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 (km2), based on the latest population estimates taken in mid-2020. That figure has increased by 8 people per km2 over the past decade.
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.
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.
Suffolk's population, population density, and population growth rate, over the past decade.
Figures reported by the ONS in 2021.
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.
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