UK population exceeds 60 million for the first time

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Office of National Statistics have this morning revealed figures which show the United Kingdom’s population has exceeded sixty million for the first time.

In June 2005, the number of people living in the country was 60.2 million, an increase of 0.6% since June 2004. The figures also show that there were 50.4 million people residing in England last year.

International migration played a large part in the increase, which was the largest yearly growth in population since 1962.