The population of Ribble Valley is 62,026 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Ribble Valley to be 64,366. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Ribble Valley grew by an estimated 1,138 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 4,734. Compare population by area.
Ribble Valley's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 1.9%, which is 1.0% higher than the average population growth rate in Ribble Valley for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.9%).
Ribble Valley covers an area of 583 square kilometres (225 square miles) and has a population density of 106 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 8 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Ribble Valley was 1,177, and net international migration into Ribble Valley was 106.
Ribble Valley's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Ribble Valley if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.55, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 8.4, led to population increases of 513 during the year, and Ribble Valley's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 10.9 resulted in a 664 population decrease. In total, a net 151 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 251 in 2011 to a net 1,177 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 30 in 2011 to an inflow of 106 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of -114 people in 2011 to -151 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 116% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).
Ribble Valley's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Ribble Valley's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Ribble Valley is forecast to be 63,124 in 2025 and 64,725 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