Nottinghamshire Insight

Key facts about Nottinghamshire


Nottinghamshire has an estimated population of 823,100 people (Office for National Statistics 2018 mid-year estimates).

In Nottinghamshire 20% (166,500) of the population are children (0-17 years old), 61% (495,800) are working age, 18-65 years old, and 21% (170,200) 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 46th and 68th respectively.  Rushcliffe Borough has very low levels of deprivation. Please see Indices of Deprivation page to find out more.


Nottinghamshire's employment rate is 76.0% (377,500) (Jan 2017-Dec 2017 - 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

65.9% of pupils attending Nottinghamshire schools achieved GCSE English and Mathematics grades 9-4 compared to 64.2% nationally. (2016/17 was the first year of English and Maths qualifications being awarded in numerical grades 9-1; where 9 is the best).

A full breakdown of results by district is available here.

Number of domestic properties

There are 360,790 properties in Nottinghamshire.

More than 60% of houses in Nottinghamshire are in Council Tax bands A and B (Valuation Office Agency, July 2017).