Population

248,115

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Population Density

16,701 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

2.33%

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Area type

London Borough

Land area

15 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.11

Birth rate

10.9

Death rate

5.3

internal migration

-0.9%

international migration

2.7%

The **population of Islington is 248,115** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Islington to be 259,809**. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Islington grew by an estimated 5,648 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 41,830. Compare population by area.

Islington's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 2.3%, which is 0.3% higher than the average population growth rate in Islington for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (2.1%).

Islington covers an area of 15 square kilometres (6 square miles) and has a population density of 16,701 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 2,816 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Islington's population of 248,115 is equivalent to 0.4% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Islington is the 25th london borough in England (of 33 total) when ordered by total population.
- Islington's population growth rate of 2.33% is 1.86% higher than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Islington is the 4th london borough in England (of 33 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Islington's population density of 16,701 people per km
^{2}is 16,267 people per km^{2}higher than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Islington is the 2nd London Borough in England (of 33 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Islington was 2,260, and net international migration into Islington was 6,656.

Islington's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Islington if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.11, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 10.9, led to population increases of 2,634 during the year, and Islington's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 5.3 resulted in a 1,275 population decrease. In total, a net 1,359 person natural increase.

- Islington's fertility rate of 1.11 is 0.48 lower than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Islington's birth rate of 10.9 births per thousand people is 0.2 higher than England's birth rate, and Islington's death rate or mortality rate of 5.3 people per thousand is 4.7 lower than England's death rate
- Islington's annual net international migration rate of 2.68% is above the English average of 0.4%

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During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net outflow of 194 in 2011 to a net 2,260 outflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 5,210 in 2011 to an inflow of 6,656 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 2,012 people in 2011 to 1,359 in 2020.

International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 101% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).

Average salary

£54,038

Islington Salary

Average rent

£1,787

Rental Market of Islington

GDP

£ 21 billion

Islington Economy

Islington'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 | 248,115 | 2.33% | 16,701 |

2019 | 242,467 | 1.39% | 16,321 |

2018 | 239,142 | 1.76% | 16,097 |

2017 | 235,000 | 1.27% | 15,818 |

2016 | 232,055 | 2.00% | 15,620 |

2015 | 227,507 | 2.76% | 15,314 |

2014 | 221,405 | 2.57% | 14,903 |

2013 | 215,855 | 2.17% | 14,529 |

2012 | 211,273 | 2.42% | 14,221 |

2011 | 206,285 | 13,885 |

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

The population of Islington is forecast to be 251,954 in 2025 and 257,542 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 249,696 | 0.58% | 16,807 |

2024 | 250,920 | 0.49% | 16,890 |

2025 | 251,954 | 0.41% | 16,959 |

2026 | 252,991 | 0.41% | 17,029 |

2027 | 254,055 | 0.42% | 17,101 |

2028 | 255,159 | 0.43% | 17,175 |

2029 | 256,318 | 0.45% | 17,253 |

2030 | 257,542 | 0.48% | 17,335 |

2031 | 258,819 | 0.50% | 17,421 |

2032 | 260,125 | 0.50% | 17,509 |

2033 | 261,451 | 0.51% | 17,598 |

2034 | 262,784 | 0.51% | 17,688 |

2035 | 264,103 | 0.50% | 17,777 |

2036 | 265,363 | 0.48% | 17,862 |

2037 | 266,548 | 0.45% | 17,941 |

2038 | 267,643 | 0.41% | 18,015 |

2039 | 268,653 | 0.38% | 18,083 |

2040 | 269,567 | 0.34% | 18,145 |

2041 | 270,371 | 0.30% | 18,199 |

2042 | 271,073 | 0.26% | 18,246 |

2043 | 271,690 | 0.23% | 18,288 |

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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