Population

51,394

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Population Density

107 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

0.36%

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Area type

Non-metropolitan District

Land area

481 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.66

Birth rate

9.0

Death rate

10.1

internal migration

0.4%

international migration

0.1%

The **population of Melton is 51,394** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Melton to be 51,766**. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Melton grew by an estimated 185 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 899. Compare population by area.

Melton's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.4%, which is 0.2% higher than the average population growth rate in Melton for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.2%).

Melton covers an area of 481 square kilometres (186 square miles) and has a population density of 107 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 2 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Melton's population of 51,394 is equivalent to 0.1% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Melton is the 181st non-metropolitan district in England (of 181 total) when ordered by total population.
- Melton's population growth rate of 0.36% is 0.11% lower than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Melton is the 104th non-metropolitan district in England (of 181 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Melton's population density of 107 people per km
^{2}is 327 people per km^{2}lower than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Melton is the 161st Non-metropolitan District in England (of 181 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Melton was 181, and net international migration into Melton was 32.

Melton's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Melton if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.66, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 9.0, led to population increases of 463 during the year, and Melton's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 10.1 resulted in a 517 population decrease. In total, a net 54 person natural decrease.

- Melton's fertility rate of 1.66 is 0.07 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Melton's birth rate of 9.0 births per thousand people is 1.7 lower than England's birth rate, and Melton's death rate or mortality rate of 10.1 people per thousand is 0.1 higher than England's death rate
- Melton's annual net international migration rate of 0.06% is below the English average of 0.4%

During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net inflow of 269 in 2011 to a net 181 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 12 in 2011 to an inflow of 32 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 111 people in 2011 to -54 in 2020.

Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 64% of the total change in population.

Average salary

£26,428

Melton Salary

Average rent

£673

Rental Market of Melton

GDP

£ 1.4 billion

Melton Economy

Melton'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 | 51,394 | 0.36% | 107 |

2019 | 51,209 | 0.21% | 106 |

2018 | 51,100 | 0.45% | 106 |

2017 | 50,873 | -0.18% | 106 |

2016 | 50,967 | 0.02% | 106 |

2015 | 50,956 | -0.11% | 106 |

2014 | 51,012 | 0.28% | 106 |

2013 | 50,868 | 0.16% | 106 |

2012 | 50,785 | 0.57% | 105 |

2011 | 50,495 | 105 |

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

The population of Melton is forecast to be 51,827 in 2025 and 52,352 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 51,608 | 0.21% | 107 |

2024 | 51,725 | 0.23% | 107 |

2025 | 51,827 | 0.20% | 108 |

2026 | 51,923 | 0.18% | 108 |

2027 | 52,035 | 0.22% | 108 |

2028 | 52,146 | 0.21% | 108 |

2029 | 52,251 | 0.20% | 109 |

2030 | 52,352 | 0.19% | 109 |

2031 | 52,451 | 0.19% | 109 |

2032 | 52,560 | 0.21% | 109 |

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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