The population of Great Yarmouth is 100,146 according to mid-2021 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2023 population of Great Yarmouth to be 101,000. In the year between mid-2020 and mid-2021, the population in Great Yarmouth grew by an estimated 948 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2021, the population grew by 2,591. Compare population by area.
Great Yarmouth's population growth rate between mid-2020 and mid-2021 was 1.0%, which is 0.7% higher than the average population growth rate in Great Yarmouth for the ten years prior to mid-2021 (0.3%).
Great Yarmouth covers an area of 174 square kilometres (67 square miles) and has a population density of 574 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2021. That figure has increased by 15 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Great Yarmouth was 23, and net international migration into Great Yarmouth was 146.
Great Yarmouth's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Great Yarmouth if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.71, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 9.5, led to population increases of 947 during the year, and Great Yarmouth's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 12.3 resulted in a 1,222 population decrease. In total, a net 275 person natural decrease.
During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 64 in 2011 to a net 23 outflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 208 in 2011 to an inflow of 146 in 2021.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of -17 people in 2011 to -275 in 2021.
International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 159% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).
Great Yarmouth's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2022.
Great Yarmouth's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Great Yarmouth is forecast to be 101,708 in 2025 and 103,102 in 2030.
Source: Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0. Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2022. Data sources: ONS Local statistics