The population of Maldon is 65,401 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Maldon to be 66,361. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Maldon grew by an estimated 475 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 3,681. Compare population by area.
Maldon's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.7%, which is 0.1% higher than the average population growth rate in Maldon for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.6%).
Maldon covers an area of 359 square kilometres (138 square miles) and has a population density of 182 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 10 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Maldon was 651, and net international migration into Maldon was 48.
Maldon's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Maldon if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.7, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 7.9, led to population increases of 510 during the year, and Maldon's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 11.5 resulted in a 746 population decrease. In total, a net 236 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 11 in 2011 to a net 651 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 42 in 2011 to an inflow of 48 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 30 people in 2011 to -236 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 109% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).
Maldon's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Maldon's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Maldon is forecast to be 67,489 in 2025 and 69,412 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