Population

181,322

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Population Density

625 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

0.82%

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Area type

Unitary Authority

Land area

290 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.77

Birth rate

11.1

Death rate

9.5

internal migration

0.4%

international migration

0.2%

The **population of Telford and Wrekin is 181,322** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Telford and Wrekin to be 184,294**. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Telford and Wrekin grew by an estimated 1,468 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 14,491. Compare population by area.

Telford and Wrekin's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.8%, which is 0.1% lower than the average population growth rate in Telford and Wrekin for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.9%).

Telford and Wrekin covers an area of 290 square kilometres (112 square miles) and has a population density of 625 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 50 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Telford and Wrekin's population of 181,322 is equivalent to 0.3% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Telford and Wrekin is the 38th unitary authority in England (of 59 total) when ordered by total population.
- Telford and Wrekin's population growth rate of 0.82% is 0.35% higher than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Telford and Wrekin is the 8th unitary authority in England (of 59 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Telford and Wrekin's population density of 625 people per km
^{2}is 191 people per km^{2}higher than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Telford and Wrekin is the 33rd Unitary Authority in England (of 59 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Telford and Wrekin was 787, and net international migration into Telford and Wrekin was 443.

Telford and Wrekin's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Telford and Wrekin if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.77, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 11.1, led to population increases of 1,989 during the year, and Telford and Wrekin's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 9.5 resulted in a 1,717 population decrease. In total, a net 272 person natural increase.

- Telford and Wrekin's fertility rate of 1.77 is 0.18 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Telford and Wrekin's birth rate of 11.1 births per thousand people is 0.4 higher than England's birth rate, and Telford and Wrekin's death rate or mortality rate of 9.5 people per thousand is 0.5 lower than England's death rate
- Telford and Wrekin's annual net international migration rate of 0.24% is below the English average of 0.4%

During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 349 in 2011 to a net 787 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 420 in 2011 to an inflow of 443 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 940 people in 2011 to 272 in 2020.

Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 43% of the total change in population.

Average salary

£34,642

Telford and Wrekin Salary

Average rent

£633

Rental Market of Telford and Wrekin

GDP

£ 5.2 billion

Telford and Wrekin Economy

Telford and Wrekin'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 | 181,322 | 0.82% | 625 |

2019 | 179,854 | 1.16% | 620 |

2018 | 177,799 | 1.16% | 612 |

2017 | 175,768 | 1.17% | 605 |

2016 | 173,727 | 1.19% | 598 |

2015 | 171,677 | 1.12% | 591 |

2014 | 169,768 | 0.67% | 585 |

2013 | 168,642 | 0.50% | 581 |

2012 | 167,811 | 0.59% | 578 |

2011 | 166,831 | 575 |

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Telford and Wrekin's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.

The population of Telford and Wrekin is forecast to be 190,419 in 2025 and 197,538 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 187,166 | 0.94% | 645 |

2024 | 188,826 | 0.89% | 650 |

2025 | 190,419 | 0.84% | 656 |

2026 | 191,960 | 0.81% | 661 |

2027 | 193,447 | 0.77% | 666 |

2028 | 194,867 | 0.73% | 671 |

2029 | 196,226 | 0.70% | 676 |

2030 | 197,538 | 0.67% | 680 |

2031 | 198,799 | 0.64% | 685 |

2032 | 200,018 | 0.61% | 689 |

2033 | 201,200 | 0.59% | 693 |

2034 | 202,382 | 0.59% | 697 |

2035 | 203,542 | 0.57% | 701 |

2036 | 204,667 | 0.55% | 705 |

2037 | 205,782 | 0.54% | 709 |

2038 | 206,892 | 0.54% | 713 |

2039 | 207,995 | 0.53% | 716 |

2040 | 209,090 | 0.53% | 720 |

2041 | 210,170 | 0.52% | 724 |

2042 | 211,246 | 0.51% | 728 |

2043 | 212,314 | 0.51% | 731 |

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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