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 (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 2,816 people per km2 over the past decade.
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.
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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).
Islington's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
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.
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