Information about South Tyneside

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South Tyneside Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of South Tyneside is 147,777 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in South Tyneside is 76,062, and the female population is 71,714. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the immediate area is White: English, with a total of 137,429, followed by Bangladeshi, with a total of 2,185. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (77,783), followed by No religion (58,045), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (29,586), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (23,302). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the South Tyneside area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (39,343), while 29,986 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 31,707 adults have Level 3 education, while 17,393 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the South Tyneside area are

  • Professional occupations (10192)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (7793), and
  • Skilled trades occupations (7005)


The average age of people living in South Tyneside is 43 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (24923), Between 55 to 64 (21705), and Between 45 to 54 (19180). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in South Tyneside has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (21,392) followed by Routine occupations (17,925), and Semi-routine occupations (17,532). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

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Population of South Tyneside over the years

Male Population of South Tyneside over the years
Female Population of South Tyneside over the years
Postcodes in South Tyneside

The postcode district SR, NE are associated with the South Tyneside, and there are total 8 postcode areas (listed below). The South Tyneside has a total of 3175 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info
AreaSouth Tyneside

Beacon and Bents


Biddick and All Saints

Boldon Colliery

Cleadon Park

Cleadon and East Boldon

Fellgate and Hedworth


Hebburn North

Hebburn South

Horsley Hill



Simonside and Rekendyke

West Park


Whitburn and Marsden


UTLA22South Tyneside
RegionNorth East