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Mid year estimates of the population

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  • Release date: 22 June 2017
  • Period covered: 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
  • Next update: 22 March 2018
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-2016 estimates of the UK.

Key points

  • On 30 June 2016 there were estimated to be 3,113,000 people living in Wales.
  • There were estimated to be more people aged 65 and over living in Wales (635,000) than children aged 0 to 15 (557,000).


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