The population of Thurrock is 175,531 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Thurrock to be . In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Thurrock grew by an estimated 1,190 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 17,263. Compare population by area.
Thurrock's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.7%, which is 0.5% lower than the average population growth rate in Thurrock for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (1.2%).
Thurrock covers an area of 163 square kilometres (63 square miles) and has a population density of 1,074 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has by people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Thurrock was 130, and net international migration into Thurrock was 370.
Thurrock's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Thurrock if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.86, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 13.9, led to population increases of 2,419 during the year, and Thurrock's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 8.5 resulted in a 1,487 population decrease. In total, a net 932 person natural increase.
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During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net inflow of 74 in 2011 to a net 130 outflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 356 in 2011 to an inflow of 370 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 1,331 people in 2011 to 932 in 2020.
Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 64% of the total change in population.
Thurrock's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Thurrock's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Thurrock is forecast to be 185,247 in 2025 and 191,662 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