At the time of 1881 census the population was 143. The civil parish in 2001 had a population of 599 and in 2011 this had risen to 732.
Extract from Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72):
CHILDS ERCALL, a parish in Market-Drayton district, Salop; near the river Tern and Market-Drayton and Wellington railway, 6½ miles S of Market-Drayton. It has a post office under Market-Drayton. Acres, 3, 633. Real property, £5, 101. Pop., 470. Houses, 88. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £66. Patron, R. Corbet, Esq. The church is good.