Thursday, January 10, 2013
This most uninspiring sounding report from the ONS Interim 2011-based subnational population projections for England has some interesting insights.
Three regions are projected to grow faster than the national average with London projected to grow the fastest, by 14.2 per cent over the 10 year period. The East is projected to grow by 10.2 per cent, and the South East by 9.3 per cent.
The East Midlands is projected to grow at the same rate as England. The region projected to grow at the slowest rate over the next 10 years is the North West at 4.4 per cent.
London has a relatively young age structure, with little over 11 per cent of its population being aged 65 and over in 2011 compared with most other regions which have about 17 per cent are this age. Just look at the anticipated growth of people aged 65+. Dick Stroud