The population of Lewisham is 305,309 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Lewisham to be 304,246. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Lewisham grew by an estimated -533 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 28,371. Compare population by area.
Lewisham's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was -0.2%, which is 1.3% lower than the average population growth rate in Lewisham for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (1.1%).
Lewisham covers an area of 35 square kilometres (14 square miles) and has a population density of 8,686 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 807 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Lewisham was 4,480, and net international migration into Lewisham was 1,421.
Lewisham's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Lewisham if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.48, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 14.1, led to population increases of 4,310 during the year, and Lewisham's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 6.0 resulted in a 1,848 population decrease. In total, a net 2,462 person natural increase.
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During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net outflow of 1,356 in 2011 to a net 4,480 outflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 2,675 in 2011 to an inflow of 1,421 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 3,417 people in 2011 to 2,462 in 2020.
Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 96% of the total change in population.
Lewisham's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Lewisham's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Lewisham is forecast to be 317,757 in 2025 and 324,570 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