Wednesday 29 June 2022 01:00 AM Census shows women outnumber men as population in England and Wales surges to ... trends now
A record 59.6million people are living in England and Wales, the new census has shown.
The population grew by 3.5million in a decade, with the East of England seeing the biggest growth, the Office for National Statistics revealed yesterday.
Women now outnumber men in almost every part of the country, with just 13 council areas left where there are more males than females. What's more, there are more older people than ever, with one in six now over 65 and a huge rise in the over-90s.
The data also reveal stark differences in how crowded areas are. London's population density is a staggering 37 times the average in Wales, with all 20 of the most crowded areas in the capital. Tower Hamlets had 15,695 residents per square kilometre, while Eden in Cumbria had just 26.
The first estimates from the census taken on March 21 last year show the 'usual resident population' of England was 56,489,800 and 3,107,500 in Wales.
The population grew by 3.5million in a decade, with the East of England seeing the biggest growth, the