Population

598,070

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Population Density

344 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

0.38%

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Area type

County

Land area

1,740 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.62

Birth rate

9.1

Death rate

11.4

internal migration

0.4%

international migration

0.2%

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 602,664**. 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 (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 18 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Worcestershire's population of 598,070 is equivalent to 1.1% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Worcestershire is the 20th county in England (of 24 total) when ordered by total population.
- Worcestershire's population growth rate of 0.38% is 0.08% lower than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Worcestershire is the 19th county in England (of 24 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Worcestershire's population density of 344 people per km
^{2}is 90 people per km^{2}lower than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Worcestershire is the 9th County in England (of 24 total) when ordered by population density.

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.

- Worcestershire's fertility rate of 1.62 is 0.03 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Worcestershire's birth rate of 9.1 births per thousand people is 1.6 lower than England's birth rate, and Worcestershire's death rate or mortality rate of 11.4 people per thousand is 1.4 higher than England's death rate
- Worcestershire's annual net international migration rate of 0.20% is below the English average of 0.4%

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*

Average salary

£32,498

Worcestershire Salary

Average rent

£702

Rental Market of Worcestershire

GDP

£ 17 billion

Worcestershire Economy

Worcestershire'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 | 598,070 | 0.38% | 344 |

2019 | 595,786 | 0.63% | 342 |

2018 | 592,057 | 0.63% | 340 |

2017 | 588,370 | 0.84% | 338 |

2016 | 583,491 | 0.77% | 335 |

2015 | 579,050 | 0.53% | 333 |

2014 | 575,993 | 0.59% | 331 |

2013 | 572,613 | 0.58% | 329 |

2012 | 569,301 | 0.48% | 327 |

2011 | 566,557 | 326 |

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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.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 613,676 | 0.66% | 353 |

2024 | 617,545 | 0.63% | 355 |

2025 | 621,309 | 0.61% | 357 |

2026 | 624,972 | 0.59% | 359 |

2027 | 628,540 | 0.57% | 361 |

2028 | 632,032 | 0.56% | 363 |

2029 | 635,464 | 0.54% | 365 |

2030 | 638,783 | 0.52% | 367 |

2031 | 641,960 | 0.50% | 369 |

2032 | 645,075 | 0.49% | 371 |

2033 | 648,185 | 0.48% | 372 |

2034 | 651,237 | 0.47% | 374 |

2035 | 654,234 | 0.46% | 376 |

2036 | 657,229 | 0.46% | 378 |

2037 | 660,262 | 0.46% | 379 |

2038 | 663,341 | 0.47% | 381 |

2039 | 666,410 | 0.46% | 383 |

2040 | 669,457 | 0.46% | 385 |

2041 | 672,499 | 0.45% | 386 |

2042 | 675,546 | 0.45% | 388 |

2043 | 678,580 | 0.45% | 390 |

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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