Population

141,255

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Population Density

108 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

0.92%

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Area type

Non-metropolitan District

Land area

1,305 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.66

Birth rate

9.1

Death rate

12.2

internal migration

1.2%

international migration

0.1%

The **population of Breckland is 141,255** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Breckland to be 143,865**. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Breckland grew by an estimated 1,287 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 10,246. Compare population by area.

Breckland's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.9%, which is 0.1% higher than the average population growth rate in Breckland for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.8%).

Breckland covers an area of 1,305 square kilometres (504 square miles) and has a population density of 108 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 8 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Breckland's population of 141,255 is equivalent to 0.2% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Breckland is the 41st non-metropolitan district in England (of 181 total) when ordered by total population.
- Breckland's population growth rate of 0.92% is 0.45% higher than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Breckland is the 39th non-metropolitan district in England (of 181 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Breckland's population density of 108 people per km
^{2}is 326 people per km^{2}lower than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Breckland is the 160th Non-metropolitan District in England (of 181 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Breckland was 1,638, and net international migration into Breckland was 138.

Breckland's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Breckland if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.66, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 9.1, led to population increases of 1,277 during the year, and Breckland's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 12.2 resulted in a 1,711 population decrease. In total, a net 434 person natural decrease.

- Breckland's fertility rate of 1.66 is 0.07 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Breckland's birth rate of 9.1 births per thousand people is 1.6 lower than England's birth rate, and Breckland's death rate or mortality rate of 12.2 people per thousand is 2.2 higher than England's death rate
- Breckland's annual net international migration rate of 0.10% is below the English average of 0.4%

During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 546 in 2011 to a net 1,638 inflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 502 in 2011 to an inflow of 138 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 23 people in 2011 to -434 in 2020.

Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 80% of the total change in population.

Average salary

£29,033

Breckland Salary

Average rent

£761

Rental Market of Breckland

GDP

£ 3 billion

Breckland Economy

Breckland's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.

Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2020 | 141,255 | 0.92% | 108 |

2019 | 139,968 | 0.46% | 107 |

2018 | 139,329 | 0.52% | 107 |

2017 | 138,602 | 1.08% | 106 |

2016 | 137,123 | 1.05% | 105 |

2015 | 135,698 | 1.05% | 104 |

2014 | 134,287 | 0.97% | 103 |

2013 | 132,995 | 0.86% | 102 |

2012 | 131,857 | 0.65% | 101 |

2011 | 131,009 | 100 |

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Breckland's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.

The population of Breckland is forecast to be 148,093 in 2025 and 153,210 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 145,808 | 0.84% | 112 |

2024 | 146,977 | 0.80% | 113 |

2025 | 148,093 | 0.76% | 113 |

2026 | 149,184 | 0.74% | 114 |

2027 | 150,232 | 0.70% | 115 |

2028 | 151,254 | 0.68% | 116 |

2029 | 152,249 | 0.66% | 117 |

2030 | 153,210 | 0.63% | 117 |

2031 | 154,151 | 0.61% | 118 |

2032 | 155,074 | 0.60% | 119 |

2033 | 155,997 | 0.60% | 120 |

2034 | 156,891 | 0.57% | 120 |

2035 | 157,770 | 0.56% | 121 |

2036 | 158,643 | 0.55% | 122 |

2037 | 159,504 | 0.54% | 122 |

2038 | 160,356 | 0.53% | 123 |

2039 | 161,196 | 0.52% | 124 |

2040 | 162,021 | 0.51% | 124 |

2041 | 162,835 | 0.50% | 125 |

2042 | 163,641 | 0.50% | 125 |

2043 | 164,432 | 0.48% | 126 |

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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