Population

135,979

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Population Density

3,441 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

-0.68%

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Area type

Non-metropolitan District

Land area

40 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.72

Birth rate

12.3

Death rate

9.7

internal migration

-1.0%

international migration

0.1%

The **population of Ipswich is 135,979** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Ipswich to be 134,130**. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Ipswich grew by an estimated -934 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 2,250. Compare population by area.

Ipswich's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was -0.7%, which is 0.9% lower than the average population growth rate in Ipswich for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.2%).

Ipswich covers an area of 40 square kilometres (15 square miles) and has a population density of 3,441 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 57 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Ipswich's population of 135,979 is equivalent to 0.2% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Ipswich is the 45th non-metropolitan district in England (of 181 total) when ordered by total population.
- Ipswich's population growth rate of -0.68% is 1.15% lower than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Ipswich is the 178th non-metropolitan district in England (of 181 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Ipswich's population density of 3,441 people per km
^{2}is 3,007 people per km^{2}higher than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Ipswich is the 3rd Non-metropolitan District in England (of 181 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Ipswich was 1,424, and net international migration into Ipswich was 100.

Ipswich's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Ipswich if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.72, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 12.3, led to population increases of 1,690 during the year, and Ipswich's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 9.7 resulted in a 1,322 population decrease. In total, a net 368 person natural increase.

- Ipswich's fertility rate of 1.72 is 0.13 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Ipswich's birth rate of 12.3 births per thousand people is 1.6 higher than England's birth rate, and Ipswich's death rate or mortality rate of 9.7 people per thousand is 0.3 lower than England's death rate
- Ipswich's annual net international migration rate of 0.07% is below the English average of 0.4%

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During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net inflow of 416 in 2011 to a net 1,424 outflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 34 in 2011 to an inflow of 100 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 898 people in 2011 to 368 in 2020.

Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 203% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).

Average salary

£32,967

Ipswich Salary

Average rent

£691

Rental Market of Ipswich

GDP

£ 4.7 billion

Ipswich Economy

Ipswich's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.

Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2020 | 135,979 | -0.68% | 3,441 |

2019 | 136,913 | -0.45% | 3,464 |

2018 | 137,532 | -0.68% | 3,480 |

2017 | 138,480 | -0.03% | 3,504 |

2016 | 138,515 | 0.60% | 3,505 |

2015 | 137,694 | 0.93% | 3,484 |

2014 | 136,429 | 0.61% | 3,452 |

2013 | 135,604 | 0.40% | 3,431 |

2012 | 135,065 | 1.00% | 3,417 |

2011 | 133,729 | 3,384 |

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

The population of Ipswich is forecast to be 135,892 in 2025 and 135,122 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 136,367 | -0.16% | 3,450 |

2024 | 136,135 | -0.17% | 3,444 |

2025 | 135,892 | -0.18% | 3,438 |

2026 | 135,690 | -0.15% | 3,433 |

2027 | 135,514 | -0.13% | 3,429 |

2028 | 135,357 | -0.12% | 3,425 |

2029 | 135,222 | -0.10% | 3,421 |

2030 | 135,122 | -0.07% | 3,419 |

2031 | 135,046 | -0.06% | 3,417 |

2032 | 134,999 | -0.03% | 3,416 |

2033 | 134,987 | -0.01% | 3,415 |

2034 | 134,992 | 0.00% | 3,416 |

2035 | 135,017 | 0.02% | 3,416 |

2036 | 135,059 | 0.03% | 3,417 |

2037 | 135,127 | 0.05% | 3,419 |

2038 | 135,220 | 0.07% | 3,421 |

2039 | 135,330 | 0.08% | 3,424 |

2040 | 135,448 | 0.09% | 3,427 |

2041 | 135,577 | 0.10% | 3,430 |

2042 | 135,713 | 0.10% | 3,434 |

2043 | 135,858 | 0.11% | 3,437 |

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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 2021. Data sources: ONS Local statistics