Population

277,846

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Major ethnic

96% White

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Area type

Metropolitan District

Population Density

2,022

Population growth

Gender ratio

0.95 male to female

english main language

97%

birth rate

9.3

death rate

12.3

Major religion

70% Christian

Urbanisation

99%

The **population of Sunderland is 277,846** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Sunderland's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was per year. Sunderland covers an area of 137 square kilometres (53 square miles) and has a population density of 2,022 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 Sunderland is predominantly white (96%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 4% of the population.

The median average age in Sunderland in 2019 was 42.2, with over 18s representing 82.3% of the population. The sex ratio was 95.1 males to every 100 females. Compare average age by area.

In 2011, the urban population of Sunderland was approximately 274,013 or 99%, while the rural population was around 1,493 or 1%.

The largest religious group in Sunderland is Christians who account for 70% of the population.

English is spoken as the main language by 97.5% of people in Sunderland, and spoken either well or very well by 2% of the remaining population. 0.4% reported having poor English language skills.

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The **population of Sunderland is 277,846** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Sunderland grew by an estimated people, and in the ten years before mid-2020, the population grew by .

Sunderland's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was , which is

Sunderland covers an area of 137 square kilometres (53 square miles) and has a population density of 2,022 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has by people per km^{2} over the past decade.

According to mid-year population estimates published by the ONS in 2019, males account for 48.7% of Sunderland's 277,846 population, while females made up 51.3% of the total.

The sex ratio (the number of males for each female in a population) was 95.101 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 Sunderland, that is how many people there are over the age of 18, is 228,781.

Sunderland's age structure shows the working-age population to be 173,572 which is 62.5% of the population. People under the age of 16 represent 17.7% of the population, and over 65s represent 19.9% of the population. The percentage of the population that is of working-age has decreased over the last 10 years from 65.5% to 64.9%.

Sunderland's age pyramid shows how the population is distributed by age and gender.

The median average age of someone in Sunderland was 42.2 years in 2019. Split by gender, the average female age is 43.9 years, and the average male is 40.5 years.

Of the Sunderland population over the age of 90, girls outnumber boys by 2.5 to 1.

Age | Male | Female | Total |
---|---|---|---|

00-01 | 77.0 | 80.7 | 78.9 |

01-04 | 76.2 | 79.9 | 78.1 |

05-09 | 72.3 | 75.9 | 74.1 |

10-14 | 67.3 | 71.0 | 69.2 |

15-19 | 62.3 | 66.0 | 64.2 |

20-24 | 57.4 | 61.0 | 59.2 |

25-29 | 52.6 | 56.1 | 54.4 |

30-34 | 47.9 | 51.1 | 49.5 |

35-39 | 43.3 | 46.3 | 44.8 |

40-44 | 38.7 | 41.5 | 40.1 |

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According to the latest 2011 census, the population in Sunderland is predominantly white (95.9%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 4.1% of the population.

Asian people were the largest minority group in Sunderland accounting for 2.7% of the population.

1,273 or 0% of the Sunderland 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**- 264,212 people or 95.9%**Asian**- 7,336 people or 2.7%**Mixed**- 1,778 people or 0.6%**Black**- 1,273 people or 0.5%**Other**- 837 people or 0.3%

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 Sunderland were 3.2 in 2012 and 3.1 in 2021. In the rest of England levels of Anxiety are currently 3.1.

Reported levels of Happiness in 2021 were 7.3, and 7.1 in 2012. In England, the average happiness indicator is currently 7.5. Of the 363 areas in England, Sunderland is the 328 th happiest area in England.

Life satisfaction scores for 2021 are 7.5 and were 7.4 in 2012. For the feeling that things done in life are worthwhile the 2021 level is 7.7 and was 7.6 in 2012.

Average salary

£29,228

Sunderland Salary

Average property price

£153,866

Sunderland House Prices

Crime rate (per 1,000 people)

101

Sunderland Crime

According to the latest 2011 census, the most populous religious group within Sunderland is Christians, accounting for 70.3% of the population.

Sunderland has a Muslim population of 3,650 which is 1.3% 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**- 193,593 people or 70.3%**Buddhist**- 550 people or 0.2%**Hindu**- 607 people or 0.2%**Muslim**- 3,649 people or 1.3%**Sikh**- 814 people or 0.3%**Other**- 76,224 people or 27.7%

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