06/11/2013

UK Population To Rise By 9.6m Over 25 Years

The UK population is projected to increase by 9.6 million over the next 25 years from an estimated 63.7 million in mid-2012 to 73.3 million in mid-2037, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The UK population is also projected to reach 70 million in 2027.

Projected natural increase (more births than deaths) accounts for 57% of the projected increase over the next 25 years.

Over the ten year period to mid-2022, the UK population is projected to increase by 4.3 million to 68.0 million.

The number of people aged 80 and over in the UK is projected to more than double to six million by mid-2037.

(CD/JP)

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