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Population: Bedfordshire

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 2 December 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate she has made of the projected population of Mid-Bedfordshire constituency in each of the next five years. (302924)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Jil Matheson, dated November 2009:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the estimate of the projected population of Mid-Bedfordshire constituency in the next five years. (302924)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) produces population estimates and population projections for all local authority areas but only produces population estimates for parliamentary constituencies that are not coterminous with local authority boundaries. I am therefore unable to provide the figures you requested for Mid-Bedfordshire constituency.

For your information the table below shows the projected population for mid-2010 to mid-2014 for the three local authorities which covered the Mid-Bedfordshire constituency in 2008 when these projections were produced.

Thousand

Local authority

Mid-2010

Mid-2011

Mid-2012

Mid-2013

Mid-2014

Bedford

162

164

166

168

169

Mid Bedfordshire

142

145

147

150

152

South Bedfordshire

121

123

124

125

126