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National population projections

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  • Release date: 6 November 2013
  • Period covered: 2012-2037
A report on trend-based population projections by age and gender.

Key points

  • The population of Wales is projected to increase by 4 per cent to 3.19 million by 2022 and 8 per cent to 3.32 million by 2037.
  • The number of children aged under 16 is projected to increase to around 582,000 by 2026 before decreasing.¬†Overall, the number of children is projected to increase by 2 per cent between 2012 and 2037.
  • The number of people aged 16-64 is projected to decrease by nearly 60,000 or around 3 per cent between 2012 and 2037.
  • The number of people aged 65 and over is projected to increase by 292,000 or 50 per cent between 2012 and 2037.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 1595
E-mail: stats.popcensus@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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