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Population estimates and projections

The latest estimated resident population of Gateshead is 196,154 (rounded to 196,200). This is calculated by the Office for National Statistics for mid 2021.  It is projected to increase to around 204,200 in 2043.

The estimates are based on the number of births, deaths, and people moving in/out of the area (migration).

Estimates and projections
Mid 2021 Population Estimates for Local Authorities (Excel doc) [1MB]
Mid 2020 Population Estimates for Wards (Excel doc) [107KB]
Mid Year Population Estimate Graphs 2011-2021 (PDF) [62KB]
2018 Based Population Projections (Excel doc) [32KB]


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