June 28, 2022
Commenting, Alp Mehmet, Chairman of Migration Watch UK, said:
The census confirms huge population growth, considerably higher than the growth rate of countries such as France and Germany.
There are large impacts on areas up and down the UK, with mounting pressure on services, GP places, housing roads and schools.
Parts of the country have seen population rises in just a decade of around 20%. Cities in the East of England such as Bedford and Peterborough, and Tower Hamlets in London, have experienced astonishing increases.
With almost all recent population growth due to uncontrolled, mass immigration, England is one of the most crowded nations in Europe and London is the most gridlocked city on the planet.
Over half the public say immigration has been too high. The case for bringing immigration down by a lot is overwhelmingly strong. The government must listen.
The population of England and Wales grew from 56 million to 59.5 million, or by 3.5 million between 2011 and 2021 - that's a rise of 350,000 per year.
Census results also show that the population density of England stands at 434 people per square km, and an astonishing 15,700 people per square km in Tower Hamlets.
Polling by YouGov suggests that over half the public say that immigration has been too high in the past ten years.