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Facts and figures about Saxmundham


The resident population of Saxmundham, as measured in the 2011 Census, was 3,644, of which 47 per cent were male and 53 per cent were female. Currently (in 2017) the electoral roll is 3079 and the total population of Saxmundham is over 4,000.

If you see much higher populations quoted for Saxmundham it is likely that they refer to the Saxmundham Ward. This is an area represented by Suffolk Coastal District Councillors. At the time of the 2011 Census the Saxmundham Ward included the parishes of Saxmundham, Kelsale-cum-Carlton & Theberton and had a population of 4,913. Since the May 2015 election the Saxmundham Ward has comprised the parishes of Saxmundham, Kelsale-cum-Carlton, Benhall & Sternfield. The population of these latter parishes totalled 5,287 in the 2011 Census.

The government Office for National Statistics provides some very interesting information on an area-by-area basis: you can visit the following web site, type in your post code (e.g. IP17 ...) and get back information about population, housing, health, and more, for the Saxmundham area, as compared to the Suffolk Coastal region and the national average.
(Note when you enter your post code and click 'Go' you are asked to accept certain conditions about the use of this information: click 'Accept' at the bottom to proceed to the tables of information.)

Other useful links

Suffolk Observatory website contains useful information, statistics and demographics about Suffolk towns provided by the Suffolk Development Agency.

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