The population of Kingston upon Thames is 179,142 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Kingston upon Thames to be 182,457. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Kingston upon Thames grew by an estimated 1,635 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 18,706. Compare population by area.
Kingston upon Thames's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.9%, which is 0.3% lower than the average population growth rate in Kingston upon Thames for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (1.2%).
Kingston upon Thames covers an area of 37 square kilometres (14 square miles) and has a population density of 4,808 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 502 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Kingston upon Thames was 1,334, and net international migration into Kingston upon Thames was 2,257.
Kingston upon Thames's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Kingston upon Thames if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.38, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 10.7, led to population increases of 1,898 during the year, and Kingston upon Thames's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 6.8 resulted in a 1,203 population decrease. In total, a net 695 person natural increase.
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During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net outflow of 756 in 2011 to a net 1,334 outflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 2,761 in 2011 to an inflow of 2,257 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 1,317 people in 2011 to 695 in 2020.
International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 85% of the total change in population.
Kingston upon Thames's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Kingston upon Thames's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Kingston upon Thames is forecast to be 181,464 in 2025 and 183,724 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