The population of Staffordshire is 883,172 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Staffordshire to be 890,441. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Staffordshire grew by an estimated 3,612 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 33,626. Compare population by area.
Staffordshire's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.4%, which is 0.0% lower than the average population growth rate in Staffordshire for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.4%).
Staffordshire covers an area of 2,620 square kilometres (1,012 square miles) and has a population density of 337 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 13 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Staffordshire was 3,782, and net international migration into Staffordshire was 1,607.
Staffordshire's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Staffordshire 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 9.3, led to population increases of 8,220 during the year, and Staffordshire's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 11.1 resulted in a 9,747 population decrease. In total, a net 1,527 person natural decrease.
During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 666 in 2011 to a net 3,782 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 1,485 in 2011 to an inflow of 1,607 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 1,217 people in 2011 to -1,527 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 53% of the total change in population.
Data for internal migration is not available for 2012
Staffordshire's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Staffordshire's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Staffordshire is forecast to be 902,502 in 2025 and 918,809 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