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 Newcastle-under-Lyme and Kidsgrove boroughs.[1]

The area has a population of 372,775[2] in the 2011 census, an increase of 3% from the 2001 census figure of 362,403 with Stoke-on-Trent making up over 70% 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[3] Settlement Population (2001 census) Population (2011 census)
E83203 Stoke-on-Trent 259,252 270,726

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Stoke-on-Trent City Council & Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council" (PDF). Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "2011 Census - Built-up areas". ONS. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  3. ^ 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