In this section
Information about population in Norfolk & Waveney.

Norfolk’s population is projected to increase by approximately 13% over the next 10 years, it is projected to be the 9th largest local authority in England, a position it currently holds. This is a projected population increase of over 56,000 spread over the next ten years, 44,000 of this increase is in the population over 65.[1] Norfolk has an older population with a proportion of residents 65 years or older rising from 25% to 28% over the next 10 years.[1] Norfolk has the 15th most elderly population in England but is projected to drop to the 17th largest in 2040.[1]

The local healthcare footprint includes Waveney, Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care System (ICS) area has a population of 1,032,700 compared with 914,000 in Norfolk. Although Norfolk and Waveney has a larger population than Norfolk county the inclusion of Waveney has little impact on key demographic statistics such as age structure and growth, for example 25% of the ICS population are also aged 65 or older which will also rise to 28%. Norfolk and Waveney has the 4th oldest ICS population in the country.[2]

Across Norfolk the average life expectancy is approximately 80 years for men[3] and around 84 years for women.[4] The average number of years a man or a woman can expect to live in good health is about 63.1 for men and 62.6 for women.[5] Deprivation and poverty influence the health and wellbeing of the population. The life expectancy gap between the most deprived areas of Norfolk and the least deprived areas is 7.4 years for men[5] and 4.4 years for women.[6]

Last updated: Feb-22

Norfolk & Waveney population overview