Population

500,474

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Population Density

4,475 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

0.49%

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Area type

Metropolitan District

Land area

112 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.34

Birth rate

10.7

Death rate

10.2

internal migration

international migration

The **population of Liverpool is 500,474** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Liverpool to be **. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Liverpool grew by an estimated 2,432 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 34,818. Compare population by area.

Liverpool's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.5%, which is 0.3% lower than the average population growth rate in Liverpool for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.8%).

Liverpool covers an area of 112 square kilometres (43 square miles) and has a population density of 4,475 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has by people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Liverpool's population of 500,474 is equivalent to 0.9% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Liverpool is the 14th metropolitan district in England (of 36 total) when ordered by total population.
- Liverpool's population growth rate of 0.49% is 0.02% higher than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Liverpool is the 20th metropolitan district in England (of 36 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Liverpool's population density of 4,475 people per km
^{2}is 4,041 people per km^{2}higher than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Liverpool is the 10th Metropolitan District in England (of 36 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Liverpool was 1,152, and net international migration into Liverpool was 3,217.

Liverpool's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Liverpool if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.34, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 10.7, led to population increases of 5,344 during the year, and Liverpool's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 10.2 resulted in a 5,078 population decrease. In total, a net 266 person natural increase.

- Liverpool's fertility rate of 1.34 is 0.25 lower than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Liverpool's birth rate of 10.7 births per thousand people is 0.0 higher than England's birth rate, and Liverpool's death rate or mortality rate of 10.2 people per thousand is 0.2 higher than England's death rate
- Liverpool's annual net international migration rate of 0.64% is above the English average of 0.4%

During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 2,112 in 2011 to a net 1,152 outflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 3,213 in 2011 to an inflow of 3,217 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 1,432 people in 2011 to 266 in 2020.

International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 86% of the total change in population.

Average salary

£34,413

Liverpool Salary

Average rent

£624

Rental Market of Liverpool

GDP

£ 15 billion

Liverpool Economy

Liverpool's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.

Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2020 | 500,474 | 0.49% | |

2019 | 498,042 | 0.65% | |

2018 | 494,814 | 0.66% | |

2017 | 491,549 | 0.81% | |

2016 | 487,605 | 1.40% | |

2015 | 480,873 | 1.33% | |

2014 | 474,569 | 0.59% | |

2013 | 471,789 | 0.34% | |

2012 | 470,191 | 0.97% | |

2011 | 465,656 |

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Liverpool's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.

The population of Liverpool is forecast to be 516,305 in 2025 and 531,070 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 510,557 | 0.54% | 4,565 |

2024 | 513,383 | 0.55% | 4,591 |

2025 | 516,305 | 0.57% | 4,617 |

2026 | 519,316 | 0.58% | 4,644 |

2027 | 522,403 | 0.59% | 4,671 |

2028 | 525,350 | 0.56% | 4,698 |

2029 | 528,217 | 0.55% | 4,723 |

2030 | 531,070 | 0.54% | 4,749 |

2031 | 533,893 | 0.53% | 4,774 |

2032 | 536,500 | 0.49% | 4,797 |

2033 | 538,846 | 0.44% | 4,818 |

2034 | 540,995 | 0.40% | 4,837 |

2035 | 543,147 | 0.40% | 4,857 |

2036 | 545,181 | 0.37% | 4,875 |

2037 | 547,005 | 0.33% | 4,891 |

2038 | 548,610 | 0.29% | 4,905 |

2039 | 550,207 | 0.29% | 4,920 |

2040 | 551,872 | 0.30% | 4,935 |

2041 | 553,583 | 0.31% | 4,950 |

2042 | 555,297 | 0.31% | 4,965 |

2043 | 556,994 | 0.31% | 4,980 |

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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