The population of Wyre Forest is 101,139 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Wyre Forest to be 100,836. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Wyre Forest grew by an estimated -152 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 3,091. Compare population by area.
Wyre Forest's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was -0.2%, which is 0.5% lower than the average population growth rate in Wyre Forest for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.3%).
Wyre Forest covers an area of 195 square kilometres (75 square miles) and has a population density of 518 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 16 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Wyre Forest was 230, and net international migration into Wyre Forest was 80.
Wyre Forest's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Wyre Forest 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 8.4, led to population increases of 849 during the year, and Wyre Forest's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 13.1 resulted in a 1,330 population decrease. In total, a net 481 person natural decrease.
During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 35 in 2011 to a net 230 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 49 in 2011 to an inflow of 80 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 79 people in 2011 to -481 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 103% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).
Wyre Forest's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Wyre Forest's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Wyre Forest is forecast to be 104,890 in 2025 and 107,119 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