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Population of Newcastle

Last official estimated population of Newcastle City (as Local Government Area) was 162 358 people (on 2017-06-30)[2]. This was 0.66% of total Australian population and 2.041% of NSW population. Area of Newcastle is 186.80 km², in this year population density was 869.15 p/km² . If population growth rate would be same as in period 2016-2017 (+1.03%/yr), Newcastle population in 2020 would be 167 413. [0]


Newcastle historical population from 1996 to 2017 [4] [3]

Population for other LGA areas

↳ nearby LGA areas:
- Maitland
- Lake Macquarie
- Port Stephens
- Cessnock
- Dungog
- Central Coast (NSW)
- Singleton
- Mid-Coast

Newcastle on population maps [3]

Click to enlarge. Newcastle is located in the center of the images.

Population [people], population density [p./kmĀ²] and population change [%/year] [2]

Annual growth rate in %:

[1996-2001] +0.54 %/Y
[2001-2002] +0.86 %/Y
[2002-2003] +0.98 %/Y
[2003-2004] +0.85 %/Y
[2004-2005] +0.75 %/Y
[2005-2006] +0.49 %/Y
[2006-2007] +1.30 %/Y
[2007-2008] +1.37 %/Y
[2008-2009] +0.89 %/Y
[2009-2010] +1.05 %/Y
[2010-2011] +1.35 %/Y
[2011-2012] +0.58 %/Y
[2012-2013] +0.66 %/Y
[2013-2014] +0.77 %/Y
[2014-2015] +0.63 %/Y
[2015-2016] +0.64 %/Y
[2016-2017] +1.03 %/Y


Population pyramid for Newcastle (2017)[2]

Female 
Alter
 Male

2 675 
85+
 1 374

1 961 
80-84
 1 354

2 304 
75-79
 2 005

3 073 
70-74
 2 839

3 692 
65-69
 3 539

4 337 
60-64
 4 294

5 063 
55-59
 4 855

4 948 
50-54
 4 850

5 298 
45-49
 5 158

5 104 
40-44
 5 023

5 214 
35-39
 5 360

6 005 
30-34
 6 153

6 709 
25-29
 7 217

7 416 
20-24
 7 453

4 555 
15-19
 4 811

4 257 
10-14
 4 346

4 506 
5-9
 4 967

4 596 
0-4
 5 047


Sources, more info:

[0] Calculated with linear interpolation from officially estimated population

[1] Read more about LGA and Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) on abs.gov.au

[2] Population data from Australian Bureau of Statistics (Population and density: 2017; change: 2016-2017)

[3] Digital Boundaries: Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016.

[4] Historical population: 2001-2012, 2007-2017.