Suffolk residents

As reported by the Office for National Statistics, in 2021, Suffolk had:

  • approximately 763,375 residents
  • 7,026 live births
  • 7,828 deaths

Get to know Suffolk's population. Our team have created an interactive dashboard that shows important facts and figures about people living in Suffolk. 

Suffolk has a larger proportion of people aged 65 and over than the rest of England.

  • Population growth since 2011 has occurred only in the 65 years and over compared to other ages. This is not expected to change.
  • In 2021, nearly 1 in 4 people living in Suffolk were within this age range.
  • Over the next 20 years, 1 in 3 people living in Suffolk is expected to be aged 65 years and over.
  • Some areas in Suffolk have already surpassed these projections. For example, 2021 census data indicates that 40.3% of Felixstowe East (Middle Super Output Area) residents were age 65 and over.  

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) also provide a tool outlining how the population has changed.