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Demography chapter: the people of Nottingham (2021)

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Topic title Demography chapter: the people of Nottingham (2021)
Topic author(s) Niki Kirk - Policy & Research Team
Current version Sept 2021
Insight Document ID 91518

Executive summary


This chapter considers Nottingham’s population and how demographic factors impact on the health and wellbeing of its residents and influence the needs and demand for health and social care services. It also considers the impact of estimated population changes in the future. Where these factors relate to specific health and wellbeing issues, they are addressed within the relevant chapters in the body of the JSNA.


    • The latest estimate of the City’s resident population is 337,100, having risen by 4,200 since 2019.
    • The population is projected to rise to 344,200 in 2028 and to 356,100 in 2043
    • International migration (recently from Eastern Europe) and natural change (the excess of births over deaths) are the main reasons for the population growth recently.
    • 30% of the population are aged 18 to 29 – full-time university students comprise about 1 in 8 of the population.
    • The number of births has decreased in the past few years, but is higher than the start of the 2000’s.
    • The 2011 Census shows 35% of the population as being from BME groups; an increase from 19% in 2001.
    • Despite its young age-structure, Nottingham has a higher than average rate of people with a limiting long-term illness or disability.
    • White ethnic groups have higher rates of long term health problems or disability overall, although this varies with age, with some BME groups having higher rates in the older age-groups.
    • The City gains young adults due to migration, both international and within Britain, whilst losing all other age groups - this includes losing families with children as they move to the surrounding districts.

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