Nottinghamshire Insight

Key facts about Nottinghamshire


Nottinghamshire has an estimated population of 810,710 people (Office for National Statistics 2016 mid-year estimates).

In Nottinghamshire 18% (145,700) of the population are  children (0-15 years old), 60.6% (491,600) are working age, 18-65 years old, and 20.3% (164,500) are over 65 years old.

Life expectancy and health

Life expectancy at birth for females is 83 years.

Life expectancy at birth for males is 80 years.

For more information about life expectancy please see The People of Nottinghamshire chapter.

Please see Nottinghamshire's JSNA for more information about health and well-being in the county. The aim of a JSNA is to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community and reduce inequalities for all ages. Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) are local assessments of current and future health and social care needs that could be met by the local authority, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), or the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB). 


Nottinghamshire comprises of seven districts/boroughs showing varying levels of deprivation.

Mansfield and Ashfield have high levels of deprivation and score 56th and 79th respectively.  Rushcliffe Borough has very low levels of deprivation. Please see Indices of Deprivation page to find out more.


Nottinghamshire's employment rate is 74.7% (371,800) (Oct 2015-Sept 2016 - NOMIS). This is the number of people that are employed as a percentage of all those that are working age, i.e. 16-64 years old.

Please visit the Employment bulletins produced monthly by Nottinghamshire County Council to find out more. 

Education and skills

57% of pupils attending Nottinghamshire schools achieved GCSE grades A*-C (including English and Maths) compared to 52.8% nationally.

A full breakdown of results by district is available here.

Number of domestic properties

There are 334,300 properties in Nottinghamshire.

More than 60% of houses in Nottinghamshire are in Council Tax bands A and B (Valuation Office Agency, July 2016).