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 505,374. 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 (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 311 people per km2 over the past decade.
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.
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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.
Liverpool's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
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.
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