The population of North West Leicestershire is 104,809 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of North West Leicestershire to be 107,247. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in North West Leicestershire grew by an estimated 1,198 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 11,139. Compare population by area.
North West Leicestershire's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 1.2%, which is 0.1% lower than the average population growth rate in North West Leicestershire for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (1.3%).
North West Leicestershire covers an area of 279 square kilometres (108 square miles) and has a population density of 375 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 40 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into North West Leicestershire was 1,172, and net international migration into North West Leicestershire was 89.
North West Leicestershire's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in North West Leicestershire if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.57, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 9.3, led to population increases of 962 during the year, and North West Leicestershire's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 10.1 resulted in a 1,045 population decrease. In total, a net 83 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 34 in 2011 to a net 1,172 inflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 101 in 2011 to an inflow of 89 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 175 people in 2011 to -83 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 83% of the total change in population.
North West Leicestershire's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
North West Leicestershire's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of North West Leicestershire is forecast to be 113,874 in 2025 and 121,257 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