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Demographics

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the population of Peterborough was in each year between 1997 and 2005; what the population is estimated to be in 2006; and what estimate has been made of future population trends. (85994)

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

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 19 July 2006:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your question asking what the population of Peterborough was in each year between 1997 and 2005; what the population is estimated to be in 2006; and what estimate has been made of the future population trends. (85994)

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 1997 to 2004 and 2003-based projections for 2005 and 2006. In addition, projections for 2007 to 2028 are also shown to indicate the future projected trend.

Mid-year population estimates and projections for Peterborough

Number

Population Estimates

1997

156,400

1998

155,900

1999

156,500

2000

156,600

2001

157,400

2002

157,600

2003

158,800

2004

159,100

Population Projections1

2005

160,300

2006

161,000

2007

161,800

2008

162,600

2009

163,400

2010

164,300

2011

165,100

2012

166,000

2013

167,000

2014

167,900

2015

168,800

2016

169,800

2017

170,700

2018

171,600

2019

172,600

2020

173,500

2021

174,400

2022

175,300

2023

176,100

2024

176,900

2025

177,700

2026

178,500

2027

179,300

2028

180,000

1 The population projections data shown 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. Source:Office for National Statistics.