The population of West Lindsey is 96,186 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of West Lindsey to be 97,232. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in West Lindsey grew by an estimated 519 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 6,834. Compare population by area.
West Lindsey's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.5%, which is 0.3% lower than the average population growth rate in West Lindsey for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.8%).
West Lindsey covers an area of 1,156 square kilometres (446 square miles) and has a population density of 83 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 6 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into West Lindsey was 675, and net international migration into West Lindsey was 110.
West Lindsey's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in West Lindsey if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.63, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 8.3, led to population increases of 792 during the year, and West Lindsey's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 11.0 resulted in a 1,056 population decrease. In total, a net 264 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 61 in 2011 to a net 675 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 76 in 2011 to an inflow of 110 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of -42 people in 2011 to -264 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 99% of the total change in population.
West Lindsey's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
West Lindsey's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of West Lindsey is forecast to be 98,191 in 2025 and 99,864 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