Population

761,246

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Population Density

200 people per km^{2}

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Population Growth

-0.01%

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Area type

County

Land area

3,801 square kilometres

Fertility rate

1.66

Birth rate

9.4

Death rate

11.4

internal migration

0.4%

international migration

0.0%

The **population of Suffolk is 761,246** according to mid-2020 population figures published by the ONS. Based on recent growth rates **we estimate the current 2022 population of Suffolk to be 761,038**. In the year between mid-2019 and mid-2020, the population in Suffolk grew by an estimated -104 people, and in the ten years prior to mid-2020, the population grew by 31,113. Compare population by area.

Suffolk's population growth rate between mid-2019 and mid-2020 was 0.0%, which is 0.5% lower than the average population growth rate in Suffolk for the ten years prior to mid-2020 (0.5%).

Suffolk covers an area of 3,801 square kilometres (1,468 square miles) and has a population density of 200 people per square kilometre (km^{2}), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 8 people per km^{2} over the past decade.

- Suffolk's population of 761,246 is equivalent to 1.3% of England's 56,550,138 total population. Suffolk is the 14th county in England (of 24 total) when ordered by total population.
- Suffolk's population growth rate of -0.01% is 0.48% lower than England's current population growth rate of 0.47%. Suffolk is the 23rd county in England (of 24 total) when ordered by population growth rate.
- Suffolk's population density of 200 people per km
^{2}is 234 people per km^{2}lower than England's 434 people per km^{2}. Suffolk is the 18th County in England (of 24 total) when ordered by population density.

Between mid-2019 and mid-2020, net internal migration into Suffolk was 3,349, and net international migration into Suffolk was 112.

Suffolk's fertility rate (the total number of children that would be born to the average woman in Suffolk if she were to live to the end of her child-bearing years) of 1.66, and birth rate (the number of live births per thousand of population per year) of 9.4, led to population increases of 7,146 during the year, and Suffolk's death rate or mortality rate (the number of deaths per thousand of population per year) of 11.4 resulted in a 8,652 population decrease. In total, a net 1,506 person natural decrease.

- Suffolk's fertility rate of 1.66 is 0.07 higher than England's fertility rate of 1.59
- Suffolk's birth rate of 9.4 births per thousand people is 1.3 lower than England's birth rate, and Suffolk's death rate or mortality rate of 11.4 people per thousand is 1.4 higher than England's death rate
- Suffolk's annual net international migration rate of 0.01% is below the English average of 0.4%

During the past decade, internal migration has risen from a net inflow of 2,849 in 2011 to a net 3,349 inflow. International migration has risen from a net inflow of 61 in 2011 to an inflow of 112 in 2020.

The natural increase in population, due to births and deaths, has fallen from an annual net increase of 1,328 people in 2011 to -1,506 in 2020.

Internal migration was the largest driver of population change over the past decade, representing circa 78% of the total change in population.

Average salary

£32,997

Suffolk Salary

Average rent

£762

Rental Market of Suffolk

GDP

£ 22 billion

Suffolk Economy

Suffolk's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.

Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2020 | 761,246 | -0.01% | 200 |

2019 | 761,350 | 0.37% | 200 |

2018 | 758,556 | 0.21% | 200 |

2017 | 756,978 | 0.77% | 199 |

2016 | 751,175 | 0.46% | 198 |

2015 | 747,734 | 0.71% | 197 |

2014 | 742,499 | 0.90% | 195 |

2013 | 735,844 | 0.42% | 194 |

2012 | 732,802 | 0.37% | 193 |

2011 | 730,133 | 192 |

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Suffolk's forecast, population density, and population growth rate, over the next twenty years. Figures reported by the ONS in 2018.

The population of Suffolk is forecast to be 782,040 in 2025 and 794,838 in 2030.

Year | Population | Growth rate | Population Density |
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2023 | 776,148 | 0.41% | 204 |

2024 | 779,185 | 0.39% | 205 |

2025 | 782,040 | 0.37% | 206 |

2026 | 784,776 | 0.35% | 206 |

2027 | 787,378 | 0.33% | 207 |

2028 | 789,925 | 0.32% | 208 |

2029 | 792,430 | 0.32% | 208 |

2030 | 794,838 | 0.30% | 209 |

2031 | 797,274 | 0.31% | 210 |

2032 | 799,729 | 0.31% | 210 |

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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