The population of Newcastle-under-Lyme is 129,610 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Newcastle-under-Lyme to be . In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Newcastle-under-Lyme grew by an estimated 169 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 5,732. Compare population by area.
Newcastle-under-Lyme's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.1%, which is 0.4% lower than the average population growth rate in Newcastle-under-Lyme for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.5%).
Newcastle-under-Lyme covers an area of 211 square kilometres (81 square miles) and has a population density of 614 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has by people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Newcastle-under-Lyme was 13, and net international migration into Newcastle-under-Lyme was 467.
Newcastle-under-Lyme's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Newcastle-under-Lyme if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.35, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 8.8, led to population increases of 1,141 during the year, and Newcastle-under-Lyme's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 11.3 resulted in a 1,460 population decrease. In total, a net 319 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net inflow of 155 in 2011 to a net 13 inflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 562 in 2011 to an inflow of 467 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 44 people in 2011 to -319 in 2020.
International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 67% of the total change in population.
Newcastle-under-Lyme's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Newcastle-under-Lyme's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Newcastle-under-Lyme is forecast to be 133,541 in 2025 and 136,224 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