Population increasing, but due to more births
1st July 2011: Give the new arrivals a fair share. The UK’s population is increasing, alright! But, it’s unfair to blame them for the malady.
Statistics released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggest natural change —the difference between births and deaths — accounted for 52 per cent of the UK population growth in the year to mid-2010. The prime reason behind the phenomenon was the number of births.
In 2009-10, there were 134,000 more births than in 2001-02. Statisticians believe as of now there are more women in the key childbearing ages of between 15 and 44.
The number of migrants entering the UK remained at similar levels seen over the past six years. Just about 574,000 people came to the country from abroad last year.
The figures say the UK’s population increased by 470,000 last year, registering the highest annual growth rate for nearly 50 years.
ONS figures add the UK’s population was 62.3 million in the year leading up to mid-2010. It was up 0.8 per cent compared to the previous year, the figures released
Well, past migration has contributed to the increase in annual births in the UK since 2002. It is being suggested that non UK-born women tend to have more children than their UK-born counterparts.