The population of Isle of Wight is 142,296 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Isle of Wight to be 143,352. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Isle of Wight grew by an estimated 525 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 3,904. Compare population by area.
Isle of Wight's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.4%, which is 0.1% higher than the average population growth rate in Isle of Wight for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.3%).
Isle of Wight covers an area of 380 square kilometres (147 square miles) and has a population density of 375 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 10 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Isle of Wight was 1,324, and net international migration into Isle of Wight was 50.
Isle of Wight's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Isle of Wight if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.55, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 7.0, led to population increases of 986 during the year, and Isle of Wight's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 13.2 resulted in a 1,872 population decrease. In total, a net 886 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 626 in 2011 to a net 1,324 inflow. International migration has risen from a net outflow of 40 in 2011 to an inflow of 50 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of -371 people in 2011 to -886 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 195% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).
Isle of Wight's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Isle of Wight's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Isle of Wight is forecast to be 146,928 in 2025 and 150,276 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