Stoke-on-Trent Built-up Area

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The Stoke-on-Trent Built-up Area or The Potteries Urban Area or colloquially, simply "The Potteries" is a conurbation in North Staffordshire in the West Midlands region of England.

It includes the city of Stoke-on-Trent, and the towns of Newcastle-under-Lyme and Kidsgrove.

The area has a population of 372,775[1] in the 2011 census, an increase of 3% from the 2001 census figure of 362,403 with Stoke-on-Trent making up over 250,000 of this population. It is sometimes called the Potteries Urban Area due to the area's fame for pottery manufacture ever since the industrial revolution.

ONS key[2] Settlement Population (2001 census) Population (2011 census)
E83203 Stoke-on-Trent 259,252 270,726
E83202 Newcastle-under-Lyme 74,427 75,082
E83201 Kidsgrove 28,724 26,293

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2011 Census - Built-up areas". ONS. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics: Census 2001, Key Statistics for urban areas, List of Urban Area Names and Codes

Coordinates: 53°01′N 2°12′W / 53.02°N 2.20°W / 53.02; -2.20