The population of North Kesteven is 118,149 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of North Kesteven to be 120,656. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in North Kesteven grew by an estimated 1,234 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 9,631. Compare population by area.
North Kesteven's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 1.1%, which is 0.1% higher than the average population growth rate in North Kesteven for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (1.0%).
North Kesteven covers an area of 922 square kilometres (356 square miles) and has a population density of 128 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 North Kesteven was 1,293, and net international migration into North Kesteven was 115.
North Kesteven's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in North Kesteven if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.52, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 8.6, led to population increases of 1,004 during the year, and North Kesteven's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 11.5 resulted in a 1,342 population decrease. In total, a net 338 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 1,106 in 2011 to a net 1,293 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 65 in 2011 to an inflow of 115 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 9 people in 2011 to -338 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 97% of the total change in population.
North Kesteven's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
North Kesteven's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of North Kesteven is forecast to be 123,410 in 2025 and 127,011 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