The population of Newcastle upon Tyne is 306,824 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Newcastle upon Tyne to be 314,992. 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 prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 27,732. Compare population by area.
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 prior to 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 (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 244 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Newcastle upon Tyne was 485, and net international migration into Newcastle upon Tyne was 4,239.
Newcastle upon Tyne's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Newcastle upon Tyne if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.33, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 10.0, led to population increases of 3,037 during the year, and Newcastle upon Tyne's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 9.4 resulted in a 2,846 population decrease. In total, a net 191 person natural increase.
During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 1,478 in 2011 to a net 485 outflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 3,572 in 2011 to an inflow of 4,239 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 1,026 people in 2011 to 191 in 2020.
International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 87% of the total change in population.
Newcastle upon Tyne's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Newcastle upon Tyne's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Newcastle upon Tyne is forecast to be 305,737 in 2025 and 310,906 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