Population projections

Forecasts about how the North East’s population will change

Looking forward, based on 2016 data, the North East LEP area population is projected to grow by 2.0% over the 10 year period from 2018 to 2028. This is below the rate of growth projected for England excluding London (5.0%) and England (5.4%).

  • 16 to 24 and 65+ are the only age bands projected to grow in the North East LEP over the next 10 years
  • The population is projected to decline in the 0 to 15, 25 to 49 and 50 to 64 population age groups in the North East LEP area.
  • In total, it is projected that there will be 32,000 fewer individuals of working age (16 to 64) in the North East LEP area in 2028 than in 2018 
  • By 2028, just 59.9% of the population in North East LEP area will be in this age group, below the English proportion (60.6%)

Projected population change by age band (%), 2018 to 2028

Last updated:
08/02/2019
Published by:
North East LEP

Source: Population projections (2016-based) local authority based by single year of age [Nomis, last updated on 24 May 2018]

Data information: Based on North East LEP Local Authorities, England excluding London and England