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The Crowded Future of England

UK population could soar to 90m - Telegraph

The population of the United Kingdom could soar to 90 million by the middle of the century, government statisticians will say this week.

Such an increase, driven by immigration and a rising birthrate, would add 50 per cent to today's population...

The rising of forecasts reflects the surge in immigration in the past two years, in particular from Poland and other new EU states in eastern Europe. Official statisticians now expect net immigration to run at 190,000 a year for years to come.

A baby boom among immigrant women has forced the GAD to raise its birthrate estimates. Women are now expected to have, on average, 1.84 babies each over a lifetime. The average for British-born women is 1.6 and for foreign-born women 2.2.

The highest birthrate in the UK is among Pakistani-born women, who have an average of 4.7 children each. Last year, 22 per cent of births in the UK were to foreign-born women.

As I pointed out before this isn't a UK or British problem , the entire rise in population will happen in England only.


Well, maybe. But according to 'Britain in the year 2000' (published around 1970), the population is already supposed to be over 100 million anyway.

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