Population

40,476

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Population Density

106 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

1.38%

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Area type

Unitary Authority

Land area

382 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.55

Birth rate

6.7

Death rate

10.4

internal migration

0.8%

international migration

0.4%

The **population of Rutland is 40,476** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Rutland to be 41,597**. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Rutland grew by an estimated 549 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 2,895. Compare population by area.

Rutland's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 1.4%, which is 0.5% higher than the average population growth rate in Rutland for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.8%).

Rutland covers an area of 382 square kilometres (147 square miles) and has a population density of 106 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 8 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Rutland's population of 40,476 is equivalent to 0.1% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Rutland is the 58th unitary authority in England (of 59 total) when ordered by total population.
- Rutland's population growth rate of 1.38% is 0.91% higher than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Rutland is the 4th unitary authority in England (of 59 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Rutland's population density of 106 people per km
^{2}is 328 people per km^{2}lower than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Rutland is the 56th Unitary Authority in England (of 59 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Rutland was 308, and net international migration into Rutland was 149.

Rutland's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Rutland 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 6.7, led to population increases of 267 during the year, and Rutland's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 10.4 resulted in a 414 population decrease. In total, a net 147 person natural decrease.

- Rutland's fertility rate of 1.55 is 0.04 lower than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Rutland's birth rate of 6.7 births per thousand people is 4.0 lower than England's birth rate, and Rutland's death rate or mortality rate of 10.4 people per thousand is 0.4 higher than England's death rate
- Rutland's annual net international migration rate of 0.37% is below the English average of 0.4%

During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 115 in 2011 to a net 308 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 25 in 2011 to an inflow of 149 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 13 people in 2011 to -147 in 2020.

Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 87% of the total change in population.

Average salary

£33,922

Rutland Salary

Average rent

£885

Rental Market of Rutland

GDP

£ 897 million

Rutland Economy

Rutland'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 | 40,476 | 1.38% | 106 |

2019 | 39,927 | 0.58% | 105 |

2018 | 39,697 | 0.56% | 104 |

2017 | 39,474 | 1.35% | 103 |

2016 | 38,949 | 1.56% | 102 |

2015 | 38,352 | 0.23% | 100 |

2014 | 38,263 | 1.25% | 100 |

2013 | 37,791 | 1.87% | 99 |

2012 | 37,096 | -1.29% | 97 |

2011 | 37,581 | 98 |

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

The population of Rutland is forecast to be 42,277 in 2025 and 43,756 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 41,511 | 0.89% | 109 |

2024 | 41,902 | 0.94% | 110 |

2025 | 42,277 | 0.90% | 111 |

2026 | 42,616 | 0.80% | 112 |

2027 | 42,936 | 0.75% | 112 |

2028 | 43,225 | 0.67% | 113 |

2029 | 43,500 | 0.64% | 114 |

2030 | 43,756 | 0.59% | 115 |

2031 | 43,997 | 0.55% | 115 |

2032 | 44,219 | 0.50% | 116 |

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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