The population of Lichfield is 105,637 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Lichfield to be 107,421. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Lichfield grew by an estimated 881 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 4,726. Compare population by area.
Lichfield's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.8%, which is 0.3% higher than the average population growth rate in Lichfield for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.5%).
Lichfield covers an area of 331 square kilometres (128 square miles) and has a population density of 319 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 14 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Lichfield was 865, and net international migration into Lichfield was 113.
Lichfield's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Lichfield if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.6, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 9.2, led to population increases of 961 during the year, and Lichfield's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 11.8 resulted in a 1,239 population decrease. In total, a net 278 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 303 in 2011 to a net 865 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 38 in 2011 to an inflow of 113 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 79 people in 2011 to -278 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 97% of the total change in population.
Lichfield's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Lichfield's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Lichfield is forecast to be 106,749 in 2025 and 108,335 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