List of Tyne and Wear settlements by population

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The 22 largest settlements of the county of Tyne and Wear, with cities in bold, district centres in yellow, and key towns and areas shown in white.

This is a list of settlements in Tyne and Wear by population based on the results of the 2011 census. The next United Kingdom census will take place in 2021. In 2011, there were 22 built-up area subdivisions with 5,000 or more inhabitants in Tyne and Wear, shown in the table below.

Administrative boundaries[edit]

Tyne and Wear numbered districts.svg

Table taken from the Tyne and Wear - Settlements section:

Metropolitan county Metropolitan borough Centre of administration Other areas within the borough
Tyne & Wear 1 Borough of Gateshead Gateshead Blaydon, Low Fell, Rowlands Gill, Ryton, Sheriff Hill, Whickham
2 Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle upon Tyne city centre Byker, Gosforth, Kenton, Blakelaw, Fenham, Elswick, Newburn, Walbottle, Westerhope, Jesmond, West Moor, Heaton, Throckley, Walker
3 North Tyneside Wallsend Annitsford, Backworth, Benton, Cullercoats, Dudley, Earsdon, Fordley, Forest Hall, Killingworth, Longbenton, Monkseaton, Preston, Tynemouth, Whitley Bay, Wideopen
4 South Tyneside South Shields Boldon, Cleadon, Harton, Hebburn, Jarrow, Monkton, Westoe, Whitburn
5 City of Sunderland Sunderland Castletown, Fencehouses, Fulwell, Hendon, Herrington, Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring, Hylton Red House, Newbottle, Penshaw, Rainton, Ryhope, Seaburn, Silksworth, Shiney Row, South Hylton, Southwick, Springwell Village, Washington, Warden Law

Population ranking[edit]

Rank Settlement Population)[1][2] Outlying areas in detail
2001 2011
1 Newcastle upon Tyne 247,710 268,064 Excludes Newburn, Wallbottle
2 Sunderland 177,740 174,286 Whitburn counted separately below
3 Gateshead 113,220 120,046 Excludes Springwell
4 South Shields 78,170 75,337 Includes Biddick Hall, Brockley Whins, Cleadon Park, Marsden, West Harton, Whiteleas. Cleadon counted separately below
5 Tynemouth 62,880 67,519 Includes North Shields, Shiremoor. Excludes Backworth
6 Washington 67,500 67,085 Includes Concord, New Herrington, Oxclose, Rickleton, Shiney Row, Sulgrave. Excludes Birtley, Bournmoor, Newbottle, Springwell
7 Wallsend 42,580 43,826 Includes Battle Hill, Howdon
8 Jarrow 44,668 43,431 Includes East Boldon, Fellgate, Monkton, Simonside
9 Longbenton 34,120 37,070 Includes Camperdown, Holystone, Killingworth
10 Whitley Bay 36,544 36,702 Includes Monkseaton
11 Hebburn 19,300 19,148 Includes Campbell Park
12 Whickham 16,260 16,652 Blaydon counted below. Excludes Dunston, Sunniside, Winlaton Mill
13 Ryton 15,742 15,999 Includes Crawcrook, Greenside, Stella Park
14 Blaydon 14,648 15,155 Includes Winlaton. Excludes Blaydon Burn
15 Houghton-le-Spring 15,013 13,863 Includes Burnside, Coptleigh, Newbottle, Rainton Bridge. Excludes East Rainton
16 Hetton-le-Hole 12,815 12,127 Includes Easington Lane, Moorsley
17 Wideopen 8,930 8,976 Includes Brunswick, Hazlerigg, Seaton Burn
18 Fence Houses 5,830 6,649 Includes Chilton Moor, High Dubmire, Woodstone Village
19 Rowlands Gill 5,995 6,096 Includes Highfields, Lockhaugh. Excludes High Spen
20 Throckley 5,588 5,507 Excludes Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newburn, Wallbottle
21 Annitsford 5,486 5,497 Includes Dudley, Fordley
22 Whitburn 5,235 5,102 Excludes Seaburn
23 Cleadon 4,795 4,508

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tyne and Wear (Metropolitan County, North East England, United Kingdom) - Population Statistics and Location in Maps and Charts". Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  2. ^ 2011 census table: ONS

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