UK population to grow by 10 million over 25 years

Britain's population is projected to increase by 9.7 million over the next 25 years - equivalent to the population of SwedenBritain’s population is set to rise by almost 10 million people by 2039, according to official statistics released Thursday, putting it on course to become Europe’s most populous nation by 2047. Britain’s population is projected to increase by 9.7 million over the next 25 years from an estimated 64.6 million in mid-2014 to 74.3 million in mid-2039, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The increase, equivalent to the population of Sweden, would be comprised of 51 percent of net immigration and 49 percent “natural increase”, the difference between births and deaths.

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