The 2016-based projections provide statistics on the potential future size and age structure of the population of the UK and its constituent countries.

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.

Reports

Data

Datasets and interactive tools

Contact

Martin Parry

Tel: 0300 025 0373

Media

Tel: 0300 025 8099