The population of Salford is 262,697 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Salford to be 270,597. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Salford grew by an estimated 3,863 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 28,210. Compare population by area.
Salford's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 1.5%, which is 0.2% higher than the average population growth rate in Salford for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (1.3%).
Salford covers an area of 97 square kilometres (38 square miles) and has a population density of 2,703 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 290 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Salford was 1,396, and net international migration into Salford was 1,507.
Salford's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Salford if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.64, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 13.5, led to population increases of 3,506 during the year, and Salford's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 9.3 resulted in a 2,419 population decrease. In total, a net 1,087 person natural increase.
During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 365 in 2011 to a net 1,396 inflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 1,759 in 2011 to an inflow of 1,507 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 1,507 people in 2011 to 1,087 in 2020.
International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 44% of the total change in population.
Salford's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Salford's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Salford is forecast to be 272,765 in 2025 and 282,307 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