A report by Downing Street forecasts the United Kingdom’s population will most definitely cross 70 million by the end of 2030. In 2016, the UK had a population of 65.64 million. This only means that the UK needs to reduce immigration rate. The UK government announced that it will soon put a post-Brexit immigration law into action. It will also reduce immigration counts to tens of thousands per year.
A report published by National Statistics says that between 2016 and 2041, the Uk population will grow by 7.3 million. That is the combined population of Scotland and Northern Ireland. Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, said that the numbers are future projections. They have helped us come to a conclusion that we need to take actions to bring down immigration rates and make it sustainable. Former Prime Minister David Cameron and his administration failed to control immigration during this tenure.
The ONS had projected that the population will increase to 70 million by 2027 in 2014. But they made a revised report, saying that it will increase to 70 million by 2030. ONS also said that the rate of immigration is slightly lower now. The number of children per woman has become less. The rate of life expectancy is also lowered.
Number of inhabitant highest in the UK as compared to EU countries
The number of inhabitants is growing in the UK at a rate of 16 percent. This is predicted rate of growth between 2015 to 2041. It is 10 percent for France and four percent for Germany. On the other side, Italy’s population is on a decline.
The UK will have higher number of older population. In 2016, 1.6 million people in the UK were senior adults. It is projected to double to 3.2 million by 2041. For a small island that is a lot of population. There will be problems in accommodation and prices will rise.