The population of Ryedale is 55,629 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Ryedale to be 56,130. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Ryedale grew by an estimated 249 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 3,736. Compare population by area.
Ryedale's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.4%, which is 0.3% lower than the average population growth rate in Ryedale for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.8%).
Ryedale covers an area of 1,507 square kilometres (582 square miles) and has a population density of 37 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 2 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Ryedale was 401, and net international migration into Ryedale was 46.
Ryedale's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Ryedale if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.57, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 7.6, led to population increases of 423 during the year, and Ryedale's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 11.3 resulted in a 628 population decrease. In total, a net 205 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 155 in 2011 to a net 401 inflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 64 in 2011 to an inflow of 46 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of -110 people in 2011 to -205 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 121% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).
Ryedale's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Ryedale's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Ryedale is forecast to be 57,978 in 2025 and 59,608 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