Office for National Statistics says biggest increase since 1962 accounted for by immigration and older mothers. The country's population rose by 470,000 last year, the highest annual growth rate for nearly 50 years, statistics show.
Immigration accounted for almost half this number, the Office for National Statistics said. The UK's population stood at 62.3 million in the year leading up to mid-2010, it revealed.
While there were 12.3 million women of key childbearing age in 2000/01, in 2009/10 there were 12.5 million women.
Another factor is the number of women born in the 1960s and 70s who put off having children and are now having children at older ages than in the past.
The figure was up 0.8% on the previous
year – the steepest climb since 1962 Statisticians said this is due to there being more women in the key childbearing ages of between 15 and 44 years old.
Which is really dangerous situation for the UK. It is highest increase for last 50 years and it is a big Breaking New for the UK government and is also surprising for the whole world. he population of the UK reached nearly 62 million last year despite a second successive annual fall in net migration, according tofigures published by the Office of National Statistics today.