Population

162,733

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Population Density

195 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

0.78%

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Area type

Non-metropolitan District

Land area

833 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.57

Birth rate

7.5

Death rate

11.8

internal migration

1.1%

international migration

0.1%

The **population of Wealden is 162,733** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Wealden to be 165,278**. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Wealden grew by an estimated 1,258 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 13,318. Compare population by area.

Wealden's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.8%, which is 0.2% lower than the average population growth rate in Wealden for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (1.0%).

Wealden covers an area of 833 square kilometres (322 square miles) and has a population density of 195 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 16 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Wealden's population of 162,733 is equivalent to 0.3% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Wealden is the 13th non-metropolitan district in England (of 181 total) when ordered by total population.
- Wealden's population growth rate of 0.78% is 0.31% higher than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Wealden is the 51st non-metropolitan district in England (of 181 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Wealden's population density of 195 people per km
^{2}is 239 people per km^{2}lower than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Wealden is the 126th Non-metropolitan District in England (of 181 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Wealden was 1,808, and net international migration into Wealden was 142.

Wealden's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Wealden if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.57, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 7.5, led to population increases of 1,216 during the year, and Wealden's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 11.8 resulted in a 1,910 population decrease. In total, a net 694 person natural decrease.

- Wealden's fertility rate of 1.57 is 0.02 lower than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Wealden's birth rate of 7.5 births per thousand people is 3.2 lower than England's birth rate, and Wealden's death rate or mortality rate of 11.8 people per thousand is 1.8 higher than England's death rate
- Wealden's annual net international migration rate of 0.09% is below the English average of 0.4%

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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 1,416 in 2011 to a net 1,808 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 135 in 2011 to an inflow of 142 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of -249 people in 2011 to -694 in 2020.

Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 110% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).

Average salary

£32,958

Wealden Salary

Average rent

£1,148

Rental Market of Wealden

GDP

£ 3.2 billion

Wealden Economy

Wealden'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 | 162,733 | 0.78% | 195 |

2019 | 161,475 | 0.81% | 194 |

2018 | 160,175 | 0.78% | 192 |

2017 | 158,941 | 0.56% | 191 |

2016 | 158,054 | 0.81% | 190 |

2015 | 156,790 | 1.15% | 188 |

2014 | 155,005 | 1.46% | 186 |

2013 | 152,777 | 1.14% | 183 |

2012 | 151,050 | 1.09% | 181 |

2011 | 149,415 | 179 |

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

The population of Wealden is forecast to be 167,457 in 2025 and 171,498 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 165,566 | 0.60% | 199 |

2024 | 166,549 | 0.59% | 200 |

2025 | 167,457 | 0.55% | 201 |

2026 | 168,338 | 0.53% | 202 |

2027 | 169,163 | 0.49% | 203 |

2028 | 169,976 | 0.48% | 204 |

2029 | 170,760 | 0.46% | 205 |

2030 | 171,498 | 0.43% | 206 |

2031 | 172,225 | 0.42% | 207 |

2032 | 172,940 | 0.41% | 208 |

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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