British population to top 70 million by 2027

The figures also predict a rapidly ageing society, with one in 12 people aged over 80 by 2039The population of the United Kingdom is to top 70 million in the next 12 years, according to projections from the Office for National Statistics. Migration and children born to new arrivals will help swell the population by just under 10 million over 25 years, according to the figures. “Growth will be at a faster rate than we have seen previously, largely due to the direct impact of international migration and the indirect impact of immigration,” said Guy Goodwin, ONS director of social analysis.

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