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National population projections

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  • Release date: 26 October 2017
  • Period covered: 2016-based
A report, produced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), on trend-based population projections by age and sex.

Key points

  • The population of Wales is projected to increase by 3.1 per cent to 3.21 million by 2026 and by 4.6 per cent to 3.26 million by 2041.
  • The number of children aged under 16 is projected to increase to 568,000 by 2026 before decreasing between 2026 and 2041, with a population of 549,000 in 2041. Overall, the number of children is projected to decrease by 1.5 per cent between 2016 and 2041.
  • The number of people aged 16-64 is projected to decrease by 81,000 (4.2 per cent) between 2016 and 2041.
  • The number of people aged 65 and over is projected to increase by 232,000 (36.6 per cent) between 2016 and 2041.

Note

As agreed with the Office for Statistics Regulation, these statistics will be updated at 12.30pm on the day of release by ONS. StatsWales tables will follow within 48 hours.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 5058
E-mail: stats.popcensus@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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