The population of Rugby is 110,650 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Rugby to be 114,161. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Rugby grew by an estimated 1,715 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 10,154. Compare population by area.
Rugby's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 1.6%, which is 0.5% higher than the average population growth rate in Rugby for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (1.1%).
Rugby covers an area of 351 square kilometres (136 square miles) and has a population density of 315 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 29 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Rugby was 1,349, and net international migration into Rugby was 280.
Rugby's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Rugby if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.7, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 10.8, led to population increases of 1,175 during the year, and Rugby's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 10.0 resulted in a 1,092 population decrease. In total, a net 83 person natural increase.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 640 in 2011 to a net 1,349 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 192 in 2011 to an inflow of 280 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 370 people in 2011 to 83 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 43% of the total change in population.
Rugby's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Rugby's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Rugby is forecast to be 113,691 in 2025 and 117,290 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