November 06, 2013
Commenting on the population projections released by the ONS today, Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:
'These latest projections confirm that we are still on course for a continued and substantial increase in population. By the end of the next Parliament the population will have increased by 3 million, the equivalent of Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff and Aberdeen. This underlines the absolute need to have a net migration target and stick to it.'
Notes to Editors:
The ONS 2012-based population projections can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171778_334975.pdf
The projections show that over the next 10 years the population is going to increase by 4.3 million to 68 million and over the next 25 years the population will increase by 9.6 million from 63.7 million in mid-2012 to 73.3 million in mid-2037. The UK population will hit 70 million in 2027.