The population of Kensington and Chelsea is 156,864 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Kensington and Chelsea to be 158,344. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Kensington and Chelsea grew by an estimated 735 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by -1,387. Compare population by area.
Kensington and Chelsea's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.5%, which is 0.6% higher than the average population growth rate in Kensington and Chelsea for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (-0.1%).
Kensington and Chelsea covers an area of 12 square kilometres (5 square miles) and has a population density of 12,939 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has decreased by 114 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Kensington and Chelsea was 1,841, and net international migration into Kensington and Chelsea was 1,979.
Kensington and Chelsea's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Kensington and Chelsea if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.27, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 9.5, led to population increases of 1,479 during the year, and Kensington and Chelsea's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 5.8 resulted in a 900 population decrease. In total, a net 579 person natural increase.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 2,050 in 2011 to a net 1,841 outflow. International migration has risen from a net outflow of 720 in 2011 to an inflow of 1,979 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 1,403 people in 2011 to 579 in 2020.
Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa -347% of the total change in population.
Kensington and Chelsea's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Kensington and Chelsea's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Kensington and Chelsea is forecast to be 155,798 in 2025 and 155,647 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