England’s population is projected to grow more quickly than other UK nations in the upcoming 10 years, according to new dataset released on Wednesday.
England’s population growth is forecasted to increase 3.5% in the same period, 0.3% more than the national overall growth. Scotland will see the slowest population growth, with just 0.3% increase in the next 10 years. Populations of Wales and Northern Ireland will also grow by 2.6% and 2.0% respectively.
The 2020-based interim national population projections published by Office of National Statistics (ONS) predicted that the total number of populations of the UK will be around 69.2 million in mid-2030, a 3.2% increase from 67.1 million in mid-2020.
In 1995, the total number of populations in the UK was 58 million. There was a remarkable growth of population every year since 2003 to 2020, the data from ONS has shown.
The total UK population was just 59.6 million in 2003. The estimated 67.1 million population in 2020 is a 12.58% increase to that figure.
However, the trend of population growth in the next 10 years is forecasted to be slowed down comparing to the previous decade. The total number of populations grew by 4.3 million during 2010 and 2020, which is a 6.84% increase. The projection of 3.2% increase for the next decade (2020 and 2030) is less than half of actual increase in the previous decade.