UK Population to Exceed 70 Million, Half of Growth Due to Migration


The population of the UK is projected to shoot up by 3.6 million (5.5 per cent) over the next 10 years, with more than half of the growth due to mass migration.

According to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the population will pass 70 million by mid-2029 and be 72.9 million in mid-2041.

The population boom is the equivalent to more than three new cities the size of Birmingham appearing in the UK over a decade. The projections are slightly lower than those made by the ONS in 2014, thanks to a slight fall in migration and births.

Around 54 per cent of the growth will be the result of net international migration and 46 per cent is because there is projected to be more births than deaths.

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