Population

555,741

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Population Density

4,805 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

0.52%

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Area type

Metropolitan District

Land area

116 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.42

Birth rate

12.8

Death rate

7.0

internal migration

-0.9%

international migration

0.9%

The **population of Manchester is 555,741** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Manchester to be 561,552**. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Manchester grew by an estimated 2,883 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 52,839. Compare population by area.

Manchester's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.5%, which is 0.6% lower than the average population growth rate in Manchester for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (1.1%).

Manchester covers an area of 116 square kilometres (45 square miles) and has a population density of 4,805 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 457 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Manchester's population of 555,741 is equivalent to 1.0% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Manchester is the 12th metropolitan district in England (of 36 total) when ordered by total population.
- Manchester's population growth rate of 0.52% is 0.05% higher than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Manchester is the 18th metropolitan district in England (of 36 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Manchester's population density of 4,805 people per km
^{2}is 4,371 people per km^{2}higher than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Manchester is the 9th Metropolitan District in England (of 36 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Manchester was 5,119, and net international migration into Manchester was 4,741.

Manchester's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Manchester if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.42, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 12.8, led to population increases of 7,084 during the year, and Manchester's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 7.0 resulted in a 3,882 population decrease. In total, a net 3,202 person natural increase.

- Manchester's fertility rate of 1.42 is 0.17 lower than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Manchester's birth rate of 12.8 births per thousand people is 2.1 higher than England's birth rate, and Manchester's death rate or mortality rate of 7.0 people per thousand is 3.0 lower than England's death rate
- Manchester's annual net international migration rate of 0.85% is above the English average of 0.4%

During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net outflow of 1,292 in 2011 to a net 5,119 outflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 5,349 in 2011 to an inflow of 4,741 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 4,467 people in 2011 to 3,202 in 2020.

International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 79% of the total change in population.

Average salary

£38,225

Manchester Salary

Average rent

£871

Rental Market of Manchester

GDP

£ 26 billion

Manchester Economy

Manchester'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 | 555,741 | 0.52% | 4,805 |

2019 | 552,858 | 0.96% | 4,781 |

2018 | 547,627 | 0.39% | 4,735 |

2017 | 545,501 | 0.77% | 4,717 |

2016 | 541,319 | 2.17% | 4,681 |

2015 | 529,809 | 2.12% | 4,581 |

2014 | 518,834 | 1.01% | 4,486 |

2013 | 513,665 | 0.62% | 4,442 |

2012 | 510,501 | 1.51% | 4,414 |

2011 | 502,902 | 4,349 |

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

The population of Manchester is forecast to be 563,323 in 2025 and 574,078 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 559,674 | 0.32% | 4,839 |

2024 | 561,482 | 0.32% | 4,855 |

2025 | 563,323 | 0.33% | 4,871 |

2026 | 565,332 | 0.36% | 4,888 |

2027 | 567,487 | 0.38% | 4,907 |

2028 | 569,620 | 0.38% | 4,925 |

2029 | 571,788 | 0.38% | 4,944 |

2030 | 574,078 | 0.40% | 4,964 |

2031 | 576,475 | 0.42% | 4,985 |

2032 | 578,740 | 0.39% | 5,004 |

2033 | 580,842 | 0.36% | 5,022 |

2034 | 582,865 | 0.35% | 5,040 |

2035 | 584,925 | 0.35% | 5,058 |

2036 | 586,914 | 0.34% | 5,075 |

2037 | 588,714 | 0.31% | 5,091 |

2038 | 590,303 | 0.27% | 5,104 |

2039 | 591,887 | 0.27% | 5,118 |

2040 | 593,497 | 0.27% | 5,132 |

2041 | 595,091 | 0.27% | 5,146 |

2042 | 596,640 | 0.26% | 5,159 |

2043 | 598,149 | 0.25% | 5,172 |

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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