Estimates of the usual resident population as at 30 June 2016. Includes national and subnational population estimates for England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.


  • Revised population estimates for England and Wales: mid-2012 to mid-2016

    Revised estimates of the usually resident population for mid-2012 to mid-2016 (as at 30 June). Methodological improvements have been implemented allowing the creation of a new series of estimates that roll forward the 2011 Census. These revisions cover subnational population estimates for England and Wales only. Data are available by administrative area, single year of age, sex and component of population change.



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