The population of Worcestershire is 598,070 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Worcestershire to be . In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Worcestershire grew by an estimated 2,284 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 31,513. Compare population by area.
Worcestershire's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.4%, which is 0.2% lower than the average population growth rate in Worcestershire for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.6%).
Worcestershire covers an area of 1,740 square kilometres (672 square miles) and has a population density of 344 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 into Worcestershire was 2,613, and net international migration into Worcestershire was 1,215.
Worcestershire's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Worcestershire if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.62, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 9.1, led to population increases of 5,420 during the year, and Worcestershire's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 11.4 resulted in a 6,807 population decrease. In total, a net 1,387 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 985 in 2011 to a net 2,613 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 407 in 2011 to an inflow of 1,215 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 832 people in 2011 to -1,387 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 65% of the total change in population.
Data for internal migration is not available for 2012
Worcestershire's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Worcestershire's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Worcestershire is forecast to be 621,309 in 2025 and 638,783 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