East Suffolk Overview

57/100
Total Score
199/329
Ranking

The Big Picture

East Suffolk is a predominantly rural local authority, covering a vast area of the Suffolk coast and countryside, with a population of around 246,000. Housing in the area ranges from traditional cottages to modern apartments, with the council working to increase the number of affordable homes in the region. The community is vibrant, with events such as the Latitude Festival and Aldeburgh Festival of Music and Arts drawing large crowds each year. In addition, the local council runs community initiatives such as the Suffolk Coastal Bike Ride and East Suffolk Youth Priority Action Group, aimed at engaging and supporting young people in the area. The area also boasts a variety of entertainment venues, such as the Snape Maltings Concert Hall and the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft. The local economy is driven by a mix of industries, including tourism, agriculture, and energy, with the Sizewell Nuclear Power Station being a major employer in the area. The council is also actively promoting the growth of the local creative and digital industries, with initiatives such as the Digital Tech and Creative Industries Skills Programme.

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East Suffolk Population

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

East Suffolk Diversity

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