The population of Tameside is 227,117 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Tameside to be 228,370. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Tameside grew by an estimated 624 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 7,390. Compare population by area.
Tameside's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.3%, which is 0.1% lower than the average population growth rate in Tameside for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.4%).
Tameside covers an area of 103 square kilometres (40 square miles) and has a population density of 2,202 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 72 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Tameside was 193, and net international migration into Tameside was 367.
Tameside's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Tameside if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.7, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 11.6, led to population increases of 2,629 during the year, and Tameside's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 11.5 resulted in a 2,601 population decrease. In total, a net 28 person natural increase.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 9 in 2011 to a net 193 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 150 in 2011 to an inflow of 367 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 857 people in 2011 to 28 in 2020.
Births and deaths was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 76% of the total change in population.
Tameside's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Tameside's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Tameside is forecast to be 232,463 in 2025 and 236,512 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