The population of Gateshead is 201,950 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Gateshead to be 201,740. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Gateshead grew by an estimated -105 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 1,601. Compare population by area.
Gateshead's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was -0.1%, which is 0.1% lower than the average population growth rate in Gateshead for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.1%).
Gateshead covers an area of 142 square kilometres (55 square miles) and has a population density of 1,419 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 11 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Gateshead was 432, and net international migration into Gateshead was 812.
Gateshead's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Gateshead if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.45, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 9.5, led to population increases of 1,927 during the year, and Gateshead's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 12.0 resulted in a 2,431 population decrease. In total, a net 504 person natural decrease.
During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net inflow of 67 in 2011 to a net 432 outflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 215 in 2011 to an inflow of 812 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 440 people in 2011 to -504 in 2020.
International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 182% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).
Gateshead's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Gateshead's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Gateshead is forecast to be 202,696 in 2025 and 202,547 in 2030.
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