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Place

Norfolk
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facts
Rural population
2011 ONS
Median weekly gross pay
2017 ONS
Access to natural greenspace within 300 metres
2010 Natural England
People in employment (aged 16-64)
2016/17 APS - LFS
People living in the most deprived areas - Decile 1
2015 DCLG
People living in the most deprived areas - Decile 2
2015 DCLG

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Norfolk has a balance of urban and rural districts with Norwich the most urban and North Norfolk the most rural. 60% of our population 65+ live in a rural area. The rural nature of Norfolk presents opportunities in providing access to natural greenspace but higher risk of being killed or seriously injured on the roads and provides challenges to the delivery of services. Currently more than 120,000 people in Norfolk live in areas categorised as the most deprived 20% in England. Mainly located in the urban areas of Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Thetford and King’s Lynn together with some identified pockets of deprivation in rural areas, coastal villages and market towns.

Norfolk remains a very safe place. It continues to have one of the lowest crime rates in England, with the level of crime and disorder in most places being well below the national average. Although this varies across the county with the highest level in Norwich, Broadland the lowest. Access to green space is important to the quality of life, fresh air, exercise benefiting both physical and mental health. Breckland has the largest proportion of its area made up of Accessible Green Space.

Health services in Norfolk are commissioned by 5 CCG's and approximately one third of spending on social care is commissioned by Norfolk County Council.

Housing continues to provide challenges as rent and prices rise as well as the demand to specialist housing for an aging population. Homelessness in Norfolk is better than the national rate, this varies across the county with a higher rate in Great Yarmouth and lower in Breckland. Employment within Norfolk is slightly higher than that of England although the average earnings is slightly lower.

 
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