ONS projects that over next decade 54% of UK population growth will be from net international migration and 46% from more births than deaths

The UK population is set to pass the 70 million mark before the end of the next decade, according to official figures.

Demographers project that the number of inhabitants in the country will rise by 3.6 million, or 5.5%, over the next 10 years, increasing from an estimated 65.6 million last year to 69.2 million in mid-2026.

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