The population of Stockton-on-Tees is 197,419 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Stockton-on-Tees to be 197,561. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Stockton-on-Tees grew by an estimated 71 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 5,595. Compare population by area.
Stockton-on-Tees's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.0%, which is 0.3% lower than the average population growth rate in Stockton-on-Tees for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.3%).
Stockton-on-Tees covers an area of 205 square kilometres (79 square miles) and has a population density of 963 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 27 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Stockton-on-Tees was 759, and net international migration into Stockton-on-Tees was 911.
Stockton-on-Tees's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Stockton-on-Tees if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.65, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 10.2, led to population increases of 2,021 during the year, and Stockton-on-Tees's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 10.3 resulted in a 2,033 population decrease. In total, a net 12 person natural decrease.
During the past decade, internal migration has fallen from a net inflow of 91 in 2011 to a net 759 outflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 229 in 2011 to an inflow of 911 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 887 people in 2011 to -12 in 2020.
International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 84% of the total change in population.
Stockton-on-Tees's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Stockton-on-Tees's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Stockton-on-Tees is forecast to be 199,978 in 2025 and 200,444 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