Wednesday, 21 October 2009

UK population will be 70 million by 2024

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Around 180,000 immigrants will arrive in this country every year, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) said.

The surge in immigration will mean that in less than 25 years the UK's population will increase by 10 million to more than 71 million in 2033 - the fastest rise since the post-war baby boom.

Every year 425,000 more people will be living in the UK, the equivalent of a city the size of Bristol.

Records showed the last time the numbers living in the UK increased at such a rate was the 25 years between 1942 and 1967.

Prior to that similar sized increases had not been seen since the Industrial Revolution.

When the immigrant baby boom is taken into account, migration will account for two thirds of population growth, the figures predicted.


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