The population of Newark and Sherwood is 123,127 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Newark and Sherwood to be 124,551. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Newark and Sherwood grew by an estimated 706 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 8,145. Compare population by area.
Newark and Sherwood's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.6%, which is 0.2% lower than the average population growth rate in Newark and Sherwood for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.8%).
Newark and Sherwood covers an area of 651 square kilometres (251 square miles) and has a population density of 189 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 13 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Newark and Sherwood was 690, and net international migration into Newark and Sherwood was 158.
Newark and Sherwood's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Newark and Sherwood 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 9.4, led to population increases of 1,151 during the year, and Newark and Sherwood's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 10.8 resulted in a 1,327 population decrease. In total, a net 176 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 159 in 2011 to a net 690 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 125 in 2011 to an inflow of 158 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 90 people in 2011 to -176 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 81% of the total change in population.
Newark and Sherwood's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Newark and Sherwood's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Newark and Sherwood is forecast to be 127,850 in 2025 and 131,356 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