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30/9/2012

Population of England to rise 4.5m in a decade as growth rate ‘gets faster’

The number of people in England will rise by more than four and a half million over the next decade, official estimates said yesterday.

The estimates mean population growth over the next ten years will outpace the historic record increase of the past decade.

Figures on future growth, from the Office for National Statistics, were made public following Home Secretary Theresa May’s suggestion earlier this month that no specific effort would be made to keep Britain’s overall population below the symbolic 70million level that one Labour minister promised would never be reached. for more click here

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