The population of South Kesteven is 143,225 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of South Kesteven to be 144,841. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in South Kesteven grew by an estimated 801 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 9,100. Compare population by area.
South Kesteven's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.6%, which is 0.2% lower than the average population growth rate in South Kesteven for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.7%).
South Kesteven covers an area of 943 square kilometres (364 square miles) and has a population density of 152 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 10 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into South Kesteven was 809, and net international migration into South Kesteven was 204.
South Kesteven's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in South Kesteven if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.67, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 8.6, led to population increases of 1,226 during the year, and South Kesteven's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 10.5 resulted in a 1,497 population decrease. In total, a net 271 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 712 in 2011 to a net 809 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 112 in 2011 to an inflow of 204 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 281 people in 2011 to -271 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 82% of the total change in population.
South Kesteven's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
South Kesteven's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of South Kesteven is forecast to be 147,015 in 2025 and 149,777 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