Middlesbrough Population 2021

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Middlesbrough is a town located in the county of North Yorkshire in the North East region in England. Middlesbrough has a population of 138,400. The town is part of Teesside, which has a population of over 376,000. The city’s population makes it the largest town in North East England. The larger urban settlement is the largest within North Yorkshire.

City Size and Population Density

The city of Middlesbrough has an area size of 54 square kilomters (21 square miles). With this in mind - along with the current population size - we find the population density to be near 2,563 residents per square kilometer.

Middlesbrough Population Demographics

Breaking down the population of Middlesbrough shows that over 88% of the population is White British. The population consists of 6.4% Asian residents and 1% Black residents.

There are many different religions observed throughout Middlesbrough, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism and Hinduism.

There is a higher concentration of female inhabitants than male.

Over 90% of Middlesbrough’s population was born in England. Other countries of origin include Pakistan, Scotland, India and China – just to name a few.

Over 94% of inhabitants speak English, while there are smaller groups that speak Panjabi, Arabic, Urdu, and Polish.

Middlesbrough History

In 1801, Middlesbrough was a small farm with a population of just 25.

In 1828, Joseph Pease sailed into the area and just a year later bought just over 2 square kilometers of land that was serving as a farmstead. He quickly set to work and created an estate company that created a boom of business and expansion for the city of Middlesbrough. By 1851, the population had grown to over 7,500 residents.

The population continued to grow into the 1900s, reaching 90,000 by 1900 and jumping ahead again by the 1960s to over 160,000 residents. However, this would be the peak of population numbers for this town, as numbers began to shrink by the 1980s.

Population Growth and Loss

Throughout the years since the 1980s, Middlesbrough has seen a declining population. The population is expected to decrease in Middlesbrough according to current estimated population projections, dropping to just over 135,000 by the year 2021.

Year Population
2035424,122
2034421,573
2033418,993
2032416,374
2031413,713
2030411,011
2029408,278
2028405,533
2027402,802
2026400,118
2025397,527
2024395,076
2023392,813
2022390,772
2021388,969
2020387,392
2019385,979
2018384,727
2017383,568
2016382,413
2015381,261
2014380,114
2013378,970
2012377,832
2011376,694
2010375,560
2009374,430
2008373,306
2007372,181
2006371,061
2005369,945
2004368,833
2003367,722
2002366,616
2001365,513
2000365,673
1999366,097
1998366,522
1997366,947
1996367,372
1995367,798
1994368,225
1993368,652
1992369,078
1991369,507
1990370,589
1989371,881
1988373,174
1987374,476
1986375,781
1985377,090
1984378,402
1983379,722
1982381,045
1981382,373
1980384,130
1979386,035
1978387,947
1977389,869
1976391,797
1975393,741
1974395,691
1973397,651
1972399,618
1971401,600
1970403,484
1969405,354
1968407,230
1967409,120
1966411,016
1965412,921
1964414,832
1963416,757
1962418,689
1961420,629
1960417,352
1959412,888
1958408,477
1957404,113
1956399,802
1955395,526
1954391,300
1953387,120
1952382,990
1951378,893
1950374,846

Middlesbrough Population 2021

Year Population Growth Rate Growth
2035424,1220.60%2,549
2034421,5730.62%2,580
2033418,9930.63%2,619
2032416,3740.64%2,661
2031413,7130.66%2,702
2030411,0110.67%2,733
2029408,2780.68%2,745
2028405,5330.68%2,731
2027402,8020.67%2,684
2026400,1180.65%2,591
2025397,5270.62%2,451
2024395,0760.58%2,263
2023392,8130.52%2,041
2022390,7720.46%1,803
2021388,9690.41%1,577
2020387,3920.37%1,413
2019385,9790.33%1,252
2018384,7270.30%1,159
2017383,5680.30%1,155
2016382,4130.30%1,152
2015381,2610.30%1,147
2014380,1140.30%1,144
2013378,9700.30%1,138
2012377,8320.30%1,138
2011376,6940.30%1,134
2010375,5600.30%1,130
2009374,4300.30%1,124
2008373,3060.30%1,125
2007372,1810.30%1,120
2006371,0610.30%1,116
2005369,9450.30%1,112
2004368,8330.30%1,111
2003367,7220.30%1,106
2002366,6160.30%1,103
2001365,513-0.04%-160
2000365,673-0.12%-424
1999366,097-0.12%-425
1998366,522-0.12%-425
1997366,947-0.12%-425
1996367,372-0.12%-426
1995367,798-0.12%-427
1994368,225-0.12%-427
1993368,652-0.12%-426
1992369,078-0.12%-429
1991369,507-0.29%-1,082
1990370,589-0.35%-1,292
1989371,881-0.35%-1,293
1988373,174-0.35%-1,302
1987374,476-0.35%-1,305
1986375,781-0.35%-1,309
1985377,090-0.35%-1,312
1984378,402-0.35%-1,320
1983379,722-0.35%-1,323
1982381,045-0.35%-1,328
1981382,373-0.46%-1,757
1980384,130-0.49%-1,905
1979386,035-0.49%-1,912
1978387,947-0.49%-1,922
1977389,869-0.49%-1,928
1976391,797-0.49%-1,944
1975393,741-0.49%-1,950
1974395,691-0.49%-1,960
1973397,651-0.49%-1,967
1972399,618-0.49%-1,982
1971401,600-0.47%-1,884
1970403,484-0.46%-1,870
1969405,354-0.46%-1,876
1968407,230-0.46%-1,890
1967409,120-0.46%-1,896
1966411,016-0.46%-1,905
1965412,921-0.46%-1,911
1964414,832-0.46%-1,925
1963416,757-0.46%-1,932
1962418,689-0.46%-1,940
1961420,6290.79%3,277
1960417,3521.08%4,464
1959412,8881.08%4,411
1958408,4771.08%4,364
1957404,1131.08%4,311
1956399,8021.08%4,276
1955395,5261.08%4,226
1954391,3001.08%4,180
1953387,1201.08%4,130
1952382,9901.08%4,097
1951378,8931.08%4,047
1950374,8460.00%

Middlesbrough Population Data (Urban Area)

Name 2021 Population 2021 Growth
London9,425,6221.31%
Manchester2,750,1200.73%
Birmingham2,626,3740.73%
West Yorkshire1,901,9470.68%
Glasgow1,680,6690.44%
Southampton935,8680.86%
Liverpool906,4430.53%
Newcastle Upon Tyne813,8070.53%
Nottingham794,0080.81%
Sheffield735,2920.70%
Bristol693,5521.07%
Belfast634,5940.63%
Brighton612,1590.87%
Leicester556,9300.86%
Edinburgh542,5991.08%
Bournemouth510,0210.86%
Cardiff481,0820.72%
Coventry432,3861.60%
Middlesbrough388,9690.41%
Stoke On Trent387,7850.46%

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