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 (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 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.
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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.
Rutland's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
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.
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