The population of South Tyneside is 151,133 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of South Tyneside to be 151,447. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in South Tyneside grew by an estimated 157 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 2,969. Compare population by area.
South Tyneside'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 South Tyneside for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.2%).
South Tyneside covers an area of 64 square kilometres (25 square miles) and has a population density of 2,347 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 46 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into South Tyneside was 247, and net international migration into South Tyneside was 335.
South Tyneside's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in South Tyneside if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.56, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 9.5, led to population increases of 1,441 during the year, and South Tyneside's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 12.4 resulted in a 1,879 population decrease. In total, a net 438 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 155 in 2011 to a net 247 inflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 347 in 2011 to an inflow of 335 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of -20 people in 2011 to -438 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 69% of the total change in population.
South Tyneside's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
South Tyneside's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of South Tyneside is forecast to be 153,796 in 2025 and 155,694 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