Borough outcome measures

Our Borough: Delivered by a strong and resilient council

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Our Borough

Residents in the borough 148,900

Relatively stable population size with a 0.1% increase from 2017. It is estimated there are circa 115,500 people living in Blackburn with circa 27,200 people living in Darwen and circa 6,200 living rurally.

Working age residents 62.4%

92,800 people of working age in the borough. Proportionally on a par with the North West (62.5%)

Percentage under the age of 20 28.4%

The borough has the 6th highest proportion of 0-19 year olds in England and Wales

Births per 1,000 women 69.6

The rate of births per 1,000 women has decreased from 75.3 to 69.6 between 2013 and 2017 although remains above the North West average of 61.9

Net UK -1,200

More people move out the borough than move in. Between 2017 and 2018, within the UK, 5,100 people moved in 6,200 out

Net International migration 600

More people move into the borough internationally. Between 2017 and 2018 an estimated 1,000 moved in and 400 out

Total area 137km2

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

Our Borough: data sources

  • Residents in the borough - Office for National Statistics - Mid -year Estimates of the population for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland: 2018
  • Blackburn population - Office for National Statistics: 2018 - Population estimates - small area based by single year of age - England and Wales
  • Darwen population - Office for National Statistics:2018 - Population estimates - small area based by single year of age - England and Wales
  • Working age residents - Office for National Statistics - Mid -year Estimates of the population for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland: 2018
  • Percentage under the age of 20 - Office for National Statistics - Mid -year Estimates of the population for the UK, England and Wales,
  • Scotland and Northern Ireland: 2018
  • Births per 1000 women - Office for National Statistics - Births in England and Wales: 2018
  • Net UK migration from within BwD - Office for National Statistics - Internal migration: by local authority and region: 2018
  • Net International migration into BwD- Office for National Statistics - Local area migration indicators, UK: 2018
  • Total area - Nomis - Census 2011