The population of Stratford-on-Avon is 132,402 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Stratford-on-Avon to be 137,133. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Stratford-on-Avon grew by an estimated 2,304 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 11,578. Compare population by area.
Stratford-on-Avon's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 1.8%, which is 0.7% higher than the average population growth rate in Stratford-on-Avon for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (1.0%).
Stratford-on-Avon covers an area of 978 square kilometres (378 square miles) and has a population density of 135 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 12 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Stratford-on-Avon was 2,455, and net international migration into Stratford-on-Avon was 277.
Stratford-on-Avon's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Stratford-on-Avon 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 8.7, led to population increases of 1,138 during the year, and Stratford-on-Avon's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 12.2 resulted in a 1,583 population decrease. In total, a net 445 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 803 in 2011 to a net 2,455 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 111 in 2011 to an inflow of 277 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of -52 people in 2011 to -445 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 95% of the total change in population.
Stratford-on-Avon's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Stratford-on-Avon's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Stratford-on-Avon is forecast to be 140,642 in 2025 and 148,442 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