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Population estimate
mid-2017 ONS
Population projection
2026 (2016-based) ONS
Number of live births
2017 ONS
Inequality in male life expectancy
2014-16 PHE
Inequality in female life expectancy
2014-16 PHE
People providing 50+ hours unpaid care a week
2011 Census ONS


Norfolk generally has an older population that is projected to increase at a greater rate than the rest of England. Almost all of the population increase over the last 5 years has been in those aged 65 and over. Between 2014 and 2025 the population is expected to increase by 66,000 with most of the increase in the 65 and over age bands.

Across Norfolk the average life expectancy is approximately 80 years for men and 84 years for women. The average number of years a man can expect to live in good health is about 64 and for women it is just over 65.

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 6.6 years for men and 4.4 years for women.

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