Borough outcome measures

Corporate Plan 2019-2023

State of the Borough Outcome Measures

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Residents in the borough 149,700

Relatively stable population size with a 0.5% increase from 2018. It is estimated that there are c. 116,400 people living in Blackburn with c. 27,100 people living in Darwen and c. 6,200 living rurally.

Working age residents 62.3%

93,300 people of working age in the borough. Proportionally on a par with the North West (62.1%).

Percentage under the age of 20 28.3%

The borough has the 5th highest proportion of 0-19 year olds in England and Wales.

Births per 1000 women 67.9

The rate of births per 1,000 women has shown a gradual decrease over recent years, but remains above the North West average of 58.9.

Net UK migration -600

Within the UK, more people move out of the borough than move in. Between 2018 and 2019, within the UK 5,700 people moved in; 6,300 out.

Net International migration 600

More people move into the borough internationally. Between 2018 and 2019 an estimated 900 people moved in and 300 out.

Total area 137 Km²

Covering the towns of Blackburn and Darwen and the villages of: Belmont, Chapeltown, Edgworth, Guide, Hoddlesden, Pleasington and Tockholes.

Our Borough sources

  • Residents in the borough - Office for National Statistics: Mid-year Population Estimates for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland: 2019
  • Blackburn population - Office for National Statistics: Mid- year Population estimates - small area based by single year of age - England and Wales 2019
  • Darwen population - Office for National Statistics: Mid- year Population estimates - small area based by single year of age - England and Wales 2019
  • Working age residents - Office for National Statistics: Mid-year Population Estimates for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland: 2019
  • Percentage under the age of 20 - Office for National Statistics: Mid-year Population Estimates for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland: 2019
  • Births per 1000 women - Office for National Statistics - Live births in England and Wales: birth rates down to local authority areas: 2019
  • Net UK migration from within BwD - Office for National Statistics - Local area migration indicators, UK: 2019
  • Net International migration into BwD- Office for National Statistics - Local area migration indicators, UK: 2019
  • Total area - Nomis - Census 2011