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 (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 2 people per km2 over the past decade.
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.
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.
Melton's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
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.
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