May 24, 2018
The population in parts of London is due to expand by nearly a fifth over a decade as immigration helps push England’s population to 58.5million.
The swelling capital is expected to be the biggest contributor to growth in numbers over the coming years, according to official estimates released today.
London is set to have 9.54million residents – just short of Megacity status – by 2026, up 774,000 from the middle of 2016.
Migration from abroad will add 754,000 to the total, the Office for National Statistics believes. Another 771,000 is as a result of the birth rate being higher than the death rate.
However, the rise in numbers will be offset by 757,000 Londoners moving to other parts of the UK. The 8.8 per cent net increase drives an England-wide growth of 5.9 per cent.
This article was posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7:40 am