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Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland: mid-2016

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  • The population of the UK at 30 June 2016 is estimated to be 65,648,000 people.
  • Over the year to mid-2016, the number of people resident in the UK increased by 0.8% (538,000), this growth rate is similar to the average annual growth rate since 2005.
  • The population increase of the UK reflected increases of 193,000 people through natural growth (35.8% of the total increase), 336,000 through net international migration (62.4% of the total increase) and an increase of 9,500 people in the armed forces population based in the UK.
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