The population of East Suffolk is 250,373 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of East Suffolk to be 252,207. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in East Suffolk grew by an estimated 912 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 10,427. Compare population by area.
East Suffolk's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.4%, which is 0.1% lower than the average population growth rate in East Suffolk for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.5%).
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 increased by 8 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into East Suffolk was 2,086, and net international migration into East Suffolk was 217.
East Suffolk's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in East Suffolk if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.55, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 7.7, led to population increases of 1,915 during the year, and East Suffolk's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 13.2 resulted in a 3,287 population decrease. In total, a net 1,372 person natural decrease.
During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 636 in 2011 to a net 2,086 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 113 in 2011 to an inflow of 217 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of -526 people in 2011 to -1,372 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 148% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).
East Suffolk's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
East Suffolk's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of East Suffolk is forecast to be 136,645 in 2025 and 140,276 in 2030.
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