The population of East Suffolk is 250,373 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. East Suffolk's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was per year. East Suffolk covers an area of 1,262 square kilometres (487 square miles) and has a population density of 198 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020.
According to the latest 2011 census, the population in East Suffolk is predominantly white (), with non-white minorities representing the remaining of the population.
The median average age in East Suffolk in 2019 was 49.2, with over 18s representing 83.3% of the population. The sex ratio was 94.8 males to every 100 females. Compare average age by area.
In 2011, the urban population of East Suffolk was approximately 152,641 or 64%, while the rural population was around 86,911 or 36%.
The largest religious group in East Suffolk is Christians who account for 62% of the population.
English is spoken as the main language by 98.2% of people in East Suffolk, and spoken either well or very well by 2% of the remaining population. 0.3% reported having poor English language skills.
Main page: East Suffolk Population
The population of East Suffolk is 250,373 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in East Suffolk grew by an estimated people, and in the ten years before mid-2020, the population grew by .
East Suffolk's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was , which is
East Suffolk covers an area of 1,262 square kilometres (487 square miles) and has a population density of 198 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. 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 48.7% of East Suffolk's 250,373 population, while females made up 51.3% of the total.
The sex ratio (the number of males for each female in a population) was 94.831 males to every 100 females in 2011. In England as a whole, the gender ratio was 98 males to every 100 females in 2011.
Age statistics collected by the ONS show the adult population of East Suffolk, that is how many people there are over the age of 18, is 208,657.
East Suffolk's age structure shows the working-age population to be 139,290 which is 55.6% of the population. People under the age of 16 represent 16.7% of the population, and over 65s represent 27.7% of the population. The percentage of the population that is of working-age has decreased over the last 10 years from 59.0% to 56.5%.
East Suffolk's age pyramid shows how the population is distributed by age and gender.
The median average age of someone in East Suffolk was 49.2 years in 2019. Split by gender, the average female age is 50.2 years, and the average male is 48.2 years.
Of the East Suffolk population over the age of 90, girls outnumber boys by 1.9 to 1.
The life expectancy of someone born today in East Suffolk is 82 years. Split by gender, a girl born today in East Suffolk 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 East Suffolk has risen by 2 years over the past decade, from a life expectancy of 80 years to a life expectancy of 82 years. In England as a whole, life expectancies have risen by 3 years.
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').
Levels of reported Anxiety in East Suffolk were 3.1 in 2012 and 2.8 in 2021. In the rest of England levels of Anxiety are currently 3.1.
Reported levels of Happiness in 2021 were 7.8, and 7.6 in 2012. In England, the average happiness indicator is currently 7.5. Of the 363 areas in England, East Suffolk is the 29 th happiest area in England.
Life satisfaction scores for 2021 are 7.7 and were 7.6 in 2012. For the feeling that things done in life are worthwhile the 2021 level is 7.9 and was 7.8 in 2012.
According to the latest 2011 census, the most populous religious group within East Suffolk is Christians, accounting for 61.9% of the population.
East Suffolk has a Muslim population of 927 which is 0.4% of the population.
Compared to England as a whole, in England circa 59% of the population is Christian, 5% 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 2021. Data sources: ONS Local statistics