Population Demographics

North East England truly is a vibrant region with a strong business base and a population of 1.8 million people.

South Tyneside is located in the heart of North East England with almost 95,000 residents of working age, and a total of around 635,000 economically active people living within a 30 minute drive.

Key facts about South Tyneside:

  • Total population of 148,700 - 63% of the population are of working age with the ability to contribute to the economy 
  • South Tyneside's resident population is planned to grow by over 1,600 in the next decade
  • Skilled, educated workforce with over a quarter of the working age population educated to NVQ Level 4 or above 

  • £475 is the average gross weekly wage in South Tyneside, with a high level of employee retention for our businesses

The manufacturing sector in South Tyneside accounts for 11% of all employees, which is 2.5% higher than the national average and testament to the skilled workforce that exists within North East England. 

The friendliness and strong work ethic of people in South Tyneside, coupled with the skills and knowledge has been a major factor in attracting investment to the area.

Download more information about South Tyneside's Population: 
South Tyneside Demographics Data[pdf - 374kb]