Breckland Overview

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The Big Picture

Breckland is a predominantly rural local authority located in the heart of Norfolk, England. As of 2021, the population is approximately 141,500 people. The housing in Breckland is primarily comprised of detached and semi-detached homes, with a limited number of high-rise buildings. The area is home to several thriving communities, with events such as the Thetford Festival and the Wymondham Music Festival drawing visitors from across the region. There are also several community initiatives in place, including a community transport scheme and community-led broadband project. When it comes to local entertainment, the area boasts a number of venues such as the Apex Theatre in Bury St Edmunds, the Theatre Royal in Norwich and the Corn Exchange in King’s Lynn. In terms of the local economy, agriculture and tourism are among the largest employers in the area, with several large food and drink companies also operating in the region.

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Breckland Population

The population graphic above highlights changes in Breckland’s population over time, while the diversity graphic compares local diversity to the national average, giving a snapshot of the area’s cultural makeup.

Breckland Diversity

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