The population of Breckland is 142,164 according to mid-2021 population figures published by the ONS. Breckland's population growth rate between mid-2020 and mid-2021 was per year. Breckland covers an area of 1,305 square kilometres (504 square miles) and has a population density of 109 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2021.
According to the latest 2021 census, the population in Breckland is predominantly white (96%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 4% of the population.
The median average age in Breckland in 2021 was 47.0, with over 18s representing 84.4% of the population. The sex ratio was 98.4 males to every 100 females. Compare average age by area.
In 2021, the urban population of Breckland was approximately 56,033 or 43%, while the rural population was around 74,458 or 57%.
The largest religious group in Breckland is Christians who account for 50% of the population.
English is spoken as the main language by 93.7% of people in Breckland, and spoken either well or very well by 5% of the population. 1.4% reported having poor English language skills, and the remaining 0.2% spoke no English at all.
Main page: Breckland Population
The population of Breckland is 142,164 according to mid-2021 population figures published by the ONS. In the year between mid-2020 and mid-2021, the population in Breckland grew by an estimated people, and in the ten years before mid-2021, the population grew by .
Breckland's population growth rate between mid-2020 and mid-2021 was , which is
Breckland covers an area of 1,305 square kilometres (504 square miles) and has a population density of 109 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2021. That figure has by people per km2 over the past decade.
According to mid-year population estimates published by the ONS in 2019, males account for 49.6% of Breckland's 142,164 population, while females made up 50.4% of the total.
The sex ratio (the number of males for each female in a population) was 98.376 males to every 100 females in 2021. In England as a whole, the gender ratio was 96 males to every 100 females in 2021.
Age statistics collected by the ONS show the adult population of Breckland, that is how many people there are over the age of 18, is 119,974.
Breckland's age structure shows the working-age population to be 84,460 which is 59.4% of the population. People under the age of 16 represent 15.6% of the population, and over 65s represent 25.0% of the population. The percentage of the population that is of working-age has decreased over the last 10 years from to .
Breckland's age pyramid shows how the population is distributed by age and gender.
The median average age of someone in Breckland was 47.0 years in 2019.
Of the Breckland population over the age of 90, women outnumber men by 2.1 to 1.
The life expectancy of someone born today in Breckland is 82 years. Split by gender, a girl born today in Breckland has a life expectancy of 84 years, and a boy has a life expectancy of 80 years. Compare life expectancy by area.
As a comparison, in England as a whole, current life expectancy at birth is 81 years, for females that rises to 83 years and for males it falls to 79 years.
The life expectancy for someone born in Breckland has risen by 3 years over the past decade, from a life expectancy of 79 years to a life expectancy of 82 years. In England as a whole, life expectancies have risen by 3 years.
According to the latest 2021 census, the population in Breckland is predominantly white (96.5%), with non-white minorities representing the remaining 3.5% of the population.
Mixed people were the largest minority group in Breckland accounting for 1.4% of the population.
820 or 1% of the Breckland population are black according to the latest 2021 census.
In England more broadly the portion of the population that is white is 81%. 10% are Asian and 4% are Black.
Estimates of personal wellbeing in the UK are published by the ONS annually, with scores for anxiety, happiness, life satisfaction, and feeling that life is worthwhile. Overall scores are based on surveying a representative sample of the population and are scored out of 10 (.e.g for happiness 0 is 'not at all happy' and 10 is 'completely happy').
According to the latest 2021 census, the most populous religious group within Breckland is Christians, accounting for 50.0% of the population.
Breckland has a Muslim population of 650 which is 0.5% of the population.
Compared to England as a whole, in England circa 46% of the population is Christian, 7% is Muslim, 2% is Hindu, and Buddhists, Sikhs and Jews each is around 1%. The remainder is split between people with no religion and those who decided not to identify a religion.
Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0. Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2023. Data sources: ONS Local statistics