Population Of Newcastle upon Tyne | Newcastle Population 2021

Newcastle Population 2021:- Newcastle upon Tyne often simply Newcastle, is the most populous city and metropolitan borough in North East England. It forms the core of the Tyneside conurbation, the eighth-most populous urban area in the United Kingdom. Newcastle is situated on the River Tyne’s northern bank.

Historically, Newcastle’s economy was dependent on its port. In particular, its status as one of the world’s largest shipbuilding and repair centres. Today, the city’s economy is diverse with major economic output in science, finance, retail, education, tourism, and nightlife.


Newcastle Population

To know the actual Population of Newcastle 2021, We have to look at the population of the past 20 years. They are as follows:

  • 2001:- 259,573
  • 2011:- 292,200
  • Newcastle Population 2021:- 310,000 (Estimated)

By looking at the Population from 2001-2020. The Population of Newcastle 2021 according to the estimates is 310,000.



According to the 2011 census, Newcastle had a population of 292,200 in 2011. Tyneside (made up of Newcastle and the surrounding metropolitan boroughs of Gateshead, North Tyneside and South Tyneside) has a population of approximately 880,000, making it the eighth-most populous urban area in the UK.

According to the same statistics, the average age of people living in Newcastle is 37.8 years.



According to the 2011 Census, 56.6% of Newcastle identified as Christian and 6.3% as Muslim. Over 28% stated they have no religious affiliation.



According to the 2011 census, the metropolitan borough of Newcastle upon Tyne was predominately white, representing 85.3% of the population (including non-British white). Asians made up 9.8% of the population (2.3% Pakistani, 1.7% ‘Bangladeshi’, 1.8% ‘Indian’, 2.2% ‘Chinese’, 1.8% ‘Asian other’). Black people make up a small proportion of the population (1.7% ‘Black African’, 0.1% ‘Black Caribbean’ and 0.1% ‘Black other’), as do mixed-race groups at 1.6% (0.6% ‘Asian and White’, 0.3% ‘White and Caribbean’, 0.3% ‘White and African’, 0.4% ‘White and Other’). The last significantly sized ethnic community in Newcastle is ‘Arab’ at 0.9%. The remainder of the population, 0.5%, represent other ethnicities.

According to the 2011 UK Census, those born outside the UK were mainly from India (3,315), China (3,272), Pakistan (2,644), Bangladesh (2,276), Poland (1,473), Germany (1,357), Nigeria (1,226), Iran (1,164), Hong Kong (1,038) and Ireland (942).

There are also small but significant Chinese, Jewish and Eastern European populations. The dialect of Newcastle is also referred to as Geordie.



Newcastle played a major role during the 19th-century Industrial Revolution and was a leading centre for coal mining, shipbuilding, engineering, munitions and manufacturing. Heavy industries in Newcastle declined in the second half of the 20th century; with office, service and retail employment now becoming Newcastle’s staples.

Newcastle is the commercial, educational and cultural hub of North East England. Newcastle’s thriving nightlife consequently is seen as a major contributor to Newcastle’s economy.

The UK’s first biotechnology village, the Centre for Life, is located by Central Station. The village is the first step in the City Council’s plans to transform Newcastle into a science city

There are several major shopping areas in Newcastle City Centre. The largest of these is the Eldon Square Shopping Centre, one of the largest city-centre shopping complexes in the UK. The main shopping street in the city is Northumberland Street.

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