Population

294,197

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Population Density

2,334 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

0.26%

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Area type

Metropolitan District

Land area

126 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.71

Birth rate

10.7

Death rate

10.9

internal migration

0.2%

international migration

0.0%

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 (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 87 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Stockport's population of 294,197 is equivalent to 0.5% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Stockport is the 24th metropolitan district in England (of 36 total) when ordered by total population.
- Stockport's population growth rate of 0.26% is 0.20% lower than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Stockport is the 30th metropolitan district in England (of 36 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Stockport's population density of 2,334 people per km
^{2}is 1,900 people per km^{2}higher than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Stockport is the 21st Metropolitan District in England (of 36 total) when ordered by population density.

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.

- Stockport's fertility rate of 1.71 is 0.12 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Stockport's birth rate of 10.7 births per thousand people is 0.0 higher than England's birth rate, and Stockport's death rate or mortality rate of 10.9 people per thousand is 0.9 higher than England's death rate
- Stockport's annual net international migration rate of 0.04% is below the English average of 0.4%

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.

Average salary

£33,504

Stockport Salary

Average rent

£777

Rental Market of Stockport

GDP

£ 7.8 billion

Stockport Economy

Stockport'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 | 294,197 | 0.26% | 2,334 |

2019 | 293,423 | 0.56% | 2,328 |

2018 | 291,775 | 0.25% | 2,315 |

2017 | 291,045 | 0.42% | 2,309 |

2016 | 289,821 | 0.57% | 2,299 |

2015 | 288,169 | 0.62% | 2,286 |

2014 | 286,388 | 0.53% | 2,272 |

2013 | 284,890 | 0.40% | 2,260 |

2012 | 283,766 | 0.18% | 2,251 |

2011 | 283,253 | 2,247 |

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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.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 297,592 | 0.38% | 2,361 |

2024 | 298,649 | 0.36% | 2,369 |

2025 | 299,644 | 0.33% | 2,377 |

2026 | 300,585 | 0.31% | 2,385 |

2027 | 301,499 | 0.30% | 2,392 |

2028 | 302,411 | 0.30% | 2,399 |

2029 | 303,350 | 0.31% | 2,407 |

2030 | 304,245 | 0.29% | 2,414 |

2031 | 305,093 | 0.28% | 2,421 |

2032 | 305,942 | 0.28% | 2,427 |

2033 | 306,809 | 0.28% | 2,434 |

2034 | 307,720 | 0.30% | 2,441 |

2035 | 308,618 | 0.29% | 2,449 |

2036 | 309,573 | 0.31% | 2,456 |

2037 | 310,575 | 0.32% | 2,464 |

2038 | 311,634 | 0.34% | 2,472 |

2039 | 312,710 | 0.35% | 2,481 |

2040 | 313,803 | 0.35% | 2,490 |

2041 | 314,916 | 0.35% | 2,499 |

2042 | 316,046 | 0.36% | 2,508 |

2043 | 317,189 | 0.36% | 2,517 |

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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