The population of North East England is 2,680,763 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of North East England to be 2,702,539. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in North East England grew by an estimated 10,822 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 84,322. Compare population by area.
North East England's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.4%, which is 0.0% higher than the average population growth rate in North East England for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.4%).
North East England covers an area of 8,574 square kilometres (3,311 square miles) and has a population density of 313 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 10 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into North East England was 4,628, and net international migration into North East England was 12,412.
North East England's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in North East England if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.47, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 13.6, led to population increases of 36,246 during the year, and North East England's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 16.6 resulted in a 44,325 population decrease. In total, a net 8,079 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 2,724 in 2011 to a net 4,628 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 8,020 in 2011 to an inflow of 12,412 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 7,400 people in 2011 to -8,079 in 2020.
International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 76% of the total change in population.
North East England's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
North East England's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of North East England is forecast to be 2,704,000 in 2025 and 2,727,843 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