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London's population hits eight million

by LLB Editor
16th Jul 12 1:39 pm

London’s population has reached eight million, up by 850,000 since 2001, the census has revealed.

The population of England and Wales has reached 56.1 million with the capital seeing the fastest growth of all.

Tower Hamlets’ population has surged by 26.6% in the last decade – the fastest increase in the capital. Newham comes in second with a 23.5% growth.

The census also showed that Islington has the highest population in the country with 13,873 people per square kilometre.

Kensington and Chelsea is the only London council that reported a drop in population.

London’s got nine out of the 10 local authorities with the highest population growth. Also, 19 out the 20 most-crowded local authorities in the country are in the capital.

This is the largest population growth that the UK has registered since the beginning of the census in 1801.

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