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UK population rises to 66.4m but growth rate stalls

by LLB Reporter
26th Jun 19 10:25 am

Official estimates from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the UK population growth has reached 66.4m however, growth rate has stalled.

By the end of June 2018, the ONS calculations showed there was an estimated 66,436,000 people living in the UK, but growth rate remained the same as the previous year.

Neil Park, head of the ONS population estimates unit said, “For the fifth year in a row, net international migration was a bigger driver of population change than births and deaths.

“However, overall population change to the year mid-2018 has remained fairly stable as an increase in net international migration has been roughly matched by the fewest births in over a decade and the highest number of deaths since the turn of the century.”

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