Population

137,858

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Population Density

230 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

0.42%

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Area type

Non-metropolitan District

Land area

598 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.49

Birth rate

9.0

Death rate

10.8

internal migration

0.6%

international migration

0.2%

The **population of Stafford is 137,858** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Stafford to be 139,021**. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Stafford grew by an estimated 578 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 6,963. Compare population by area.

Stafford's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.4%, which is 0.2% lower than the average population growth rate in Stafford for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.6%).

Stafford covers an area of 598 square kilometres (231 square miles) and has a population density of 230 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 12 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Stafford's population of 137,858 is equivalent to 0.2% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Stafford is the 43rd non-metropolitan district in England (of 181 total) when ordered by total population.
- Stafford's population growth rate of 0.42% is 0.05% lower than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Stafford is the 96th non-metropolitan district in England (of 181 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Stafford's population density of 230 people per km
^{2}is 204 people per km^{2}lower than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Stafford is the 116th Non-metropolitan District in England (of 181 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Stafford was 893, and net international migration into Stafford was 222.

Stafford's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Stafford if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.49, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 9.0, led to population increases of 1,233 during the year, and Stafford's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 10.8 resulted in a 1,477 population decrease. In total, a net 244 person natural decrease.

- Stafford's fertility rate of 1.49 is 0.10 lower than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Stafford's birth rate of 9.0 births per thousand people is 1.7 lower than England's birth rate, and Stafford's death rate or mortality rate of 10.8 people per thousand is 0.8 higher than England's death rate
- Stafford's annual net international migration rate of 0.16% is below the English average of 0.4%

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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 86 in 2011 to a net 893 inflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 281 in 2011 to an inflow of 222 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 102 people in 2011 to -244 in 2020.

Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 71% of the total change in population.

Average salary

£33,233

Stafford Salary

Average rent

£649

Rental Market of Stafford

GDP

£ 3.7 billion

Stafford Economy

Stafford's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.

Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2020 | 137,858 | 0.42% | 230 |

2019 | 137,280 | 1.03% | 230 |

2018 | 135,880 | 0.83% | 227 |

2017 | 134,764 | 0.82% | 225 |

2016 | 133,664 | 1.09% | 223 |

2015 | 132,220 | 0.13% | 221 |

2014 | 132,044 | 0.05% | 221 |

2013 | 131,984 | 0.33% | 221 |

2012 | 131,554 | 0.50% | 220 |

2011 | 130,895 | 219 |

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Stafford's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.

The population of Stafford is forecast to be 143,494 in 2025 and 147,804 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 141,498 | 0.77% | |

2024 | 142,519 | 0.72% | |

2025 | 143,494 | 0.68% | |

2026 | 144,415 | 0.64% | |

2027 | 145,282 | 0.60% | |

2028 | 146,139 | 0.59% | |

2029 | 146,993 | 0.58% | |

2030 | 147,804 | 0.55% | |

2031 | 148,585 | 0.53% | |

2032 | 149,346 | 0.51% |

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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