The population of Stevenage is 88,104 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Stevenage to be 88,624. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Stevenage grew by an estimated 259 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 3,857. Compare population by area.
Stevenage's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.3%, which is 0.2% lower than the average population growth rate in Stevenage for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.5%).
Stevenage covers an area of 26 square kilometres (10 square miles) and has a population density of 3,393 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 149 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Stevenage was 167, and net international migration into Stevenage was 140.
Stevenage's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Stevenage 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 12.5, led to population increases of 1,094 during the year, and Stevenage's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 9.3 resulted in a 818 population decrease. In total, a net 276 person natural increase.
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During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net inflow of 341 in 2011 to a net 167 outflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 80 in 2011 to an inflow of 140 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 615 people in 2011 to 276 in 2020.
Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 92% of the total change in population.
Stevenage's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Stevenage's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Stevenage is forecast to be 89,023 in 2025 and 89,496 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