Population estimates and forecasts

2022 mid year population estimates

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that the population of Bedford Borough mid-year 2022 was 187,466.

View a detailed breakdown of the 2022 population estimates by age and sex, and by 5-year age group (Excel).

Source: ONS 2022 Mid Year Population Estimates - published 23 November 2023

Population projections

2021-based interim national population projections were published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 30 January 2024.

The publication can be viewed on the ONS website: National population projections: 2021-based interim. Please note these are national population projections.

The most recent population projections for Bedford Borough are the ONS 2018-based Subnational Population Projections for 2018-2043 (as published March 2020).

The March 2020 publication with population projections for all local authorities can be viewed on the ONS website: Subnational population projections for England: 2018-based.

The next update for population projection figures for Bedford Borough figures are expected to be published by the ONS along with all other local authorities in February to March 2025.

Further information

Please email intelligence@bedford.gov.uk for further information.