The population of Lincolnshire is 766,333 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Lincolnshire to be 776,654. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Lincolnshire grew by an estimated 5,109 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 51,565. Compare population by area.
Lincolnshire's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.7%, which is 0.1% lower than the average population growth rate in Lincolnshire for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.8%).
Lincolnshire covers an area of 5,937 square kilometres (2,292 square miles) and has a population density of 129 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 9 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Lincolnshire was 4,438, and net international migration into Lincolnshire was 2,644.
Lincolnshire's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Lincolnshire if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.57, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 8.8, led to population increases of 6,692 during the year, and Lincolnshire's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 11.8 resulted in a 8,950 population decrease. In total, a net 2,258 person natural decrease.
During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 2,072 in 2011 to a net 4,438 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 1,752 in 2011 to an inflow of 2,644 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 477 people in 2011 to -2,258 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 61% of the total change in population.
Data for internal migration is not available for 2012
Lincolnshire's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Lincolnshire's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Lincolnshire is forecast to be 791,978 in 2025 and 812,161 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