The population of Norfolk is 914,039 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Norfolk to be 926,728. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Norfolk grew by an estimated 6,279 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 54,613. Compare population by area.
Norfolk's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.7%, which is 0.0% higher than the average population growth rate in Norfolk for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.7%).
Norfolk covers an area of 5,380 square kilometres (2,077 square miles) and has a population density of 170 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 10 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Norfolk was 7,181, and net international migration into Norfolk was 2,296.
Norfolk's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Norfolk if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.49, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 8.7, led to population increases of 7,898 during the year, and Norfolk's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 11.7 resulted in a 10,656 population decrease. In total, a net 2,758 person natural decrease.
During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 2,616 in 2011 to a net 7,181 inflow. International migration has fallen from a net inflow of 3,534 in 2011 to an inflow of 2,296 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 308 people in 2011 to -2,758 in 2020.
Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 69% of the total change in population.
Data for internal migration is not available for 2012
Norfolk's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Norfolk's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Norfolk is forecast to be 947,968 in 2025 and 974,300 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