The population of York is 211,012 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of York to be 211,802. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in York grew by an estimated 394 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 13,229. Compare population by area.
York'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 York for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.7%).
York covers an area of 272 square kilometres (105 square miles) and has a population density of 776 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 49 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of York was 1,267, and net international migration into York was 2,046.
York's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in York if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.2, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 8.0, led to population increases of 1,682 during the year, and York's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 9.8 resulted in a 2,058 population decrease. In total, a net 376 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net inflow of 845 in 2011 to a net 1,267 outflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 1,659 in 2011 to an inflow of 2,046 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 314 people in 2011 to -376 in 2020.
International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 77% of the total change in population.
York's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
York's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of York is forecast to be 212,418 in 2025 and 214,759 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