The population of Stockport is 294,197 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Stockport to be 295,751. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Stockport grew by an estimated 774 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 10,944. Compare population by area.
Stockport'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 Stockport for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.4%).
Stockport covers an area of 126 square kilometres (49 square miles) and has a population density of 2,334 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 87 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Stockport was 634, and net international migration into Stockport was 129.
Stockport's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Stockport if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.71, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 10.7, led to population increases of 3,153 during the year, and Stockport's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 10.9 resulted in a 3,195 population decrease. In total, a net 42 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 49 in 2011 to a net 634 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 81 in 2011 to an inflow of 129 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 944 people in 2011 to -42 in 2020.
Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 50% of the total change in population.
Stockport's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Stockport's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Stockport is forecast to be 299,644 in 2025 and 304,245 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