Population

256,622

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Population Density

2,746 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

0.10%

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Area type

Unitary Authority

Land area

93 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.82

Birth rate

12.3

Death rate

10.9

internal migration

-0.6%

international migration

0.5%

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 (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 85 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Stoke-on-Trent's population of 256,622 is equivalent to 0.5% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Stoke-on-Trent is the 25th unitary authority in England (of 59 total) when ordered by total population.
- Stoke-on-Trent's population growth rate of 0.10% is 0.37% lower than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Stoke-on-Trent is the 43rd unitary authority in England (of 59 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Stoke-on-Trent's population density of 2,746 people per km
^{2}is 2,312 people per km^{2}higher than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Stoke-on-Trent is the 15th Unitary Authority in England (of 59 total) when ordered by population density.

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.

- Stoke-on-Trent's fertility rate of 1.82 is 0.23 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Stoke-on-Trent's birth rate of 12.3 births per thousand people is 1.6 higher than England's birth rate, and Stoke-on-Trent's death rate or mortality rate of 10.9 people per thousand is 0.9 higher than England's death rate
- Stoke-on-Trent's annual net international migration rate of 0.51% is above the English average of 0.4%

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).

Average salary

£31,845

Stoke-on-Trent Salary

Average rent

£550

Rental Market of Stoke-on-Trent

GDP

£ 6.9 billion

Stoke-on-Trent Economy

Stoke-on-Trent'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 | 256,622 | 0.10% | 2,746 |

2019 | 256,375 | 0.21% | 2,743 |

2018 | 255,833 | 0.18% | 2,738 |

2017 | 255,378 | 0.68% | 2,733 |

2016 | 253,659 | 0.76% | 2,714 |

2015 | 251,746 | 0.31% | 2,694 |

2014 | 250,956 | 0.30% | 2,685 |

2013 | 250,194 | 0.16% | 2,677 |

2012 | 249,792 | 0.43% | 2,673 |

2011 | 248,719 | 2,662 |

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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.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 260,093 | 0.26% | 2,783 |

2024 | 260,757 | 0.26% | 2,790 |

2025 | 261,388 | 0.24% | 2,797 |

2026 | 262,024 | 0.24% | 2,804 |

2027 | 262,646 | 0.24% | 2,811 |

2028 | 263,265 | 0.24% | 2,817 |

2029 | 263,890 | 0.24% | 2,824 |

2030 | 264,504 | 0.23% | 2,830 |

2031 | 265,117 | 0.23% | 2,837 |

2032 | 265,722 | 0.23% | 2,844 |

2033 | 266,308 | 0.22% | 2,850 |

2034 | 266,893 | 0.22% | 2,856 |

2035 | 267,488 | 0.22% | 2,862 |

2036 | 268,092 | 0.23% | 2,869 |

2037 | 268,697 | 0.23% | 2,875 |

2038 | 269,302 | 0.23% | 2,882 |

2039 | 269,914 | 0.23% | 2,888 |

2040 | 270,540 | 0.23% | 2,895 |

2041 | 271,177 | 0.24% | 2,902 |

2042 | 271,822 | 0.24% | 2,909 |

2043 | 272,462 | 0.24% | 2,916 |

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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