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Demographics (JSNAA)

Populations are the people that make up a defined geography. Knowledge of populations and their key features is essential for informed decision making on health needs. Populations are not static - they change on a daily basis and can be grouped in a number of ways. Common groupings include:

  • Locations within the geography
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Religion
  • Ethnicity
  • Education Level
  • Deprivation Level
  • Health status
  • Organisation with responsibilities for

This topic will explore the South Tyneside population and signpost to resources that give up-to-date information and statistics on the people that live in our area.

Population projections by Age and Sex

The population of South Tyneside has slowly risen in recent years and is projected to continue growing to 2043.

Current population data and projections are based on the 2011 census and have been adjusted by the Office for National Statistics for immigration patterns, births, and mortality.

Access projected population figures by age and sex:

Local Authority Population Projections by Age Groups

Local Authority Population Projections by Single Year of Age

South Tyneside's population

South Tyneside has a similar population distribution to England.

Compared to the rest of England, South Tyneside has:

  • a slightly larger percentage of middle-aged to older demographic 50+
  • a similar percentage of younger people
  • a lower percentage of younger working aged adults.
  • a projected aging population, similar to England

The population overall is not dramatically increasing and is projected to remain under 162,000 over the next 20 years.

Last updated: October 2021

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  • South Shields Town Hall
    Westoe Road
    South Shields
    Tyne & Wear
    United Kingdom
    NE33 2RL

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