Population

100,265

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Population Density

3,013 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

-0.95%

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Area type

Non-metropolitan District

Land area

33 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.46

Birth rate

10.3

Death rate

9.6

internal migration

-1.2%

international migration

0.2%

The **population of Worcester is 100,265** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Worcester to be 98,378**. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Worcester grew by an estimated -957 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 1,586. Compare population by area.

Worcester's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was -0.9%, which is 1.1% lower than the average population growth rate in Worcester for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.2%).

Worcester covers an area of 33 square kilometres (13 square miles) and has a population density of 3,013 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 48 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Worcester's population of 100,265 is equivalent to 0.2% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Worcester is the 117th non-metropolitan district in England (of 181 total) when ordered by total population.
- Worcester's population growth rate of -0.95% is 1.41% lower than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Worcester is the 180th non-metropolitan district in England (of 181 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Worcester's population density of 3,013 people per km
^{2}is 2,579 people per km^{2}higher than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Worcester is the 11th Non-metropolitan District in England (of 181 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Worcester was 1,240, and net international migration into Worcester was 208.

Worcester's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Worcester if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.46, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 10.3, led to population increases of 1,047 during the year, and Worcester's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 9.6 resulted in a 976 population decrease. In total, a net 71 person natural increase.

- Worcester's fertility rate of 1.46 is 0.13 lower than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Worcester's birth rate of 10.3 births per thousand people is 0.4 lower than England's birth rate, and Worcester's death rate or mortality rate of 9.6 people per thousand is 0.4 lower than England's death rate
- Worcester's annual net international migration rate of 0.21% is below the English average of 0.4%

During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net inflow of 155 in 2011 to a net 1,240 outflow. International migration has risen from a net outflow of 52 in 2011 to an inflow of 208 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 606 people in 2011 to 71 in 2020.

Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 175% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).

Average salary

£33,172

Worcester Salary

Average rent

£691

Rental Market of Worcester

GDP

£ 3.4 billion

Worcester Economy

Worcester'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 | 100,265 | -0.95% | 3,013 |

2019 | 101,222 | -0.66% | 3,042 |

2018 | 101,891 | -0.41% | 3,062 |

2017 | 102,314 | 0.38% | 3,075 |

2016 | 101,927 | 0.93% | 3,063 |

2015 | 100,985 | 0.24% | 3,035 |

2014 | 100,739 | 0.37% | 3,027 |

2013 | 100,363 | 0.74% | 3,016 |

2012 | 99,622 | 0.96% | 2,994 |

2011 | 98,679 | 2,965 |

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

The population of Worcester is forecast to be 102,570 in 2025 and 103,470 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 102,319 | 0.08% | 3,075 |

2024 | 102,437 | 0.11% | 3,078 |

2025 | 102,570 | 0.13% | 3,082 |

2026 | 102,723 | 0.15% | 3,087 |

2027 | 102,895 | 0.17% | 3,092 |

2028 | 103,068 | 0.17% | 3,097 |

2029 | 103,257 | 0.18% | 3,103 |

2030 | 103,470 | 0.21% | 3,109 |

2031 | 103,708 | 0.23% | 3,116 |

2032 | 103,941 | 0.23% | 3,123 |

2033 | 104,166 | 0.22% | 3,130 |

2034 | 104,390 | 0.21% | 3,137 |

2035 | 104,628 | 0.23% | 3,144 |

2036 | 104,879 | 0.24% | 3,152 |

2037 | 105,125 | 0.23% | 3,159 |

2038 | 105,359 | 0.22% | 3,166 |

2039 | 105,607 | 0.24% | 3,173 |

2040 | 105,872 | 0.25% | 3,181 |

2041 | 106,148 | 0.26% | 3,190 |

2042 | 106,433 | 0.27% | 3,198 |

2043 | 106,719 | 0.27% | 3,207 |

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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