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Population Statistics

Volume 450: debated on Friday 20 October 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mid-year estimates made in (a) 2003, (b) 2004 and (c) 2005 were of the population in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne; and what the estimates of future population were for each year. (95409)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 20 October 2006:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your question about what the mid year estimates made in (a) 2003, (b) 2004 and (c) 2005 were of the population in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne; and what the estimates of future population based on them were for each year. (95409)

The attached table provides the requested data for mid-2003, mid-2004 and mid-2005 and 2004-based projections for 2006 to 2010. In addition, projections for 2015, 2020 and 2025 are also shown to indicate future projected trend.

Table 1: Mid-2003 to mid-2005 population estimates and mid-2006 to mid-2025 population projections (2004-based)

Thousand

Newcastle upon Tyne

Population estimates

Mid-2003

266.6

Mid-2004

269.5

Mid-2005

276.4

Population projections1

Mid-2006

273.3

Mid-2007

274.5

Mid-2008

275.4

Mid-2009

276.3

Mid-2010

277.2

Mid-2015

280.8

Mid-2020

283.9

Mid-2025

287.5

1 The population projections shown in this table are taken from the 2004-based subnational population projections, the latest set of projections currently available. Therefore they are not consistent with the 2005 mid year estimates and there is a discontinuity in the series as presented between years 2005 and 2006. Source: Office for National Statistics