The population of Stoke-on-Trent is 256,622 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Stoke-on-Trent to be 257,117. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Stoke-on-Trent grew by an estimated 247 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 7,903. Compare population by area.
Stoke-on-Trent's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.1%, which is 0.3% lower than the average population growth rate in Stoke-on-Trent for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.3%).
Stoke-on-Trent covers an area of 93 square kilometres (36 square miles) and has a population density of 2,746 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 85 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Stoke-on-Trent was 1,467, and net international migration into Stoke-on-Trent was 1,298.
Stoke-on-Trent's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Stoke-on-Trent if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.82, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 12.3, led to population increases of 3,159 during the year, and Stoke-on-Trent's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 10.9 resulted in a 2,783 population decrease. In total, a net 376 person natural increase.
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During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net outflow of 1,313 in 2011 to a net 1,467 outflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 996 in 2011 to an inflow of 1,298 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 1,463 people in 2011 to 376 in 2020.
International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 116% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).
Stoke-on-Trent's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Stoke-on-Trent's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Stoke-on-Trent is forecast to be 261,388 in 2025 and 264,504 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