The population of Norwich is 142,177 according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates we estimate the current 2022 population of Norwich to be 145,440. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Norwich grew by an estimated 1,604 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 10,019. Compare population by area.
Norwich's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 1.1%, which is 0.3% higher than the average population growth rate in Norwich for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.8%).
Norwich covers an area of 39 square kilometres (15 square miles) and has a population density of 3,643 people per square kilometre (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 257 people per km2 over the past decade.
Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration out of Norwich was 106, and net international migration into Norwich was 1,510.
Norwich's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Norwich if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.21, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 10.2, led to population increases of 1,437 during the year, and Norwich's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 8.7 resulted in a 1,219 population decrease. In total, a net 218 person natural increase.
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During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net outflow of 468 in 2011 to a net 106 outflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 1,507 in 2011 to an inflow of 1,510 in 2020.
The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 832 people in 2011 to 218 in 2020.
International migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 105% of the total change in population (over 100% as other factors were net outflows).
Norwich's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
Norwich's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.
The population of Norwich is forecast to be 144,570 in 2025 and 147,476 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