The population of Herefordshire, County of is 193,615 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Herefordshire, County of to be 195,253. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Herefordshire, County of grew by an estimated 814 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 9,996. Compare population by area.
Herefordshire, County of's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.4%, which is 0.2% lower than the average population growth rate in Herefordshire, County of for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.6%).
Herefordshire, County of covers an area of 2,180 square kilometres (842 square miles) and has a population density of 89 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 5 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Herefordshire, County of was 823, and net international migration into Herefordshire, County of was 666.
Herefordshire, County of's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Herefordshire, County of if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.46, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 8.0, led to population increases of 1,546 during the year, and Herefordshire, County of's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 11.8 resulted in a 2,267 population decrease. In total, a net 721 person natural decrease.
During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 91 in 2011 to a net 823 inflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 734 in 2011 to an inflow of 666 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of -16 people in 2011 to -721 in 2020.
International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 87% of the total change in population.
Herefordshire, County of's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Herefordshire, County of's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Herefordshire, County of is forecast to be 202,013 in 2025 and 207,788 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