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1992 POPULATION ESTIMATES SHOWS FASTEST GROWTH IN EAST MIDLANDS

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The resident population of England and Wales at mid-year 1992 was estimated to be 51.28m, an increase of 177 thousa...
The resident population of England and Wales at mid-year 1992 was estimated to be 51.28m, an increase of 177 thousand (0.3%) since mid-1991. Three quarters of the population growth between 1991 and 1992 was due to natural change (excess of births over deaths) and the remainder to net in-migration.

The 1992 population statistics for England and Wales are published today in an OPCS Monitor, based on 1991 Census results, with allowance for subsequent births, deaths, migration, and the ageing of the population.

The Monitor includes population numbers by single year of age for both England and Wales, and estimates of the total resident populations for 1991 and 1992 for each local government and health authority area.

Changes in the England and Wales population between 1991 and 1992 include: An increase of 104 thousand (1.0%) in the number of children aged under 16. An increase of 52 thousand (0.2%) working age (16-64/59). The rise of 282 thousand in the number of people aged between 45 and pensionable age (65 for men, 60 for women) more than offset the decreases of 218 thousand in the young working population aged 16-29 and of 13 thousand in the number of people aged 30-44.

An increase of 21 thousand (0.2%) in the population of pensionable age. There was a decrease of 34 thousand in the age group 75-84 (1.2%), but increases of 38 thousand (4.7%) in the population aged 85 and over and 17 thousand (0.3%) in the number of younger pensioners aged 65/60-74.

Changes in local.populations between 1991 and 1992 include Some population increase in all of the regions of England.

Growth was fastest in the East Midlands (0.7%) and the South West (0.6%), and slowest in the North West (0. 1%).

Slower population growth in Greater London (0.2%) and in the metropolitan counties (0.1%) than in the non- metropolitan counties (0.4%).

Small decreases in population in 115 of the 403 individual county districts and London boroughs, although the general pattern is of small population increases.

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