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UK population hits figure of 63.2 million, immigrants key to population rise

Written on:December 18, 2023
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The census has shown an increase in the Scottish population of 11% from what it was in 1911

UK population has reached the figure of 63,181,775, as per Census officials, who have set the population of England at 53 million, of Wales at 3.1 million and of Northern Ireland at 1.8 million.

Scotland has also divulged its first set of results from the 2011 census, which has depicted that the population of Scotland has increased to the highest ever. The population of Scotland was divulged as 5,295,000, which is up 5% on the 2001 census and is a new high for the region.

The census was implemented across the UK on March 27 last year. As per the census findings, the number of adults above 65 years had increased by 11% in Scotland. Nonetheless, the number of children, between 5 and 14 years, had diminished by 11% in the region. Thus, the Scotland population in 2011 was 11% higher than the population in Scotland in 1911.

Acting registrar general, Audrey Robertson, has voiced that these first census results demonstrate the upward trend in the size of Scotland’s population in recent years. Audrey Robertson has asserted that the increase in the Scotland population is partly due to more births than demises. Another factor is that more people have journeyed to Scotland than have left the region.

Scotland is at a critical junction in its political history as the region is scheduled to conduct a referendum in 2014 on independence from Britain. If the Scottish people vote in favour of independence from Britain, it would symbolise the breaking of the unity of the UK. Scotland has been a component of the United Kingdom for more than 300 years.

Meanwhile, the UK census says, as regards the joint population of England and Wales, it has enlarged by 3.7 million to 56.1 million between 2001 and 2011. The reason behind the increase in the England and Wales population is, mainly, an influx of immigrants.

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  1. Dermot says:

    economic conditions also need to improve along with increasing population….otherwise, there will be social unrest..

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