Population

223,659

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Population Density

1,414 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

0.56%

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Area type

Metropolitan District

Land area

158 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.88

Birth rate

12.6

Death rate

10.2

internal migration

0.0%

international migration

0.3%

The **population of Rochdale is 223,659** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Rochdale to be 226,174**. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Rochdale grew by an estimated 1,247 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 11,730. Compare population by area.

Rochdale's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.6%, which is 0.0% lower than the average population growth rate in Rochdale for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.6%).

Rochdale covers an area of 158 square kilometres (61 square miles) and has a population density of 1,414 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 74 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Rochdale's population of 223,659 is equivalent to 0.4% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Rochdale is the 36th metropolitan district in England (of 36 total) when ordered by total population.
- Rochdale's population growth rate of 0.56% is 0.09% higher than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Rochdale is the 17th metropolitan district in England (of 36 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Rochdale's population density of 1,414 people per km
^{2}is 980 people per km^{2}higher than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Rochdale is the 36th Metropolitan District in England (of 36 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Rochdale was 52, and net international migration into Rochdale was 592.

Rochdale's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Rochdale if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.88, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 12.6, led to population increases of 2,805 during the year, and Rochdale's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 10.2 resulted in a 2,265 population decrease. In total, a net 540 person natural increase.

- Rochdale's fertility rate of 1.88 is 0.29 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Rochdale's birth rate of 12.6 births per thousand people is 1.9 higher than England's birth rate, and Rochdale's death rate or mortality rate of 10.2 people per thousand is 0.2 higher than England's death rate
- Rochdale's annual net international migration rate of 0.26% is below the English average of 0.4%

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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 750 in 2011 to a net 52 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 286 in 2011 to an inflow of 592 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 1,182 people in 2011 to 540 in 2020.

Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 78% of the total change in population.

Average salary

£29,240

Rochdale Salary

Average rent

£606

Rental Market of Rochdale

GDP

£ 4.5 billion

Rochdale Economy

Rochdale'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 | 223,659 | 0.56% | 1,414 |

2019 | 222,412 | 1.10% | 1,407 |

2018 | 220,001 | 0.71% | 1,391 |

2017 | 218,459 | 0.97% | 1,382 |

2016 | 216,350 | 0.95% | 1,368 |

2015 | 214,314 | 0.63% | 1,355 |

2014 | 212,976 | 0.40% | 1,347 |

2013 | 212,137 | 0.09% | 1,342 |

2012 | 211,947 | 0.01% | 1,340 |

2011 | 211,929 | 1,340 |

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

The population of Rochdale is forecast to be 230,606 in 2025 and 236,439 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 227,976 | 0.64% | 1,442 |

2024 | 229,332 | 0.59% | 1,450 |

2025 | 230,606 | 0.56% | 1,458 |

2026 | 231,838 | 0.53% | 1,466 |

2027 | 233,027 | 0.51% | 1,474 |

2028 | 234,191 | 0.50% | 1,481 |

2029 | 235,335 | 0.49% | 1,488 |

2030 | 236,439 | 0.47% | 1,495 |

2031 | 237,524 | 0.46% | 1,502 |

2032 | 238,605 | 0.46% | 1,509 |

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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