The population of Inner London is 3,660,232 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Inner London to be 3,715,647. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Inner London grew by an estimated 27,397 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 419,130. Compare population by area.
Inner London's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.8%, which is 0.6% lower than the average population growth rate in Inner London for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (1.4%).
Inner London covers an area of 319 square kilometres (123 square miles) and has a population density of 11,464 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 1,313 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Inner London was 51,354, and net international migration into Inner London was 53,209.
Inner London's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Inner London if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.28, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 12.2, led to population increases of 44,437 during the year, and Inner London's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 5.2 resulted in a 18,829 population decrease. In total, a net 25,608 person natural increase.
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During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net outflow of 23,679 in 2011 to a net 51,354 outflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 51,876 in 2011 to an inflow of 53,209 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 39,261 people in 2011 to 25,608 in 2020.
International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 107% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).
Inner London's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Inner London's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Inner London is forecast to be 3,798,700 in 2025 and 3,884,049 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