Population

306,824

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Life expectancy

79 years

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Major ethnic

85% White

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Area type

Metropolitan District

Population Density

2,704

Population growth

1.3%

Gender ratio

1.02 male to female

english main language

91%

birth rate

10.0

death rate

9.4

Major religion

56% Christian

Urbanisation

98%

The **population of Newcastle upon Tyne is 306,824** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Newcastle upon Tyne's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 1.3% per year. Newcastle upon Tyne covers an area of 113 square kilometres (44 square miles) and has a population density of 2,704 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020.

According to the latest 2011 census, the population in Newcastle upon Tyne is predominantly white (85%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 15% of the population.

The median average age in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2019 was 32.3, with over 18s representing 82.7% of the population. The sex ratio was 102.3 males to every 100 females. Compare average age by area.

In 2011, the urban population of Newcastle upon Tyne was approximately 274,444 or 98%, while the rural population was around 5,733 or 2%.

The largest religious group in Newcastle upon Tyne is Christians who account for 56% of the population.

English is spoken as the main language by 90.5% of people in Newcastle upon Tyne, and spoken either well or very well by 8% of the remaining population. 1.5% reported having poor English language skills, and the remaining 0.3% spoke no English at all.

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The **population of Newcastle upon Tyne is 306,824** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Newcastle upon Tyne grew by an estimated 4,004 people, and in the ten years before mid-2020, the population grew by 27,732.

Newcastle upon Tyne's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 1.3%, which is 0.3% higher than the average population growth rate in Newcastle upon Tyne for the ten years before mid-2020 (1.1%).

Newcastle upon Tyne covers an area of 113 square kilometres (44 square miles) and has a population density of 2,704 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 244 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

According to mid-year population estimates published by the ONS in 2019, males account for 50.6% of Newcastle upon Tyne's 306,824 population, while females made up 49.4% of the total.

The sex ratio (the number of males for each female in a population) was 102.274 males to every 100 females in 2011. In England as a whole, the gender ratio was 98 males to every 100 females in 2011.

Age statistics collected by the ONS show the adult population of Newcastle upon Tyne, that is how many people there are over the age of 18, is 253,719.

Newcastle upon Tyne's age structure shows the working-age population to be 209,565 which is 68.3% of the population. People under the age of 16 represent 17.3% of the population, and over 65s represent 14.4% of the population. The percentage of the population that is of working-age has decreased over the last 10 years from 68.9% to 62.7%.

Newcastle upon Tyne's age pyramid shows how the population is distributed by age and gender.

The median average age of someone in Newcastle upon Tyne was 32.3 years in 2019. Split by gender, the average female age is 33.2 years, and the average male is 31.4 years.

Of the Newcastle upon Tyne population over the age of 90, girls outnumber boys by 1.9 to 1.

The life expectancy of someone born today in Newcastle upon Tyne is 79 years. Split by gender, a girl born today in Newcastle upon Tyne has a life expectancy of 81 years, and a boy has a life expectancy of 77 years. Compare life expectancy by area.

As a comparison, in England as a whole, current life expectancy at birth is 81 years, for females that rises to 83 years and for males it falls to 79 years.

The life expectancy for someone born in Newcastle upon Tyne has risen by 2 years over the past decade, from a life expectancy of 77 years to a life expectancy of 79 years. In England as a whole, life expectancies have risen by 3 years.

Age | Male | Female | Total |
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00-01 | 77.4 | 81.3 | 79.4 |

01-04 | 76.8 | 80.5 | 78.7 |

05-09 | 72.9 | 76.6 | 74.8 |

10-14 | 67.9 | 71.7 | 69.8 |

15-19 | 62.9 | 66.7 | 64.8 |

20-24 | 57.9 | 61.7 | 59.8 |

25-29 | 53.0 | 56.7 | 54.9 |

30-34 | 48.1 | 51.8 | 50.0 |

35-39 | 43.4 | 46.9 | 45.2 |

40-44 | 38.6 | 42.1 | 40.4 |

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According to the latest 2011 census, the population in Newcastle upon Tyne is predominantly white (85.5%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 14.5% of the population.

Asian people were the largest minority group in Newcastle upon Tyne accounting for 9.7% of the population.

5,160 or 2% of the Newcastle upon Tyne population are black according to the latest 2011 census.

In England more broadly the portion of the population that is white is 85.4%. 7.8% are Asian and 3.5% are Black.

**White**- 239,370 people or 85.5%**Asian**- 27,107 people or 9.7%**Black**- 5,160 people or 1.8%**Mixed**- 4,279 people or 1.5%**Other**- 4,098 people or 1.5%

Estimates of personal wellbeing in the UK are published by the ONS annually, with scores for anxiety, happiness, life satisfaction, and feeling that life is worthwhile. Overall scores are based on surveying a representative sample of the population and are scored out of 10 (.e.g for happiness 0 is 'not at all happy' and 10 is 'completely happy').

Levels of reported Anxiety in Newcastle upon Tyne were 3.3 in 2012 and 3.5 in 2021. In the rest of England levels of Anxiety are currently 3.1.

Reported levels of Happiness in 2021 were 7.1, and 7.3 in 2012. In England, the average happiness indicator is currently 7.5. Of the 363 areas in England, Newcastle upon Tyne is the 353 rd happiest area in England.

Life satisfaction scores for 2021 are 7.4 and were 7.5 in 2012. For the feeling that things done in life are worthwhile the 2021 level is 7.6 and was 7.6 in 2012.

Average salary

£35,472

Newcastle upon Tyne Salary

Average property price

£221,642

Newcastle upon Tyne House Prices

Crime rate (per 1,000 people)

102

Newcastle upon Tyne Crime

According to the latest 2011 census, the most populous religious group within Newcastle upon Tyne is Christians, accounting for 56.4% of the population.

Newcastle upon Tyne has a Muslim population of 17,561 which is 5.7% of the population.

Compared to England as a whole, in England circa 59% of the population is Christian, 5% is Muslim, 2% is Hindu, and Buddhists, Sikhs and Jews each is around 1%. The remainder is split between people with no religion and those who decided not to identify a religion.

**Christian**- 158,046 people or 56.4%**Buddhist**- 1,700 people or 0.6%**Hindu**- 3,142 people or 1.1%**Jewish**- 671 people or 0.2%**Muslim**- 17,551 people or 6.3%**Sikh**- 1,222 people or 0.4%**Other**- 97,682 people or 34.9%

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