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Mid year estimates of the population

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  • Release date: 25 June 2015
  • Period covered: 30 June 2013 to 30 June 2014
  • Next update: 23 June 2016
The mid-year estimates refer to the population on 30 June of the reference year and are published annually.

They are the official set of population estimates for the UK and its constituent countries, the regions and counties of England, and local authorities and their equivalents. This bulletin is based on the data for Wales in the first release of the mid-2014 estimates of the UK.

Key points

  • On 30 June 2014 there were estimated to be 3,092,036 people living in Wales.
  • The population of Wales increased by  0.31 per cent between mid-2013 and mid-2014 (the smallest increase for UK countries and regions of England).
  • In mid-2014 there were estimated to be more people aged 65 and over living in Wales (614,700) than children (aged 0 to 15, 554,800).
  • In mid-2014 the percentage of the population aged 65 and over living in Wales was 19.9 per cent, while the percentage of the population aged 0 to 15 was 17.9 per cent.
  • There were small population increases for most local authorities in Wales from mid-2013 to mid-2014: there was a large increase for Cardiff (up by 2,580), a decrease for Ceredigion (down by 540), and very small decreases for Blaenau Gwent and Powys.


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