The population of Tyne and Wear is 1,146,624 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Tyne and Wear to be 1,157,004. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Tyne and Wear grew by an estimated 5,155 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 42,483. Compare population by area.
Tyne and Wear's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.5%, which is 0.0% higher than the average population growth rate in Tyne and Wear for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.4%).
Tyne and Wear covers an area of 540 square kilometres (208 square miles) and has a population density of 2,124 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 79 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Tyne and Wear was 93, and net international migration into Tyne and Wear was 6,994.
Tyne and Wear's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Tyne and Wear if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.4, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 9.6, led to population increases of 11,011 during the year, and Tyne and Wear's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 11.3 resulted in a 12,934 population decrease. In total, a net 1,923 person natural decrease.
During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 2,356 in 2011 to a net 93 outflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 5,322 in 2011 to an inflow of 6,994 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 2,189 people in 2011 to -1,923 in 2020.
International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 93% of the total change in population.
Data for internal migration is not available for 2012
Tyne and Wear's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Tyne and Wear's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Tyne and Wear is forecast to be 1,153,692 in 2025 and 1,164,459 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