Stoke On Trent Population 2018

Stoke-on-Trent is a city that is located in England. It is a part of the Staffordshire unitary authority area. The city was established as the borough of Stoke-on-Trent in 1910 by combining six towns including Hanley, Burslem, Tunstall, Longton, and Fenton.

Population Size

In 1925, it achieved city status. The population of Stoke-on-Trent was estimated to be 253,200 in 2016. It is the 62nd most populous city in England.

City Size and Population Density

The total area of the city is just over 36 square miles, putting the population density at over 7,000 people per square mile. The city is part of a much larger urban area, which has a population of 372,775. The metro population is 678,000.

Demographics of Stoke-on-Trent

The majority of the city’s residents were born in the United Kingdom. However, there are residents that were born in Poland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Nigeria and Turkey, just to name a few of the countries.

The majority of the residents – almost 95% -- are white. Most of Stoke-on-Trent’s residents are Christian, with about 75% following some form of Christianity.

The average age of residents in the city is 38.5.

Population Growth

The city has seen a loss in population throughout the years. However, the census taken in 2011 showed that the population was on the upswing for the first time since 1931.

Stoke On Trent Population in 2018Source: www fotodiscs4u co uk [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Stoke On Trent Population Data (Urban Area)

Year Population Growth Rate (%) Growth
2035423,4940.63%13,097
2030410,3970.68%13,585
2025396,8120.55%10,799
2020386,0130.41%3,129
2018382,8840.37%4,213
2015378,6710.36%6,677
2010371,9940.29%5,259
2005366,7350.21%3,878
2000362,857-0.15%-2,762
1995365,619-0.16%-3,019
1990368,638-0.24%-4,376
1985373,014-0.28%-5,189
1980378,203-0.50%-9,608
1975387,811-0.49%-9,655
1970397,466-0.44%-8,881
1965406,347-0.32%-6,520
1960412,8670.32%6,568
1955406,2990.32%6,462
1950399,8370.00%
Stoke On Trent Population Growth

Stoke On Trent's 2018 population is now estimated at 382,884. In 1950, the population of Stoke On Trent was 399,837. Stoke On Trent has grown by 4,213 since 2015, which represents a 0.37% annual change. These population estimates and projections come from the latest revision of the UN World Urbanization Prospects. These estimates represent the Urban agglomeration of Stoke On Trent, which typically includes Stoke On Trent's population in addition to adjacent suburban areas.

Data Sources
  1. World Urbanization Prospects - United Nations population estimates and projections of major Urban Agglomerations