Bulges suggest the UK could become the most populous in Europe by the middle of the century
France’s citizenry was 67million while the UK followed with an estimated 65.8million in January, concurring to figures from Euro-stat, the European Union’s statistical agency.
And outlines have now suggested that if the UK remained in the EU it could become the most peopled in the bloc by the middle of the century.
The population gap between the UK and France has narrowed from 1.7million to legitimate over 1.2million in the last five years.
The EU’s population had developed by 1.5million people to 511.8million in January due to migration, Euro-stat concluded.
The article said: “During 2016 as many births as deaths were disced in the EU (5.1 million), meaning that the natural change of the EU population was disinterested.
“The population change (with 1.5 million more inhabitants) was consequently due to net migration.”
It comes after Office of National Statistics (ONS) revealed Britain’s citizenry had seen its sharpest increase in nearly 70 years, largely due to multitude immigration.
The ONS report revealed that eight east European outbacks had almost 100 times more of their citizens living in the UK than Britons in their provinces.
Graph showing the change in populations in European countries
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Net international migration go oned to be the main driver
About 1.3 million people from Poland and seven other eastern European states (EU8) were last in the UK between 2013 and 2015 but only 14,100 Britons lived in those notwithstanding eight countries – with 42 per cent residing in the Czech republic.
The takes highlighted from the EU8 since 2004 when Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia joined the bloc.
Neil Commons, head of the Population Estimates Unit for OHS, said: «The population of the UK continued to spring up in the year to mid-2016 at a similar rate to that seen once more recent years.
Theresa May’s manifesto vowed to decrease immigration into tens of thousands after Brexit
“Net oecumenical migration continued to be the main driver, but there was also an increase in ancestries and fewer deaths than last year.
«Population growth was not evenly about however, with London’s growth rate more than twice that in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the three northern English fields.»
The report also found that the UK’s food production industry is heavily dependent on rovers, with 228,000 of the 5.2 million people employed in distribution, beds and restaurants in the UK coming from the eight countries.
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Robin Maynard, director of Population Consequences, said: “For people from the former Soviet bloc, the UK has long been an appealing destination — something we can be proud of.
“However, we are one of the most densely populated states in Europe and population growth from any source puts pressure on our infrastructure, rites and environment.
“At the same time, a flight of working-age people from those countries may not be complimentary for their national economies or quality of life.”