The population of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk is 151,245 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk to be 150,969. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk grew by an estimated -138 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 3,309. Compare population by area.
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was -0.1%, which is 0.3% lower than the average population growth rate in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.2%).
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk covers an area of 1,439 square kilometres (556 square miles) and has a population density of 105 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 2 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into King’s Lynn and West Norfolk was 738, and net international migration into King’s Lynn and West Norfolk was 97.
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.8, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 8.8, led to population increases of 1,339 during the year, and King’s Lynn and West Norfolk's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 13.1 resulted in a 1,988 population decrease. In total, a net 649 person natural decrease.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 86 in 2011 to a net 738 inflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 486 in 2011 to an inflow of 97 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of -7 people in 2011 to -649 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 88% of the total change in population.
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
King’s Lynn and West Norfolk's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk is forecast to be 154,447 in 2025 and 155,954 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