The population of South Lakeland is 104,905 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of South Lakeland to be 104,540. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in South Lakeland grew by an estimated -183 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 1,192. Compare population by area.
South Lakeland's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was -0.2%, which is 0.3% lower than the average population growth rate in South Lakeland for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.1%).
South Lakeland covers an area of 1,533 square kilometres (592 square miles) and has a population density of 68 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 1 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into South Lakeland was 543, and net international migration into South Lakeland was 108.
South Lakeland's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in South Lakeland if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.5, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 6.3, led to population increases of 660 during the year, and South Lakeland's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 14.4 resulted in a 1,509 population decrease. In total, a net 849 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 48 in 2011 to a net 543 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 16 in 2011 to an inflow of 108 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of -351 people in 2011 to -849 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 498% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).
South Lakeland's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
South Lakeland's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of South Lakeland is forecast to be 107,073 in 2025 and 108,382 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