Population

144,147

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Population Density

1,013 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

0.71%

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Area type

Non-metropolitan District

Land area

142 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.71

Birth rate

12.0

Death rate

10.1

internal migration

0.0%

international migration

0.5%

The **population of Preston is 144,147** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Preston to be 146,193**. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Preston grew by an estimated 1,012 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 4,093. Compare population by area.

Preston's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.7%, which is 0.4% higher than the average population growth rate in Preston for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.3%).

Preston covers an area of 142 square kilometres (55 square miles) and has a population density of 1,013 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 29 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Preston's population of 144,147 is equivalent to 0.3% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Preston is the 34th non-metropolitan district in England (of 181 total) when ordered by total population.
- Preston's population growth rate of 0.71% is 0.24% higher than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Preston is the 60th non-metropolitan district in England (of 181 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Preston's population density of 1,013 people per km
^{2}is 579 people per km^{2}higher than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Preston is the 48th Non-metropolitan District in England (of 181 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Preston was 17, and net international migration into Preston was 760.

Preston's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Preston if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.71, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 12.0, led to population increases of 1,723 during the year, and Preston's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 10.1 resulted in a 1,445 population decrease. In total, a net 278 person natural increase.

- Preston's fertility rate of 1.71 is 0.12 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Preston's birth rate of 12.0 births per thousand people is 1.3 higher than England's birth rate, and Preston's death rate or mortality rate of 10.1 people per thousand is 0.1 higher than England's death rate
- Preston's annual net international migration rate of 0.53% is above the English average of 0.4%

During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 231 in 2011 to a net 17 outflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 666 in 2011 to an inflow of 760 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 766 people in 2011 to 278 in 2020.

Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 119% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).

Average salary

£31,774

Preston Salary

Average rent

£564

Rental Market of Preston

GDP

£ 5 billion

Preston Economy

Preston's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.

Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2020 | 144,147 | 0.71% | 1,013 |

2019 | 143,135 | 0.93% | 1,006 |

2018 | 141,818 | 0.33% | 997 |

2017 | 141,346 | 0.23% | 993 |

2016 | 141,023 | 0.24% | 991 |

2015 | 140,685 | 0.56% | 989 |

2014 | 139,907 | -0.07% | 983 |

2013 | 140,002 | -0.32% | 984 |

2012 | 140,456 | 0.29% | 987 |

2011 | 140,054 | 984 |

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Preston's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.

The population of Preston is forecast to be 144,299 in 2025 and 146,056 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 143,580 | 0.22% | 1,009 |

2024 | 143,935 | 0.25% | 1,012 |

2025 | 144,299 | 0.25% | 1,014 |

2026 | 144,672 | 0.26% | 1,017 |

2027 | 145,050 | 0.26% | 1,019 |

2028 | 145,404 | 0.24% | 1,022 |

2029 | 145,736 | 0.23% | 1,024 |

2030 | 146,056 | 0.22% | 1,026 |

2031 | 146,381 | 0.22% | 1,029 |

2032 | 146,676 | 0.20% | 1,031 |

2033 | 146,937 | 0.18% | 1,033 |

2034 | 147,169 | 0.16% | 1,034 |

2035 | 147,400 | 0.16% | 1,036 |

2036 | 147,618 | 0.15% | 1,037 |

2037 | 147,807 | 0.13% | 1,039 |

2038 | 147,970 | 0.11% | 1,040 |

2039 | 148,140 | 0.12% | 1,041 |

2040 | 148,333 | 0.13% | 1,042 |

2041 | 148,548 | 0.14% | 1,044 |

2042 | 148,774 | 0.15% | 1,046 |

2043 | 149,015 | 0.16% | 1,047 |

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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