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Population Statistics

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the population of (a) the UK and (b) each region of the UK is (i) under 25, (ii) between 25 and 34, (iii) between 35 and 44, (iv) between 45 and 54, (v) between 55 and 64 and (vi) over 65 years of age. (82922)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 10 July 2006:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your question about what percentage of the population of (a) the UK and (b) each region of the UK is (i) under 25, (ii) between 25 and 34, (iii) between 35 and 44, (iv) between 45 and 54, (v) between 55 and 64 and (vi) over 65 years of age. (82922)

The latest available data, for mid-2004, are shown in the attached table.

Mid-2004 Population Estimates: Population, percentage in selected age groups, by countries and Government office regions (GOR) within the United Kingdom

Percentage of the population who are aged:

Country/GOR

Under 25

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65 and over

United Kingdom

31

13

15

13

12

16

England

31

13

15

13

12

16

North East

31

12

15

14

12

17

North West

32

13

15

13

12

16

Yorkshire and the Humber

32

12

15

13

12

16

East Midlands

31

12

15

13

12

16

West Midlands

32

13

15

13

12

16

East

30

13

15

13

12

17

London

32

20

17

11

9

12

South East

31

13

16

13

12

17

South West

29

12

15

13

13

19

Wales

31

12

14

13

13

18

Scotland

30

13

16

14

12

16

Northern Ireland

36

13

15

12

10

14

Note:

Percentages may not add due to rounding.

Source:

Office for National Statistics

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the population of (a) Southend-on-Sea and (b) Essex was in each year between 1976 and 2005; what it is estimated to be in 2006; and what assessment has been made of the future trend. (83457)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 10 July 2006:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your question about what the population of (a) Southend-on-Sea and (b) Essex was in each year between 1976 and 2005; what it is estimated to be in 2006; and what assessment has been made of the future trend. (83457)

Mid-2005 population estimates for England and Wales are due to be published on 24 August 2006. The attached table therefore provides the requested data for the years 1976 to 2004 and 2003-based projections for 2005 and 2006. In addition, projections for 2011, 2016, 2021, 2026, and 2028 are also shown to indicate future projected trend. These projections show a projected increase in population of 10.5 per cent for Southend and 13.7 per cent for Essex over the 25 years between 2003 and 2028.

Population estimates and projections for Essex1 and Southend-on-Sea

Essex1

Southend-on-Sea

Population Estimates

1976

1,140,600

159,600

1977

1,152,100

157,400

1978

1,163,700

157,300

1979

1,176,200

157,500

1980

1,189,100

157,700

1981

1,196,900

157,600

1982

1,199,700

157,000

1983

1,209,300

156,400

1984

1,216,500

155,500

1985

1,224,800

155,600

1986

1,231,900

156,600

1987

1,239,500

158,300

1988

1,245,100

160,400

1989

1,247,100

160,100

1990

1,247,500

160,600

1991

1,249,100

161,200

1992

1,253,600

162,400

1993

1,255,500

163,500

1994

1,261,600

164,400

1995

1,267,700

163,900

1996

1,273,300

163,300

1997

1,278,300

165,100

1998

1,284,200

163,800

1999

1,295,000

162,900

2000

1,304,400

161,600

2001

1,312,600

160,400

2002

1,318,100

160,400

2003

1,324,100

160,300

2004

1,330,400

159,600

Population Projections2

2005

1,337,700

161,000

2006

1,344,500

161,400

2011

1,379,100

164,000

2016

1,416,200

167,500

2021

1,455,100

171,600

2026

1,491,900

175,600

2028

1,505,400

177,100

1 All data are for current county of Essex which excludes Southend and Thurrock.

2 The population projections data shown in this table are taken from the 2003-based subnational population projections, the latest set of projections currently available. Therefore they may not be consistent with the 2004 mid-year estimate.

Note:

Data are rounded to the nearest 100.

Sources:

Office For National Statistics.