The population of Knowsley is 152,452 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Knowsley to be 155,682. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Knowsley grew by an estimated 1,590 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 6,549. Compare population by area.
Knowsley's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 1.1%, which is 0.6% higher than the average population growth rate in Knowsley for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.5%).
Knowsley covers an area of 87 square kilometres (33 square miles) and has a population density of 1,762 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 76 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Knowsley was 1,301, and net international migration into Knowsley was 107.
Knowsley's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Knowsley if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.7, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 12.7, led to population increases of 1,910 during the year, and Knowsley's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 11.6 resulted in a 1,749 population decrease. In total, a net 161 person natural increase.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 650 in 2011 to a net 1,301 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 72 in 2011 to an inflow of 107 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 525 people in 2011 to 161 in 2020.
Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 62% of the total change in population.
Knowsley's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Knowsley's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Knowsley is forecast to be 154,714 in 2025 and 158,009 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