The population of Oadby and Wigston is 57,313 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Oadby and Wigston to be 57,914. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Oadby and Wigston grew by an estimated 298 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 1,334. Compare population by area.
Oadby and Wigston's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.5%, which is 0.3% higher than the average population growth rate in Oadby and Wigston for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.3%).
Oadby and Wigston covers an area of 24 square kilometres (9 square miles) and has a population density of 2,436 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 57 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Oadby and Wigston was 186, and net international migration into Oadby and Wigston was 266.
Oadby and Wigston's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Oadby and Wigston 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 8.8, led to population increases of 501 during the year, and Oadby and Wigston's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 11.8 resulted in a 673 population decrease. In total, a net 172 person natural decrease.
During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net inflow of 417 in 2011 to a net 186 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 225 in 2011 to an inflow of 266 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 19 people in 2011 to -172 in 2020.
International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 80% of the total change in population.
Oadby and Wigston's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Oadby and Wigston's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Oadby and Wigston is forecast to be 58,351 in 2025 and 59,708 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