unitary Authority

Land area

94 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.64

Birth rate

10.4

Death rate

12.1

internal migration

0.0%

international migration

0.3%

The **population of Hartlepool is 92,571** according to mid-2021 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2023 population of Hartlepool to be 93,000. In the year between mid-2020 and mid-2021, the population in Hartlepool fell by an estimated 1,265 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2021, the population grew by 310. Compare population by area.

Hartlepool's population growth rate between mid-2020 and mid-2021 was -1.3%, which is 1.4% lower than the average population growth rate in Hartlepool for the ten years prior to mid-2021 (0.0%).

Hartlepool covers an area of 94 square kilometres (36 square miles) and has a population density of 989 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2021. That figure has increased by 3 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Hartlepool's population of 92,571 is equivalent to 0.2% of England's 56,536,419 total population. Hartlepool is the 57th unitary authority in England (of 59 total) when ordered by total population.
- Hartlepool's population growth rate of -1.35% is 1.68% lower than England's current population growth rate of 0.33%. Hartlepool is the 49th unitary authority in England (of 59 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Hartlepool's population density of 989 people per km
^{2}is 554 people per km^{2}higher than England's 435 people per km^{2}. Hartlepool is the 27th Unitary Authority in England (of 59 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Hartlepool was 20, and net international migration into Hartlepool was 319.

Hartlepool's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Hartlepool if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.64, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 10.4, led to population increases of 974 during the year, and Hartlepool's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 12.1 resulted in a 1,134 population decrease. In total, a net 160 person natural decrease.

- Hartlepool's fertility rate of 1.64 is 0.02 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.62
- Hartlepool's birth rate of 10.4 births per thousand people is 0.3 lower than England's birth rate, and Hartlepool's death rate or mortality rate of 12.1 people per thousand is 2.1 higher than England's death rate
- Hartlepool's annual net international migration rate of 0.34% is below the English average of 0.4%

During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 61 in 2011 to a net 20 outflow. International migration has risen from a net outflow of 17 in 2011 to an inflow of 319 in 2021.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 243 people in 2011 to -160 in 2021.

International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 88% of the total change in population.

Average salary

£32,165

Hartlepool Salary

Average rent

£494

Rental Market of Hartlepool

GDP

£ 1.8 billion

Hartlepool Economy

Hartlepool'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 | 92,571 | -1.35% | 989 |

2020 | 93,836 | 0.18% | 1,003 |

2019 | 93,663 | 0.45% | 1,001 |

2018 | 93,242 | 0.24% | 997 |

2017 | 93,019 | 0.19% | 994 |

2016 | 92,845 | 0.38% | 992 |

2015 | 92,498 | -0.12% | 989 |

2014 | 92,606 | -0.06% | 990 |

2013 | 92,662 | 0.43% | 990 |

2012 | 92,261 | 986 |

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

The population of Hartlepool is forecast to be 93,697 in 2025 and 93,652 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 93,673 | 1,001 | |

2024 | 93,695 | 0.02% | 1,001 |

2025 | 93,697 | 0.00% | 1,001 |

2026 | 93,695 | 0.00% | 1,001 |

2027 | 93,694 | 0.00% | 1,001 |

2028 | 93,687 | -0.01% | 1,001 |

2029 | 93,671 | -0.02% | 1,001 |

2030 | 93,652 | -0.02% | 1,001 |

2031 | 93,638 | -0.02% | 1,001 |

2032 | 93,638 | 0.00% | 1,001 |

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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