Newcastle is a city in the north east area of England with population over 300,000. This city has the largest population in the north east region of England and it is the 8th most populous city in the whole of England. Newcastle makes the Tyneside metropolis. The city is part of the English Core Cities Group and is also a fraction of the Euro cities network which belongs to European cities.
The city was created through the Pons Aelius that settled in the area. Newcastle was named because of the castle Robert Curthose built in the year 1080. In 14th Century, the city was an area for wool trading before it became one of the greatest area for building and repairing ships in the 16th century. One of the well-known university in England is University of Newcastle and it is located in the city.
Based on our research, Newcastle population will reach 326,995 by 1st July of 2023. We use first day of July each year due to Office for National Statistics (ONS) normally publishes the estimated population data for the same period. The calculation is based on the average growth rate of 1.30% over last 11 years since 2011. We believe using the recent years’ figures (see the table in next section) will make the estimation more accurate.
Population Growth of Newcastle
Considering the population of the city in the past eleven years, the growth rate is strong and consistent and it varies from 0.70% to 2.13%. This means around 1,980 to 6,350 people are added to the population every year.
Demographics of Newcastle
The ethnic groups in Newcastle are White British (81.9 percent), Asian (7.3%), other white (3.7%), Black (2.0%), Chinese (2.0%), Mixed race (1.6%), other ethnic groups represent 1.5% of the population.
The traditional dialect in the city is called Geordie. This dialect has a huge amount of vocabulary and different words that are not common in other region of the United Kingdom. Geordie originated by Anglo-Saxon people that moved into the region when the Roman Imperial rule came to an end. English is the most spoken language in the city, there other languages spoken by immigrants. Other languages include Chinese, French, Arabic, Irish, Polish etc.
Majority of the population in Newcastle are Christians. There are three cathedrals in the city. The cathedrals are Anglican St. Nicholas, Roman Catholic St. Mary and Coptic Cathedral. Muslims, Buddhists, Jews etc. are also present in the city.
Newcastle has many people who are unemployed and are demanding welfare. These people are around 15.6% of the total population of people that are capable to work.
Population Density of Newcastle
The population density of Newcastle is 2,605 people per each square kilometre. The city is dense unlike some surrounding cities and towns. The dense population can be traced to the population of immigrants in the city.
Facts About Newcastle
- The first art display in the city happened in 1901 and was named Laing Art Gallery.
- The city has a resilient passion for football. The 4th largest football stadium in England is located in Newcastle. The football club of the city has a fascinating history in the Premier league of England and Europe.
- Newcastle University is one of the largest tertiary institutions for research in the country. The university admits many international students from different continents.
- The city transformed to a notable coal mining territory after the 14thcentury when it was a vital civic for the fleece.
- Newcastle was one of the wealthiest cities in the country in fourteenth century before it changed to a region with its own specific sheriff.
The following links provide data for this topic:
- Newcastle City Council: https://www.newcastle.gov.uk
- Office for National Statistics: https://www.ons.gov.uk/
- BBC News: http://www.bbc.com/news