Statistics Wales demography newsletter: September 2019
September 2019 newsletter for users of Welsh statistics on the latest population, migration, household and Welsh language statistics.
Population estimates for the UK, England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland: Mid-2018
The 2018 mid-year estimates of the population for UK countries were published on 26 June 2019 by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The 2018 mid-year estimate of the population of Wales was 3,139,000; an increase of 0.4 per cent (13,500) on the mid-2017 estimate. There were estimated to be more people aged 65 and over living in Wales (652,000) than children aged 0 to 15 (563,000).
The 2018 mid-year estimate of the UK population was 66,436,000; an increase of 0.6 per cent compared with the mid-2017 estimate (this growth rate is the lowest since mid-2004). For the fifth year in a row, net migration (275,000) was a bigger driver of population change than natural change (121,000). In the year to mid-2018, international migration increased while there was a decrease in natural change in the population (the balance between births and deaths).
Data is available via StatsWales by administrative area, single year of age, sex and components of population change, including internal migration.
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